Living in Uptown Minneapolis
There’s no prescribed formula for defining ‘cool,’ but the buzz-worthy area of Uptown Minneapolis definitely captures it. The neighborhood is part of an evolving sense of what it means to live in an urban area. As entrepreneurs and creative folks thread their vision into the fabric of the local scene, the locale is shaping its own vibe that is attracting more and more residents to the condos in Uptown Minneapolis and other Uptown Minneapolis homes for sale.
Uptown Minneapolis urban living is an interesting hybrid of lifestyles — an eclectic mix of young professional, singles/couples with kids, empty nesters and seniors. There is never a shortage of culture and entertainment for people in any of these demographics, thereby marking the area noteworthy for its universal appeal. In the 1980s, the area experienced a surge of interest in large part due to a Prince song about Hennepin and Lake. Some of the town’s bohemian character remains through coffee shops and organic restaurants, but much of its draw is due to the walkability and shopping that remains.
Uptown Minneapolis Walking Neighborhood
Surrounded by a bounty of lakes and the walking area along the Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet, Uptown Minneapolis earns a walk score of 85. It offers a Nice Ride bicycle sharing program with more than 60 stands throughout the city, but its plethora of walking trails mark the area as the fourth most walkable zip code in Minneapolis. Noteworthy, the Minneapolis Uptown luxury homes are interlaced along lakes popular for windsurfing, kayaking and sunbathing.
Restaurants and Dining
Dotted by waterways, it’s no surprise that Uptown Minneapolis offers numerous dining options focused on seafood and the like. However, residents would be amiss to think options end there. Japanese, Caribbean, French, Latin American and American fare invites those with a discerning palate to partake. Fortunate for vegetarians, there are also a decent selection of veg-friendly choices to be had.
Like its population, Uptown shopping options fuse eclectic with traditional. There are locally designed clothing and indie choices interspersed with conventional stores, such as H&M and Timberland. At the center of it all is Calhoun Square, a larger shopping center, and other retailers on surrounding streets.
As Uptown Minneapolis evolves and continually refashions itself according to new trends, it remains a hot spot for home buyers. If you’re considering a move to the area, connect with RE/MAX Results-Shannon Lindstrom, REALTOR® to learn of your options.