Buying a Home or Condo in Minneapolis-St. Paul Means Walking to Festivals and Other Local Fairs

Can you imagine being so close to many wonderful Twin Cities events, you can walk or bike to them?Accessibility means a much richer life, full of activities that bring you joy. Here are just some of the many events you’ll find each year in the area: January St. Paul Winter CarnivalLocation: Historic Rice Park, 109 W 4th St · Saint Paul, MN 55102 Neighborhoods: Downtown St. Paul & Summit Hill Summit Hill Association February Winterfest – the Minneapolis Craft Brewers’ GuildLocations: Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 Neighborhoods: Downtown St. Paul (Lowertown) April Minneapolis-St. Paul International…

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Doing It Green with Minneapolis-St Paul Community Gardens

Minneapolis-St Paul community gardens (especially organic) has increased over the past couple years. The urban community gardens provide opportunities to allow individuals to grow & produce their own food, share organic gardening ideas with each other, and also help provide GREEN space within the City of Minneapolis and St Paul. According to Doing It Green, Betsy Johnson of Garden Futures in Boston defines them this way: Community Gardens are community spaces that are communally cultivated and cared for; these spaces may consist of individually-worked plots, multiple person caretaker areas, sitting areas, and small-scale children play areas. This article goes on to…

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Walkability Equals Sustainability and Happier Residents

Minneapolis walkable neighborhoods are important for many real estate buyers & sellers.  The Minneapolis urban area is known for its close-in, walkable neighborhoods, making it a great place to reside. According to Wikipedia, walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking.  It’s an important concept in sustainability.  It encompasses accessibility, road and walkway conditions, public transportation, safety and how land is used. According to Walk Score, walkability adds a lot of value to your health, the environment, your finances and communities. Those who live in a walkable neighborhood tend to weight 6-10 pounds less than those…

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Minneapolis Home-Buying & Metro Public Transit System

What is the importance of buying a urban Minneapolis home or condo near the Metro Transit? I have clients who access the light rail and/or the public bus system for the convenience of traveling to/from work and also it can be a form of sustainability (GREEN). Public transporation may help reduce energy consumption. Please find below the Minneapolis neigbhorhoods within walking distance and or a near-by bus line from the Metro Transit Light-Rail stops.  Minneapolis Downtown – North Loop Minneapolis Downtown – Central/East Cedar-Riverside Corcoran Dinkytown – U of MN Midtown – Lake Street Hiawatha Howe Keewaydin Longfellow Minnehaha Seward…

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St. Paul Downtown City Condo & Loft Living

 Are you looking to live within walking a distance of the St. Paul Farmers Market, the Union Depot, the Science Museum and or wish to experience St. Paul urban condo & loft living?  There are numerous great condo & loft opportunities in or near the downtown St. Paul location. Please find below a few of many downtown St. Paul condo & lofts possibilities:  Great Northern Lofts – 300 Wall Street, St. Paul  Market House – 289 5th Street East, St. Paul  The Airye Condos – 168 6th Street East, St. Paul  River Park Lofts – 406 Wacouta Street, St. Paul …

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Minneapolis City Living Condos & Lofts

Are you are looking for urban living with a contemporary flair? Minneapolis condo or loft city living is for you.  The City of Minneapolis has incredible neighborhoods; the downtown and also the uptown areas are just two of locations that provide opportunities to experience and explore city living. There are numerous condo & loft developments in the following five Minneapolis walking neighborhoods, providing individuals basic to unique floor plans with any style from modern chic, classic, to green-friendly. Enjoy state of art amenities from sophisticated design characteristics.  The Minneapolis north loop is a historical warehouse district. You will find old…

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Downtown Minneapolis-Mill City Condos & Lofts

The Mill City neighborhood is on the east-side of downtown Minneapolis and also within walking distance of the banks of the Mississippi River. The Mill City district established its name since it was originally the home to historic flour mills. In fact, this specific Minneapolis neighborhood at one-time was named the “Flour Milling Capital of the World”. The following condos & lofts in the Mill City neighborhood are: the Bridgewater Lofts, Humboldt Lofts, The Whitney Lofts, North Star Lofts, Park Avenue Lofts, American Trio Lofts, Stone Arch Washburn Lofts, Metropolitan Lofts, Zenith condos, and also the 607 Washington Avenue condos.…

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Minneapolis Home-buying in a Walking-Neighborhood

When looking for a condo, loft, or townhome, does a Minneapolis walking neighborhood appeal to you? There are many convenient advantages living within a Minneapolis walking neighborhood. You would be within walking distance of local establishments and recreational activities. You can stop-by a coffee shop for a latte’ or tea on a whim, get a bite to eat at local neighborhood restaurant without having to worry about finding a parking space for your car, shop at unique boutique, walk, jog or bike around one of the Minneapolis chain of lakes. Living within a walking neighborhood has been a request as…

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Minneapolis Downtown Condos

The center of downtown’s business district has many high-rise living opportunities for condo buyers who want to live in the center of Minneapolis. Here are a few downtown condominiums that you might find interesting: Grant Park Condos– 330 Units This building is a modern high-rise condo development. The shared amenities include the following: 24 hour front reception, a business center, party room, fitness center, indoor pool and also a near-by a dog park. The monthly association fee includes: Heating, Sanitation, Snow/Lawn Care, Outside Maintenance, Hazard Insurance, Cable TV, Water/Sewer, Building Exterior, Security Staff, Professional Management, and Shared Amenities. Skyscape Condos – 250…

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Experience Downtown Minneapolis Loft Living

Are you are looking to experience downtown Minneapolis urban living?  Hence, you might want to consider buying a loft in or near downtown Minneapolis.  Please find below a few tasteful and trendy lofts with traditional to modern floor plans.   North Loop 710 lofts – 60 units These lofts have poured-concrete interior walls with exposed duct work ceilings. The 710 Lofts consequently provide a heated parking garage for the residents. In addition, the Metro Light Rail hub is an easy walk to/from the development. 720 lofts – 99 units The 720 Lofts are located within the proximity of the 710 and…

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