7.2 out of 10

Morris Park

44.9006520264742 -93.215734061114
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Small Town Vibe in Southern Minneapolis"

One of the many southern Minneapolis neighborhoods that developed thanks to the street car, Morris Park is a little slice of heaven that is close to numerous important spots within the city. The light rail has taken the place of the street car and residents can easily travel to downtown without having to run into rush hour traffic found along the highways. The Crosstown Highway passes through the lower half of the neighborhood and the Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport is close enough to sneeze on. This means residents have to deal with the noise of over passing airplanes. Morris Park is also home to the VA Medical Center, which is well known for it excellence in orthopedic medicine.

Those that live in Morris Park are close to all the green space they could ever want. The actual Morris Park is located in the center of the neighborhood and has the Morris Park School and Hiawatha Leadership Academy next to it. Lake Nokomis is a little less than a mile to the west and the Minnehaha Off-Leash Recreation Area to the east provides a place for dogs to roam free along the river banks. Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling Gold Course are also nearby. This small town feel of Morris Park is further emphasized by the quaint local shops and cafes. Add affordable prices for the homes and Morris Park is the perfect town within a city.
Pros
  • Close to airport
  • Close to off-leash park
  • low housing prices
  • safe - little crime
Cons
  • far from downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small town living in southern Minneapolis"

At the very southeastern border of Minneapolis lies the neighborhood of Morris Park. The community originally developed as a result of the streetcar line that connected the neighborhood to Downtown, but it has remained a vibrant and growing community on its own since. The light-rail transit system recently began connecting this area to the larger and more commercialized neighborhoods to the north and near Downtown.
The homes in the area are modest smaller homes that were built anywhere between 1920 and 1960, but they are extremely reasonably priced, especially when compared to similar sizes and neighborhoods in other Minneapolis neighborhoods. The yards and exteriors of the homes are well taken care of and the streets have a cozy small-town feel to them. Many of the residents who live here are families, but it is becoming more and more popular for younger couples and those who are retired.
Within the neighborhood of Morris Park there are also the amenities of a small town – a post office, library, cafes, and small retail shops. You really can find most of the necessities you need right within this community. Morris Park itself is one of the more popular parks in the area and includes athletic courts and a community swimming pool.
Pros
  • safe - little crime
  • low housing prices
Cons
  • far from downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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