5.4 out of 10

Powderhorn Park

44.9411840556626 -93.2546713473515
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews

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

"Eclectic Southern Minneapolis Community"

Powderhorn Park is a lively southern Minneapolis community that shares the same name as the large patch of green that sits at its center. This is known to be a very eclectic neighborhood where a variety of people live and visit and many events are hosted, such as the Art Fair and May Day Festival in addition to others. Though relatively close to downtown, the crime rate here is rather low and the residents are friendly people who look out for one another. Powderhorn Park is a place where people of various ages and lifestyles can feel at home.

The real estate in this neighborhood is relatively cheap for both renter and buyers with
sales prices seldom going above $140,000 and leases usually settling under $700 per month. The majority of homes are within small apartment buildings and complexes, with the occasional small single family house. Though most were built before World War II, some spaces had developed after 1995, thus adding to the community's eclectic nature. The lots are rather narrow and there is little room for green space between homes, but Powderhorn Lake compensates for that lack of natural lush. There are various amenities located within this neighborhood for eating and practical shopping. For those that wish to travel to downtown or other areas, the public transit makes moving in and out of Powderhorn Park easy.
Pros
  • Affordable homes
  • culturally rich
  • friendly
Cons
  • Can become overcrowded
  • small residential lots
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great community of diversity and culture"

Named for the small lake that is shaped like a powder horn, Powderhorn Park is a great neighborhood in the southern part of Minneapolis. It really is a culturally rich and diverse place to visit and live, and there are lots of great activities and events in the park. Two of the more popular ones are the May Day Festival and Art Fair. The people of this community are friendly and seem truly interested in sharing with and learning from one another. The crime rate is also fairly low, making it a good place for families and seniors alike.
Most of the homes in the Powderhorn Park area were built just after 1900. The prices on these homes are also very reasonable, especially considering that some nearby neighborhoods have home prices double or triple those of the Powderhorn Park community. One of the drawbacks to the residential areas is that the homes are often built on fairly narrow lots, not allowing for a lot of green spaces in the neighborhood.
The former Sears Building sits in this area, and is now the Midtown Exchange, adding to the amenities and diversity of the community. There are convenient trails for walking, and public transit is able to take you to the Downtown area if needed.
Pros
  • culturally rich
  • friendly
Cons
  • small residential lots
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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