Prospect Park residents enjoy its urban village feel--a small town in the big city--where it is easy to walk to: work, recreation, shopping, and community meetings & events. Winding, tree-lined streets where no two homes are alike make this neighborhood a treasure that attracts a variety of residents. Residents of Prospect Park are diverse, individualistic, community-minded, and politically active. The neighborhood is home to Luxton Park and Recreation Centers, Tower Hill Park and Water Tower, many small passive green spaces, and Pratt Elementary School; and it is adjacent to the University of Minnesota, close to both downtowns (10 minutes each by car and 20 minutes by bus), and within walking distance of dining, shopping, services, and other attractions along University Avenue.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Railroad tracks and the Southeast Industrial area
The neighborhood was platted as the Prospect Park subdivision in 1885 by developer Louis Menage. By late 19th century, Prospect Park was a Minneapolis suburb connected to the city by a streetcar line.
Housing Styles and Types
The neighborhood is known for its distinctive and unique homes, holding the distinction of having the highest percentage of architect-designed homes in the city. Homes range from 1880s Victorians to early modernist homes with apartments and other rental properties scattered throughout the neighborhood and new condominium development located near the neighborhood’s border with Saint Paul.
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Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
For information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.
Real Estate Listings
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Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association (PPERRIA)