5.5 out of 10

McKinley

45.0183956682456 -93.2869703287895
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Cheap Homes in Northern Minneapolis"

In northern Minneapolis where the neighborhoods are mostly dedicated to industrial spaces, McKinley maintains a residential atmosphere. Many of those who work in the nearby industrial areas live in this community since it is a short commute and they are not subject to the high prices of properties closer to downtown Minneapolis, I-94 is a ten to fifteen minute drive and public transportation is available for those without a car. Most of the homes are smaller historic houses built during the 1920's, and very few sell for more than $115,000, a very reasonable price for being relatively close to downtown while at the same time being out of the way of the urban crowds.

McKinley has a diverse population, where families, young single individuals and retired persons live together. The variety of worshiping places reflects the many different types of people that live here with Christian churches, a Mosque and a Buddhist temple within walking distance of every home. Residents who want some fresh green space have Perkins Park, which is by the river and the interstate and has its own gardens and playground. Those living in McKinley can also spend some time on the river banks during the warmer months.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Easy access to downtown via I-94
  • close to downtown
  • scenic riverside neighborhood
Cons
  • Noise from nearby trains
  • close to industry
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small community along the river"

A community along the river, the McKinley neighborhood of north Minneapolis is a fairly residential neighborhood, even though there are industrial centers very close by. These offer residents of McKinley employment opportunities where they don’t have to travel into Downtown. If you do live in McKinley and want or need access to what the heart of Minneapolis has to offer, you are only 10 minutes away from the busier streets. Transit services connect residents to other parts of Minneapolis for work, sight-seeing, and shopping.
Most of the homes in McKinley are single-family buildings that were originally built in the 1920s. The home prices are fairly reasonable, especially when you consider how close the neighborhood is to Downtown without it feeling like a crowded metropolitan place. It is a place where families, single people, and retired people call home. The population of McKinley is diverse, and that can be seen in part by the variety of stores and places of worship in the neighborhood. There are 2 or 3 Christian churches, a Mosque, and a Buddhist temple in the community. The parks and businesses in the area help to make it a good place for families to settle, including Perkins Hill Park., which has gardens, playground equipment, and picnic areas.
Pros
  • scenic riverside neighborhood
  • close to downtown
Cons
  • close to industry
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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