7.2 out of 10

Waite Park

45.0283354386859 -93.2367771610909
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Tucked away in urban life"

If you want to feel tucked away in a peaceful community but still have access to metropolitan amenities, Waite Park might just be the place for you. This neighborhood is an example of one that began in the early roots of Minneapolis and that has continued to grow and thrive. Located in the northeast corner of Minneapolis, Waite Park is adjoined by the St. Anthony Parkway and has access to the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.
There are many housing options for families and individuals in Waite Park, and the price tags reflect those, but there really seems to be something for most budgets. The styles of the homes range from traditional bungalows to ranch homes. Things like the Waite Park Community Gardens make this the kind of community where people want to settle and live. There isn’t a lot of crime, and the neighbors are active in their community.
Education also seems to be important to the residents of Waite Park, and even though there aren’t any schools at the heart of the community, there are some really good academic options in close proximity to the residential neighborhoods. Close to Waite Park is the Columbia Park Golf Course and the Waite Park and Recreation Center, both giving great opportunities for residents to be physically active.
Pros
  • great options for recreation
  • Active community
Cons
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Park Views North of Downtown"

Waite Park is a serene community filled with pleasantries found within both urban and suburban areas. The residents within this neighborhood are known to be some of the most socially conscious and politically active inn Minneapolis, so newcomers would do well to expect the occasional debate with their neighbors. Though active, Waite Park is also a suitable place to raise a family or live life as a laid back single professional. What limits many younger adults from jumping ship to this area are the larger houses that are marked with high prices.

Most of the homes are three or four bedrooms, again, suitable for the family lifestyle, and built back during the 1940's and 1950's. Sale prices range from $140,00 to $275,000, the latter of which deters many youthful locals. In addition to older charming homes, Waite Park is blessed with having little crime as a result of being a little out of reach of downtown and the university. Central Ave. is lined with apartments, which face Columbia Park as well as its golf course. Another outdoor public space, Waite Park, sits at the very center of the neighborhood, which caters to a more residential lifestyle rather than shop hopping and "painting the town" night escapades. This is where the protesters and political activists go to settle down once they have aged.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Natural beauty
  • Active community
Cons
  • Pricey
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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