8.1 out of 10

Standish

44.9305854483093 -93.2683347071207
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Family friendly and connected to the city"

The quiet and peaceful south Minneapolis neighborhood of Standish used to be considered the outer limits of the city. This area is now primarily residential and the homes are traditional bungalows seen throughout much of the Minneapolis neighborhoods. The prices of homes are lower than average in the Minneapolis neighborhood, but as new homes and apartments are built those are expected to become more in line with the typical prices around the city. Unfortunately residents do have to deal with crimes in the area, but it is not at an exorbitant rate at all. The neighborhood really is peaceful overall and the residents are kind and caring. Families who live in Standish have a few schools from which to choose for their children, and there are parks with playgrounds and wading pools.
One of the great advantages to moving to Standish is that there has recently been the development of a new light-rail line along the Hiawatha Avenue corridor that now connects this community to the amenities of the major metro area. You can get to the Mall of America, the airport, or the hub of major retail and business centers within minutes. It has created a new kind of energy in the community of Standish and will likely bring more residents there to call it home.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Close to both downtown and Lake Hiawatha
Cons
  • some crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Perfect Middle Ground"

Standish is an active and ever evolving neighborhood while also remaining a peaceful spot where residents can enjoy some shut eye rather than being constantly interrupted by the buzz of urban crowds. People of many types are able to enjoy this community, with families with smaller children making use of the schools and parks while younger and older singled enjoy easy access to a variety of dining and shopping spots in the adjacent neighborhoods. Local educational facilities include Roosevelt High School, Green Earth Children's Academy and Friendship Academy- Fine Arts, offering different options through which local children can learn. Residents also enjoy easy access to downtown via Hiawatha Ave., along which there are numerous coffee and dining spots as well as a theater and many retail stores.

Property sale and rental prices are mid-range, mostly depending on the size of the abode as well as its proximity to Hiawatha Ave. The residential streets are home to modest sized bungalows that were built in the early 1900's by northern European immigrants. Though historic homes is one of the main drawing points of Standish, there are new apartment complexes that are currently and will later on be erected. Just to the south of the neighborhood is Hiawatha Lake which has the Hiawatha Golf Course right next to it. so those living in Standish are perfectly placed between the excitement of downtown Minneapolis and the kick back atmosphere of one of the metropolitan area's many lakes.
Pros
  • Close to both downtown and Lake Hiawatha
  • Many eating spots
  • Affordable housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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