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Minneapolis/St. Paul Neighborhoods

Sara Grochowski and Anna Axell
Do It Green! Minnesota

In only a few generations past, neighborhoods were the cornerstone of the residents’ daily lives. The neighborhoods were walkable, enabling people to perform daily activities (e.g. grocery shopping, going to the park, taking children to school) without the use of a car. Today’s version of a neighborhood as a suburban subdivision often just has houses. As neighborhoods have changed and even people’s daily activities, social interaction that happens in a walkable neighborhood lessens. One way to change this is merely to get involved in your neighborhood community. Whether you live in the city or suburb, the best way to find out the goings on, is to contact your local community center. Below in this list are definitions of communities and neighborhoods as well as contact information for organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. If you live outside of these areas, a simple Google search of your city will direct you to a home page. And better yet, get out and talk to your neighbors.

Neighborhoods

The term “neighborhood” is used to describe the basic sub-division of the community. Typically, a neighborhood covers an area which can logically be served by one elementary school. The term “neighborhood” is meant to apply to predominantly residential areas, though servicing institutions, schools and businesses serving day to day needs are included within neighborhood boundaries. The term may also be applied to such intensive, special use areas as industrial, commercial, and institutional districts.”

Excerpted from “Minneapolis Communities: Their Definition and Purpose”. City of Minneapolis Planning Commission. Publication No. 107, Neighborhood Series No. 4. May 1959.

reenet.msp.mn.us/nhoods/mpls/commnbhd.html

Minneapolis

A population of 382,618; contains 11 communities, 80 neighborhoods and 3 industrial areas.

This web page has every Minneapolis neighborhoods’ contact information, census profiles, maps, and reports:

nrp.org/R2/Neighborhoods/Orgs/Organizations.html

Minneapolis Neighborhoods

  • Armatage
  • Audubon Park
  • Bancroft
  • Beltrami
  • Bottineau
  • Bryant
  • Bryn Mawr
  • CARAG
  • Cedar-Riverside
  • Cedar-Isles-Dean
  • Central
  • Cleveland
  • Columbia Park
  • Corcoran
  • Diamond
  • Downtown
  • Downtown West
  • East Harriet
  • East Isles
  • East Calhoun
  • East Phillips
  • Elliot Park
  • Field
  • Northrop
  • Folwell
  • Fuller Tangletown
  • Fulton
  • Hale
  • Harrison
  • Hawthorne
  • Holland
  • Jordan
  • Kenny
  • Kenwood
  • Kingfield
  • Lind-Bohanon
  • Linden Hills
  • Logan Park
  • Longfellow
  • Loring Park
  • Lowry Hill
  • Lowry Hill East
  • Lyndale
  • Lynnhurst
  • Marcy-Holmes
  • Marshall Terrace
  • McKinley
  • Midtown Phillips
  • Nicollet Island/East Bank
  • Nokomis East
  • North Loop
  • Northeast Park
  • Near North
  • Page
  • Phillips West
  • Powderhorn Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Regina
  • St. Anthony West
  • St. Anthony East
  • Seward
  • Sheridan
  • Shingle Creek
  • Southeast Como
  • Standish Ericsson
  • Stevens Square
  • Sumner-Glenwood
  • Ventura Village
  • Victory
  • Waite Park
  • Webber-Camden
  • West Calhoun
  • Whittier
  • Willard-Hay
  • Windom
  • Windom Park

St. Paul

St. Paul is divided into 17 Citizen Participation Planning Districts.

This web page has every St. Paul neighborhoods’ contact information, census profiles, maps, and reports:

www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=1180

St. Paul Districts

  • District 1, District 1 Community Council
  • District 2, District 2 Community Council
  • District 3, West Side Citizens Organization
  • District 4, Dayton’s Bluff District 4 Community Council
  • District 5, Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council
  • District 6, District 6 Planning Council
  • District 7, District 7 Planning Council
  • District 8, Summit-University Planning Council
  • District 9, West 7th/Fort Road Federation
  • District 10, District 10 Como Community Council
  • District 11, Hamline Midway Coalition
  • District 12, St. Anthony Park Community Council
  • District 13, Union Park District CouncilÂ
  • District 14, Macalester-Groveland Community Council
  • District 15, Highland District Council
  • District 16, Summit Hill Association
  • District 17, Capitol River Council
Act Locally

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Neighborhood Map may be purchased at
www.NeighborhoodTies.com
info@BigStickInc.com
630-548-5850

Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Project
nrp.org

Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization
npcr.org

Neighborhood Link
twincities.neighborhoodlink.com

City of St. Paul
ci.stpaul.mn.us

City of Minneapolis
ci.mpls.mn.us

MSP/St. Paul Neighborhoods

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