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Shingle Creek offers city conveniences and suburban comforts—where residents can be close to nature in their own backyards in the heart of the city! Here you can find great housing stock, excellent schools and parks within walking distance, bike trails, a low crime rate, and involved residents! The meandering Shingle Creek which runs north-south through the neighborhood brings a plethora of flora and fauna for residents to enjoy—including bald eagles, fox, and deer. The Shingle Creek neighborhood is only 6 freeway-miles to downtown jobs and entertainment and has easy access to the northern and western suburbs.


Boundaries and Zip Code

North: 53rd Avenue North(city limits)
South: 49th Avenue North
East: Humboldt Avenue North
West: Xerxes Avenue North (city limits)

Zip code: 55430


In 1852 the first shingle mill in Hennepin County was built near the mouth of the creek, giving the neighborhood its name—and workers from the nearby lumbermills began to settle in the area. The neighborhood was also one of the first African American neighborhoods in the growing metropolis of Minneapolis in the late 1800's and early 1900's. For more information, visit:

Housing Styles and Types

Shingle Creek consists predominantly of bungalows and one-story ramblers that were built in the 1950s. The Humboldt Greenway project is an eclectic mix of new bungalows, craftsman-style, tudor and foursquare single-family homes and townhouses that are centered around attractively landscaped greenspace.


Public Schools:

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

Public Facilities

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.

Getting Involved

  • Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association—works with residents to protect and promote the neighborhood. Visit the website to find many different ways to get involved.
  • Camden Business Association is committed to enhancing the NorthWest Minneapolis community through promoting, supporting, connecting existing businesses, and encouraging new business development that meets the needs of the local community.


Real Estate Listings

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


Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association

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