6.3 out of 10

Ventura Village

44.9629535741837 -93.2588391517426
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"American-Indian Heritage Flourishes Here"

Ventura Village calls itself “the neighborhood that works” and it is clear to see why the residents can make this claim. Over the recent years community members and organizations have made it a priority to improve the quality of life for all of the members of this community through varieties of projects. New, affordable housing has been built, and the streets have the look of community pride.
There are some fabulous and unique places to shop in Ventura Village, especially at the Ancient Traders Market. You can find restaurants, eclectic goods for sale, and signs of the strong influence of the American-Indian population. Ventura Village is home to the largest population of American-Indians in the city of Minneapolis and it is refreshing to see that heritage shine through in the community.
If you are looking to live in Ventura Village you are going to be close to great medical services, including Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Homes in this area range from very early 1900 style dwellings to more modern duplexes and apartment rentals. The bus and light-rail transit systems make commuting very easy and affordable. Being so close to Downtown makes it a great location for working in the city or at one of the nearby schools.
Pros
  • Close to medical and educational faclities
  • Many eating and shopping options
Cons
  • small yards for homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Where Education and Medicine are King"

Ventura Village is an urban mecca just across the freeway from downtown and the University of Minnesota. Residents are never far from healthcare with the Phillips Eye Institute, Children's Hospital ad Clinics of Minnesota and the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in the immediate area. This densely populated area of town has numerous private schools ranging from the grade level to the university level, making the neighborhood an educational haven. Ventura Village is also filled with many restaurants and places to shop for visitors and nearby working professionals from the educational or medical institutions.

This is a community catered to single professionals, hence it is only natural that the majority of homes are apartments and condos, most of which were built before World War II. Overall, the rent and sale prices can be considered reasonable or even cheap, with properties located loser to the freeway being listed at lower prices. With the community being so densely populated comes a higher crime rate, with most offenses falling under the theft category. Given how close Ventura Village is to downtown and the University of Minnesota campus, the spaces going for $500 to $600 a month are an absolute steal, especially considering how easy it is to travel to key spots without a car.
Pros
  • Close to medical and educational faclities
  • Many eating and shopping options
  • Low real estate prices
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Freeway views
  • Higher crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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