|Phillips (West Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Phillips East)|
Phillips is a diverse area in many ways: its population includes people of many nationalities; it has a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses; and it is home to several large employers such as Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Wells Fargo Mortgage and Allina Health Care Services, the Green Institute/Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center, along with small neighborhood businesses. The Midtown Exchange project—which redeveloped the vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street into a mixed-used development of offices, hotel, retail, a global market, and housing is one of the neighborhood’s great assets. Phillips is well connected to other parts of the city via the LRT Lake Street/Midtown station, high-frequency bus service, and The Midtown Greenway—a 5.5 -mile long former railroad corridor with bicycling and walking trails, the stunning Martin Olav Sabo Bridge, and the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center. Housing in Phillips is as diverse as its residents—there are pre-war single-family homes in a variety of styles, new apartments and condominiums along the Greenway, and low-rise, multi-family apartment buildings. For a whimsical tour of the neighborhood’s main street, visit “Right on Lake Street,” an interactive exhibit created by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Boundaries and Zip Code
The Phillips Community is comprised of 4 neighborhoods: Ventura Village, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, and East Phillips.)
Phillips West boundaries:
Housing development in the Phillips neighborhoods reached its peak between 1890 – 1910, following the new streetcar routes down Lake Street and Franklin Avenue. Industrial and commercial activity also played a major role in the neighborhood’s history—with shops and businesses lining Lake Street, Northwestern Hospital (now Abbott Northwestern) opening in 1887, and the world headquarters of Honeywell located at 4th Avenue and 28th Street from the 1920s until the 1990s. Phillips is also home to the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery—the oldest in the city with graves dating back to the 1850s.
Housing Styles and Types
Housing styles, ages, and types are incredibly diverse in the Phillips neighborhoods. Here you can find grand, historic properties in Victorian styles—with turrets and trim; smaller homes of that era; as well as duplexes and small apartment buildings. Along the greenway there are a number of newer condominium and apartment buildings offering modern amenities and convenient access to the Greenway below.
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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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