7.3 out of 10

Shingle Creek

45.0474106591266 -93.3097951827715
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

"An oasis of nature and a friendly community"

If you like the idea of living on the north side of Minneapolis, Shingle Creek might have just what you are looking for, especially if you are looking for a place to raise a family. The name itself even sounds like something from a story-book, and the residents who live there are very friendly and proud of their community. The crime rate is very low and you feel safe in this neighborhood. By freeway it is only about 6 or 7 miles from downtown, so you can commute to jobs to the south in Minneapolis or to jobs in the suburbs to the north. The homes are modestly priced, and the neighborhoods have been well-maintained.
Shingle Creek dissects the eastern part of the community, and it is a great place to watch water birds, hike, or enjoy the wading pool. Visitors can even take binoculars and their cameras and look for things like bald eagles, deer, and other wildlife that isn’t always easily seen in Minneapolis neighborhoods. If you enjoy gardens you will enjoy the Shingle Creek Common Ground Community Garden, where you can even grab a map and take a self-guided walking tour. If all of this serene nature and peaceful surroundings are too much for you, hop on I94 and head south into the bustle of the city, just minutes away from this oasis.
Pros
  • nearby nature
  • low crime and friendly people
Cons
  • not within walking distance of retail or downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to Nature in the City"

Shingle Creek gets its name from the first shingle mills that was built in Minneapolis at the neighborhood's location back in 1852. Though it is the site of many industrial warehouses and dozens of railroad tracks, the set up of this community is such that residents are surrounded by natural beauty and are seldom bothered by industry noise and fumes. Being six miles from downtown offers those who live here a chance to get in touch with their outdoor buff side and escape the hustle and bustle of the more central Minneapolis neighborhoods while also being just a short commute away from it should they want to pain the town. All the homes in Shingle Creek are within walking distance to beautiful parks, high performing schools and bike trails. The area also has one of the lowest crime rates in Minneapolis.

House selling prices are lower to mid- range while the rent can be a little pricey, but that is due to the fact that the neighborhood markets towards families and older professionals who can afford a mortgage. Most of the homes are medium sized and were built right after World War II, offering historic appeal but with more square footage than many of the prewar bungalows found throughout Minneapolis, though they and some Tudor style houses can be found within these streets. Even though Shingle Creek is still considered an urban neighborhood, its intimately close location to the nature of Minnesota makes it common for residents to see some wildlife including deer and foxes. Families will find it difficult to find a more beautiful neighborhood with more courteous neighbors.
Pros
  • Natural Beauty
  • Affordable housing
  • Low crime
Cons
  • A bit far from downtown
  • Lack of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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