Click on each neighborhood comparing data for the City of Minneapolis including land use and zoning maps.
- Audubon Park
- Bryn Mawr
- Cedar Riverside
- Columbia Park
- Diamond Lake
- Downtown East
- Downtown West
- East Calhoun
- East Harriet
- East Isles
- Elliot Park
- King Field
- Linden Hills
- Logan Park
- Loring Park
- Lowry Hill
- Lowry Hill East
- Marshall Terrace
- Morris Park
- Near North
- Nicollet Island
- Northeast Park
- North Loop
- Powderhorn Park
- Prospect Park
- St. Anthony East
- St. Anthony West
- Shingle Creek
- Stevens Square-Loring Heights
- University of Minnesota
- Ventura Village
- Waite Park
- West Calhoun
- Willard Hay
- Windom Park
Source: City of Mpls.
Cities For Singles?
Minneapolis #3 For Singles
Night Life: 19
Job Growth: 14
Cost Of Living Alone: 28
Online Dating Rank: 6
Percentage of population
not married: 26.4%
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Mini Apple List…
New York is known as the Big Apple, the term was made popular in the 1970’s with promotions by the Tourism Board. The original source comes from a book in 1909 and the name was referred to in several New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920’s.
Minneapolis has been referred to as the Mini Apple. Many factors for this reference can include:
+ mi-nē-ˈa-pə-l... Phonetically the city’s name sounds a lot like “Mini Apple” (mi-nē-ˈa-pə-lis)
+ Minneapolis is a New York “wannabe” in many ways
+ New York and Minneapolis have many similarities… to be explored
+ Minneapolis has tall buildings like New York (but a mini number by comparison)
Rankings & Fast Facts
- More than 89% of all Minnesotans have a high-school diploma.
- Minneapolis was ranked the 6th most educated city in the country by Encarta online.
- In 2004, the three-year-average median income for the state of Minnesota was $55,914, 5th in the nation, and 20% higher than the national average.
- The seven counties of the metropolitan area are home to nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies.
- Median average wage in the metro area is $17.49, in the third quarter of 2005.
- Minneapolis/St. Paul ranks 18th among Forbes list of best places to do business.
- In 2005, Minneapolis/St.Paul was named the 14th in Site Selection’s ranking for new corporate facilities and expansions.
- Minnesota has the nation’s lowest percentage of people without health insurance, and the second lowest percentage of people living below the poverty line.
- Nearly 77% of Minnesotans own their home.
- Minnesota was the third largest exporter of soybeans and related products and the fourth largest exporter of feed grains and related products.
- Child magazine ranked Minneapolis/St.Paul the third-best metro area for raising kids.
- Minnesota was named the 6th smartest state by Morgan Qunito press, 2005-2006
- Minneapolis was ranked the top city for technology in 2005 by Popular Science Magazine
- The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport was deemed the best in the country for “road warriors” by CNN Money.
- Minneapolis/St. Paul ranked 18th on Forbes magazine’s 2005 list of “Best Places to Jump-Start a Business or Career
- Named the “Most Athletic City” by Men’s Fitness Magazine in 2005
- The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is the United States’ 10th best art museum, declared by MSN & Citysearch in 2005
- The Environmental Protection Agency named downtown Minneapolis as “Best Workplace for Commuters”
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Met Council, DEED, Minneapolis.org
Discovering Half of the Twin Cities
The Core, Minneapolis Minnesota: An Overview Of The Mini Apple's Western Side
- Minneapolis combined with Saint Paul form the core of the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
- The largest City in Minnesota as well as it is the county seat of Hennepin country.
- Through time it has always been called the City of Lakes and Mill City
- Being the City of lakes, you can find around twenty lakes surrounding the city.
- Some of these bodies of water are connected by parkways found in the Chain of Lakes and the grand Rounds Scenic byway.
- It has evolved from being the world's flour miller and the center for timber to a bustling city which is the center for theater, art and music.
- Noted for many great hotels and restaurants of distinction.
- Some of the attractions are; the Mall Of America with over 250 stores (drawing crowds from around the world). the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.
- Minneapolis is known to be the most literate of all the cities in the United States.
- The name of Minneapolis came about when the area’s first schoolmaster mixed the two words "mni" and "polis". "Mni" is a Dakota word which means water and polis is the Greek word for city.
- The first settlers are known to be the Dakota Sioux.
- The city was then incorporated in the year 1867 with the coming of the railroad connecting Minneapolis.
- Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi river is located here.
- In 1905, it became a flour and mill city as farmers planted grain in the Great Plains and shipped them to the flour mills in the city. During this time 10% of the Country's flour and grist was sourced in Minneapolis.
- At the peaked of their production 12 million loaves of bread were created form the flour that they produced.
- Currently the lake city, bases its economy on finance, rail, trucking and other industries.
- Distinctions such as the "Top Tech City" in the United States, Smart Places to live and one of the Seven Cool places to live for young professionals was given to the city to recognize it's above national average ranking as to the quality of their work force which has advanced degrees and availability of university researches among others.
- The city has literally hundreds to offer those visiting it. The Minneapolis park system has been named for best designed and best maintained park in the U.S. as geographical landmarks, boulevards and parkways were preserved and incorporated in the States park system. They also have the Minnehaha falls and offer a popular marathon, the Twin Cities marathon every year. Minneapolis, Minnesota has a lot to offer for those visitors who want to combine work with pleasure.
Mpls Most Bike-able
Minneapolis Tops List of Most Bike-able Cities
Bicycling Magazine has put out its list of “America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities,” and Minneapolis is the winner.This list proves that there are probably way more Americans working to make their community’s streets more livable than you’d ever imagined.
It turns out that Minneapolis has taken measures to remain bike-friendly even in the winter months: In addition to 120 miles of bike paths, there are indoor bike parking lots to keep you and your bike toasty once you've arrived at your destination.