Homes for sale in Minneapolis Minnesota

Real estate options have never been more significant in the Minneapolis Twin Cities area. Lofts with skyline views, established neighborhoods with sidewalk-lined streets, and newly constructed suburban settings with every amenity you need.  

The City of Minneapolis is split into six geographic sections - Central, South, Southwest, North, Northeast, and Southeast.  Sections are separated into 11 communities and further divided into 81 neighborhoods.  

An association represents most neighborhoods under the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) umbrella.  Minneapolis residents use the NRP planning process to analyze their social service, environmental, transportation, housing, safety, and recreational needs. The NRP is responsible for building community centers, creating jobs, and helping its communities.  I recommend that my clients call the NRP or visit their website and talk to the current president of the neighborhood association you are considering.  You can also view the neighborhoods at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us.

Safety

To compare neighborhoods with each other, you can read the neighborhood crime reports online at Minneapolis Crime Statistics.

Sex Offenders
I recommend that buyers visit the Department of Commerce Sex Offender website. Here you can see any level three sex offenders living near the home you are considering purchasing. Tip: Your insurance agent can access statistical information about crime rates and how much insurance coverage will cost if you move into that zip code.

Public Transportation 

www.MetroTransit.org (612.373.3333) Buses run along main thoroughfares but change routes and schedules.  The Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line goes from the Minneapolis Warehouse District to the Mall of America.  The trains run every 7-8 minutes during rush hours and 10-15 minutes during off-hours and weekends.  Fairs are from 1-3 dollars.  Trains run between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. 

Skyways

Minneapolis has a great network of skyways in downtown which shoppers and commuters use to keep them not only out of harm's way but any inclement weather while walking in the core of the city.

Paths and Trails

There are miles of walking/bicycle trails within and surrounding the Minneapolis suburbs of Hennepin County.