7.1 out of 10

St. Anthony West

44.9953747664605 -93.2636636357741
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"Beauty on the river"

Just five minutes from the middle of downtown, the Minneapolis neighborhood of St. Anthony West is an affluent neighborhood near the heart of the city. This river community originally drew European immigrants to the area, and now draws those who can afford the renovated homes and scenic neighborhoods. There is an eclectic mix of home styles throughout St. Anthony West, ranging from 19th century beauties to more modern townhomes and condominiums.
Along the riverside residents can take advantage of the upscale Boom Island Park that includes almost 15 acres of Mississippi River fun. There is a boat marina, playgrounds, picnic areas, and promenades. There is even a picturesque lighthouse that sits along the shoreline that once served to help river workers navigate the St. Anthony Falls. The beauty of this park is evident, and people take advantage of it for wedding photographs, receptions, and parties. The Boom Island Park (although no longer an island) is the place where you go if you want to leave on a cruise of the Mississippi River aboard the Minneapolis Queen. This riverside community is also the home of the only yacht club in the city.
There are no schools within the St. Anthony West neighborhood, but there is a library for residents. Shopping and dining can be achieved along the river at any of several small shops and diners. If you are looking for more retail possibilities, the bustle of Downtown is just minutes away by bus or car.
Pros
  • Close to downtown
  • Next to the river
Cons
  • Expensive!
  • no schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Heaven... if You Can Afford It"

This neighborhood has numerous good qualities, but what may deter many from relocating to this area is the fact that living here is horribly expensive. One would e extremely lucky to find an apartment that was listed below $300,000. Those looking to have access to the good spots in St. Anthony West would do better to jump ship to one of the neighboring eastern communities. What drives the real estate prices so high here is its close proximity to downtown and being right next to the Mississippi River. Professionals with high paying jobs can find themselves and abode that faces the river or the aligning park and they are also within walking distance to Nicollet Island.

St. Anthony West leads to Minneapolis's Arts District as well as the business district located along East Hennepin. The types of homes in the area vary, including some late 19th century house, pre-war brick buildings and some more modern complexes. The northern portion of the community is home to a cluster of several different churches as well as some religious affiliated schools. Any local families who have teenagers will send their kids to De Lasalle High School on Nicollet Island each morning and younger singles will mosey on down to East Hennepin for the numerous dining spots and bars for nightly and weekend entertainment. Dickman and St. Anthony Parks are also within easy reach, providing the urban dwellers some more spots to take in some fresh outdoor air. St. Anthony West is a wonderful and convenient place to live, for those who can afford it.
Pros
  • Next to the river
  • Tons of dining spots
  • Close to downtown
Cons
  • Expensive!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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