5.3 out of 10

Stevens Square / Loring Heights

44.9648374502984 -93.2774125334189
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"Mecca for Urban Artists"

Stevens Square/ Loring Heights is one of Minneapolis's smaller neighborhoods, but within those several square blocks is plenty to offer. Nicollet Ave., also known as "Eat Street" due to the hundreds of dining spots that lie along its pavement, goes right through the heart of this community. This is also one of the older neighborhoods in the city with many buildings declared historical landmarks ranging from old apartment building to small houses to full estates. Most of the residents in this area live in one of the many brick three story buildings that were erected right after World War I or in one of the apartments buildings that are specifically marketed towards local artists. Those of the creative mind can display their talents in the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, where thousands of square feet of gallery and studio space is available.

Sale and rental prices are midrange and many individuals with low incomes are able to make a life for themselves in this neighborhood that is right next to Downtown West and full of activity. I-94 separates Stevens Square from Loring Heights with most of the businesses being located in Stevens Square while most of the residential spots are in Loring Heights. Loring Park is just at the northwest corner and offers trails as well as a tennis court for anyone looking to stay active. Stevens Square has its on smaller park which is surrounded by a coffee shop, a bed and breakfast and artist lofts. An ideal setting for the younger and more exploratory crowds, but little to offer for families, especially given the higher occurrence of criminal activity.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Artistic community
  • Tons of dining spots
Cons
  • Corwded
  • Higher crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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