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Harrison is conveniently located minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market, the Walker Arts Center, and the beaches at Cedar-Lake and is well-served by transit and has easy access to I-394/94.The neighborhood is home to the International Market Square—a regional destination that includes a large number of interior design and home / commercial designer showrooms, the American Institute of Architects Minnesota offices, and residential loft space. Harrison residents enjoy recreational opportunities at Theodore Wirth Park, Basset’s Creek Park and Harrison Park—providing outdoor experiences year-round.  Housing in the neighborhood ranges from lofts to apartments to newly constructed single-family homes to turn-of-the-century houses—many available at modest prices. 

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway)
South: Bassett’s Creek
East: I-94 and Lyndale Avenue
West: Theodore Wirth Park

Zip code: 55405 

History

The neighborhood’s greatest period of development occurred between the 1880s and 1920s—mills were built along Bassets Creek, Munsingwear (makers of the “union suit” long underwear) opened its factory in today’s International Market Square building, and workers lived in unpretentious housing nearby. 

Housing Styles and Types

A variety of modestly priced homes are available in the Harrison neighborhood ranging from rambler-style homes built in the 1960s and 70s to more historic homes built in the early 1900s.  Rental opportunities are available in duplexes and other newly developed apartment complexes.

Schools

Public Schools:

Charter Schools:

For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

  • Harrison Park—offers playing fields, wading pool, tot-lot, basketball court and more.
  • Sumner Library—located just north of the neighborhood.
  • Basset’s Creek Park—offers playing fields, basketball court, playground.
  • Theodore Wirth Park—the largest park in the Minneapolis Park system offers year-round excitement—with off-road cycling trails, golf, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowboarding.  The many natural areas make visitors forget that they are in the middle of the city!

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For information about incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

  • The Harrison Neighborhood Association has many different committees to get involved with (e.g. housing, community engagement, crime and safety, environment, and more). HNA and residents from surrounding neighborhoods have also been working to bring a new food co-op to the neighborhood to serve North Minneapolis and the western suburbs.
  • Friends of Bassett Creek—are focused on restoring the health and beauty of the creek. 

News

Statistics

Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers.  Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

Contacts

Harrison Neighborhood Association



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