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Taking its name from the Dakota word for water and the Greek word for city, Minneapolis, the City of Lakes (22 of them to be exact), truly combines the best of city excitement with stunning natural beauty. With more than 380,000 residents, Minneapolis is the larger of the Twin Cities and is also home to over 170 parks. In fact, every resident lives within six blocks of one! The city is home to the 50-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway (the nation’s premier urban scenic byway), award-winning restaurants and arts venues, and gleaming modern architecture that houses Fortune 500 companies and civic institutions.

You’ll find nightlife options that span the spectrum from glimmering dance clubs to neighborhood dive bars, from Broadway performances to the Fringe Festival, and from bowling alleys to major league sports. Dining in Minneapolis is just as diverse. Whether you want a casual meal in a neighborhood bistro or a fancy dinner at a nationally-acclaimed restaurant, you’ll find it in the City of Lakes.

Minneapolis is home to dozens of neighborhood retail areas and commercial corridors—where you can find unique shops, local restaurants, and all kinds of services. You can also find some of your favorite large retailers right in the city too! See a list of Minneapolis retail areas.


Get oriented

You might hear people use Northeast, North Minneapolis, or Nokomis as if they were each a neighborhood, but Minneapolis is officially divided into 11 communities—each of which are home to anywhere from 4 to 13 neighborhoods, for a total of 81 “official” neighborhoods. Here’s how the city breaks down:


Bryn Mawr, CaRaG, Ceder-Isles-Dean, East Calhoun, East Isles, ECCO, Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, and West Calhoun.


Cleveland, Folwell, Lind-Bohanon, McKinley, Shingle Creek, Victory, Webber-Camden (plus the Humboldt and Camden Industrial areas.)


Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, Loring Park, North Loop, Stevens Square/Loring Heights.


Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, Longfellow, Seward.

Near North:

Harrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, Near North, Sumner-Glenwood, Willard Hay.


Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Page, Regina, Wenonah.


Audubon Park, Beltrami, Bottineau, Columbia Park, Holland, Logan Park, Marshall Terrace, Northeast Park, Sheridan, St. anthony East, St. anthony West, Waite Park, Windom Park.


East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, Phillips West, Ventura Village.


Bancroft, Bryant, Central, Corcoran, Lyndale, Powderhorn Park, Standish, Whittier.


Armatage, East Harriet, Fulton, Kenny, King Field, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Windom.


Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, Prospect Park, University

A map that shows all 11 of Minneapolis’ communities and the neighborhoods within them. [PDF]

Visit Live MSP’s Minneapolis neighborhoods and Resources pages to learn more about living in Minneapolis.

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“I love the proximity to light rail, Lake Street and Minnehaha Falls. I am 15-20 minutes from anything in the Metro area. The homes are well cared for and the neighbors are active and very nice. I feel good about raising my family here.”

- Jeremy
Standish neighborhood, Minneapolis

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