6.3 out of 10

St. Anthony East

44.9965789416283 -93.2524411658865
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Affordable living in a safe and friendly community"

The small neighborhood of St. Anthony East is a great fit for many young and active people in the Minneapolis area, but it is also affordable enough for students and families, although there aren’t any schools in the area. Much of the residences are rentals, but newer homes and apartments have been going up over the past few years to accommodate the growing community. Those homes that still exist in the St. Anthony East neighborhood are mainly from the very early 1900s and reflect the Colonial and bungalow styles of homes that were popular. The atmosphere in St. Anthony East is of a young and growing community, and there is little crime to worry about for residents.
One of the draws to St. Anthony East, besides affordable housing, is the convenience of the location in relation to the main metro area. You can walk on the paths to many of the venues in the neighborhood, and there is a great bus line that goes through the community as well. If you’re into biking, the 3rd Avenue Bikeway can get you to the Boom Island Park Trails and many other great biking paths in the area. There aren’t many retail shops in the area, but there are a few restaurants.
Pros
  • affordable housing
  • safe
Cons
  • little retail
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A More Affordable St. Anthony West"

Formerly the city of St. Anthony back in the late 19th century, St. Anthony East offers many amenities of being close to downtown and the river, but at a cheaper rate than St. Anthony West. The real estate prices show that being just several blocks away from the river can make all the difference in what one pays for their mortgage or rent. Housing prices are lower to mid-range and available spaces are most often apartments and row houses. The bus line runs through this community frequently, offering the utmost mobility to those who do not have their won personal vehicle. Bikers also have it easy in St. Anthony East with the 3rd Avenue Bikeway running along the southern border and connecting residents to the Heritage Trail, Father Hennepin Bluffs Trail and of course the Boom Island Park Trials.

St. Anthony East caters to a younger, more trendy crowd, encompassing many truly unique bars, lounges and artistic spaces. Club Underground has weekly stand up comedy while Hang It, Inc. offers a space for local artists to hang their newest creations. Families would find little to their advantage here given that the public and private schools are located in St. Anthony West and the high concentration of bars, though the cheap housing prices could serve to their advantage. Most of the businesses and activity is along Central Ave. NE and Monroe St., but a few hidden hot spots can be found within the less trafficked streets such as Spring St. The residential streets are surprisingly not too crowded are filled mostly with small historic houses that are perfect for cooperative living situations.
Pros
  • Close to downtown and the river
  • Affordable housing
  • Nightlife spots
Cons
  • By railroad tracks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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