Where to hang our hats?

My husband and I are going to be buying a house before too long, and I

9 Comments so far

  1. JasonT (unregistered) on December 15th, 2004 @ 11:09 am

    Do you both work in the downtown parts of the particular cities? Somewhere along Lake St/Marshall Ave or on the Hiawatha Light Rail corridor may work.

  2. Erin (unregistered) on December 16th, 2004 @ 9:28 am

    I work downtown, and he’s in the Highland Park (extreme western) area of St. Paul. Lake St. area is on the short list for sure, but we’re a little scared of getting too far south into the airport/MOA/IKEA neck of the woods.

  3. Danika (unregistered) on December 16th, 2004 @ 9:47 am

    Buying a house in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood (N of 394 and Penn) was the smartest thing I ever did. SUCH cool neighbors (the demo you’re looking for) and a funky, kooky neighborhood style that I love. Check it out!

  4. Erin (unregistered) on December 16th, 2004 @ 3:01 pm

    Bryn Mawr could be wonderful–my love for Broder’s Southside Pasta Bar verges on the obsessive, so living nearby would be great!

  5. Moe (unregistered) on December 16th, 2004 @ 4:56 pm

    I’m in the southern part of Longfellow, between the Ford Bridge and the Riverview Theater. It’s wonderfull. Easy access to Highland Park, Hiawatha, River Road (best way to get downtown), Lake St. – and it’s a very quiet neighborhood. I can hardly hear the plans and very little car traffic. I’ve also noticed quiet a few couples in their 20s and 30s which has driven up the prices in recent years, but you can still get a nice 3 BR, story and a half for around 220K. I think it’s the best area in town and it’s just going to get better.

    Good luck!

  6. Rico (unregistered) on December 17th, 2004 @ 8:04 am

    Merriam Park. We live a few blocks north of Cleveland and Marshall (walking distance to Izzy’s!), where it’s a five-minute drive down Cleveland to Highland Park, and a five-minute drive from the Cretin/Vandalia exit down 94 to downtown Minneapolis.

    Plus, we only rarely get flyovers from the airport. The wind has to be right (wrong)…

    And, there are a ton of houses for sale right now. I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

  7. Erin (unregistered) on December 17th, 2004 @ 2:55 pm

    So much helpful advice! Thank you everyone! Keep it coming, because we are broke and picky and could use all the options we can get.

  8. susan hauck (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2005 @ 10:17 pm

    moving to minneapolis in june-need advice about schools for middle and high school-I love Linden hills-is Southwest high and the middle school good public schools? what area with small bungalows or duplexes are good kid neighborhoods? rental prices for 3 bedroom? Thanks

  9. Jeremy (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    I am soon to be moving into my new home in the Standish neighborhood, which is around E 38th St and Cedar Av.

    Quiet area, not alot of vehicle traffic and its nearby the transit station for the train to downtown/airport/moa. Plus, its easy access to Lake St/Marshall to saint paul.
    Really cool neighbours that range in age all over the board. No tagging on garages either. :-)

    Hope this helps.

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