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Located along the Mississippi, in the heart of the Northeast Arts District, Bottineau is a destination for many artists to live and work—with the conversion of the California Building into artist studios in the 1980s. The Bottineau neighborhood has a nice mix of amenities including a large park, a library, restaurants and bars along University Avenue, and its close proximity to downtown.  The neighborhood.  Home prices are modest, streets are lined with trees, and residents participate in programs that beautify the neighborhood and improve it for the future.  Mulberry Junction Community Garden was established in 1996 by artists from the adjacent California Building and it now holds a grassy picnic circle to enjoy mature perennial and native gardens as well as thirty-five vegetable plots tended by a diverse array of gardeners.

Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Lowry Avenue NE
South: 17th/18th Avenues NE
East: University Avenue
West: Mississippi River

Zip code: 55418


The neighborhood is named after the legendary pioneer, explorer and leader Pierre Bottineau who bought land here in 1845. Bottineau neighborhood has a rich history with the large number of ethnic groups that have settled in this area over the years.

Housing Styles and Types

Most homes in the neighborhood have Folk American/Victorian or two story Shotgun style aspects, wood-frame building that were constructed pre-1940. In addition to single-family homes, there are also numerous duplexes for rent as well as the newer Bottineau Commons projects (apartments, lofts and townhomes.)


Charter Schools:

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

Public Facilities

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.

Getting Involved



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.


Bottineau Neighborhood Association
2205 California Street NE #107
Minneapolis, MN 55418 
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“I love the proximity to light rail, Lake Street and Minnehaha Falls. I am 15-20 minutes from anything in the Metro area. The homes are well cared for and the neighbors are active and very nice. I feel good about raising my family here.”

- Jeremy
Standish neighborhood, Minneapolis

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