Stevens Square – Loring Heights is Minneapolis’ smallest neighborhood and we’re just a five minute walk to the heart of Minneapolis. Nicollet Avenue—or “Eat Street” runs through the neighborhood bringing lots of diverse dining options and the Stevens Square Center for the Arts has 5,500 square feet of gallery and studio space dedicated to local artists. The neighborhood is home to many historic buildings and a designated historic district that celebrates Stevens Square – Loring Heights’ unique housing design of the early 1900s. Our historic neighborhood welcomes newcomers and excels at developing long term relationships.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Franklin Avenue
In the late 1880s, with the expansion of the street car, the area transformed from farmland to a neighborhood of attractive apartment buildings, brownstones, country estates, and single family homes. The current historic district is located along the perimeter of Stevens Square Park, where 3-story brick apartment buildings played a significant role in the residential development of Minneapolis before and after World War I. For more information, visit: www.sscoweb.org and look under the neighborhood section. See also, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission’s website on the district: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/hpc/landmarks/Stevens_Square.asp
Housing Styles and Types
Most of the Stevens Square section of the neighborhood is rentable housing along with some historic condominiums built after World War II, while the Loring Heights portion of the neighborhood has a modern mix of owner occupied housing and rentable space. A number of older properties have been also been converted into attractive and modern lofts and condominiums.
No schools are located in the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood. For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.
Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
For more information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.
Visit www.sscoweb.org – where you can subscribe to a neighborhood listserv.
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.
Steven Gallagher, Executive Director, Stevens Square Community Organization