5.5 out of 10


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Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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

"Wildlife in your urban backyard"

The neighborhood of Willard-Hay can be found in the northwest portion of Minneapolis and stretches partway to Penn and Xerxes Avenues. This nice community sits just adjacent to the Theodore Wirth Golf Course, and is in close proximity to many green spaces where you can see some great cross-sections of wildlife. It gives this city neighborhood a country feel when you see the great parklands, trails, and wetlands in the area.
The homes in this area are typical of those built in the early 1900s, but there are several pockets of newer developments. As the community continues to strengthen through the efforts of the Northside Resident Redevelopment Council (NRRC), it is expected that more new housing will be built and that current homes will continue to be renovated and made even better. There is a great diverse mix of ethnic and cultural groups in the Willard-Hay neighborhood, and the crime rates are fairly low. Two schools, the namesakes for the community, offer educational possibilities for the children of the neighborhood.
To the southern edge of the community is Olson Memorial Highway, which you can use to access the interstate and travel the advantages and extra amenities that Minneapolis offers closer to the heart of the city. You also aren’t very far away from the Warehouse District which offer eclectic shopping and entertainment possibilities.
  • wildlife and natural beauty
  • not a lot of community retail
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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