The Minneapolis Warehouse District can be found between Hennepin Avenue and 2 nd Avenue North between the CBD and North Loop. Much of the Warehouse District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and consists of warehouses that are six to eight stories high and built in the early 1900s. The district has a high concentration of restaurants, bars and retail and is a known for its sports and entertainment including Target Center, and six historic theaters.

Loring Park, on the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis, is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis and lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood. Highlights in the district include the Walker Art Center, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The park is surrounded by apartment buildings, many dating from the early 1900s, and many new town homes and condominiums. Loring Park is locally known for its diverse social environment and as a nexus for many arts and cultural events, boasting over 300 businesses and institutions.

The Central Business District generates more than 40 percent of the Minneapolis tax base. The district includes a little bit of everything: Offices, Retail, Residential, and Entertainment, and is home to thousands of workers and visitors each day. The CBD is the transit hub of the state. The Twin Cities’ 2.5 million residents are all within a half- hour drive and can access Downtown via Interstates 35W, 94 and 394. The Light Rail Transit system’s Blue Line connects Downtown Minneapolis with the MSP International Airport, the Mall of America and Bloomington. The new Green Line, completed in 2014, connects Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown St. Paul. The CBD is also well known for its 8 miles of skyway that connects 80 city blocks.

The North Loop is located just northwest of the central business district between the Warehouse District and the Mississippi River. Since the mid-1990s, thousands of people have moved to the North Loop. The neighborhood is popular with Millennials and others who work in downtown Minneapolis and can walk, bike, or take a short bus or METRO ride to work. Coffee shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and small retail stores have also moved into the neighborhood making it one of the top locations in Minneapolis to live, work and play.

Located across the Hennepin Bridge from Downtown, the NorthEast neighborhood is a mixture of the old and new. The blending of old architecture, classic housing, bustling commercial streets, and industrial work centers, along with new residential high-rises, suburban cul- de-sacs, big-box retail, and a popular art scene has made NorthEast a place of distinction. Sometimes referred to as Old Saint Anthony, the district has a mixture of shopping, entertainment and riverfront recreation. Some of the most popular events include fireworks on New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July, Art-A-Whirl celebrating local artist in May, and the Celebrate Northeast parade in June.


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