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Minneapolis is home to many large corporations, both in and around the city. With all these economic opportunities, great public transit, and a thriving downtown, it’s no wonder the city is so popular for young professionals. If you are relocating to Minneapolis for work, there are several popular neighborhoods you should consider. USA Family Moving, our local Twin Cities moving company, has put together a list of our top Minneapolis neighborhoods for young professionals.

 

Uptown

Median Home Price: $407,775
Average Rent Rate: $1,089

 

 

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Known for great bars and nightlife,1 Uptown is conveniently located just outside downtown for those who want a quick commute. With tons of stores and shops, lakes and outdoor recreation, and adorable homes, Uptown is one of the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis for singles or young families looking for quieter city living.

 

North Loop

Median Home Price: $350,500
Average Rent Rate: $1,255

 

 

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Also known as the Warehouse District. Many of the beautiful condos, businesses, and homes in North Loop are renovated warehouses.2 The neighborhood is full of historic blue-collar charm and casual bars. Many North Loop residents can walk to their downtown offices or bike. If they drive, it’s always less than ten minutes.

 

Prospect Park

Median Home Price: $373,300
Average Rent Rate: $2,495

 

 

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Looking for a quieter section of the city? Prospect Park is located just east of Dinkytown, also known as the home of University of Minnesota undergrad students. In contrast to the college hubbub of Dinkytown, Prospect Park is home to graduate students,3 retirees and families. Just a quick drive to downtown and a quick walk to the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, your family will love Prospect Park.

 

Linden Hills

Median Home Price: $549,926
Average Rent Rate: $2,162

 

 

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Located in the Southwest community of Minneapolis, Linden Hills looks more residential suburb than metropolitan neighborhoods. Sprinkled with beautiful single-family homes the feature significant yard space on tree-lined streets, this is one of the best Minneapolis neighborhoods for young professionals ready to purchase a house and grow their families. For singles or couples who prefer apartment living, Linden Hills luckily has a few condominiums in development.4 Bordered by two small lakes and just a few miles away from downtown Minneapolis, this neighborhood truly encapsulates small-town charm in the middle of the city.

 

Eden Prairie

Median Home Price: $328,500
Average Rent Rate: $1,895

 

 

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Trust in the name of this city at the edges of Minneapolis. Eden Prairie is one of the best Minneapolis suburbs for young professionals. Dotted with small lakes and characterized by spacious single-family homes and its own strong commercial district, there’s plenty of reasons to make your home here. Tight-knit neighborhoods and an overall highly-rated and inclusive public school district5 make Eden Prairie a perfect place to raise a family.

No matter where you choose to live in Minneapolis, you are guaranteed to have friendly neighbors and easy access to the downtown area. Even if you live in top-rated suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Edina, or Bloomington, you’ll enjoy quick access to the city with a quieter atmosphere. Our expert movers in Minneapolis are happy to welcome you to our city.

 

Additional Reading

 

Sources

 

  1. CBS Minnesota – Night Out In Minnesota’s Uptown Minneapolis
  2. City of Minneapolis – Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District
  3. Kassidy Tarala, Minnesota Daily – Prospect Park committee approves new affordable apartment project
  4. Eric Roper, StarTribune – Long-debated Linden Hills project clears key hurdle
  5. Kim Bridges, The Century Foundation – Eden Prairie Public Schools: Adapting to Demographic Change in the Suburbs