twin cities neighborhood

“Lake Nokomis-y” vs. “Lake Harriet-ish”

Realtor Shorthand for Minneapolis Neighborhoods A knowledgeable Twin Cities Buyer’s agent would never say they had a client looking for a home near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis (“Lake Harriet-ish,” I suppose). Instead, they’d name the various neighborhoods adjacent to it:  Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, East Harriet, and Fulton (just to the southwest) — each with (surprisingly)...
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“Name Brand” Minneapolis Neighborhoods: Linden Hills vs. Northrup (Northrup??)

Twin Cities’ Most — and Least — Known If you have kids and live in the Twin Cities, you’ve doubtless heard of Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood. With Lake Harriet on the east and Lake Calhoun on the north, terrific retail and coffee shops, and a range of housing (prices, style), it ranks amongst the Twin...
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What the Twin Cities Lacks: Hot Neighborhood Names

“NoLita,” “LoDo” . . . “SoFrank?!?” (Is That Descriptive?) “Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”...
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Going . . . . Up! Fern Hill — and the Twin Cities’ — Evolving Housing Market

One Less Rambler Near the Lakes Continually replace the cheapest house on the block with the most expensive, and what happens? The block’s median sales price increases. Sometimes gradually, if the pace is slow. Or sometimes, quite rapidly, in the case of several high-demand pockets near the City Lakes right now. Thanks to such redevelopment,...
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“Spectacular Tudor in Coveted HPDL Neighborhood” — MLS

So, Where Exactly is THAT?? Just because I’m not personally familiar with an acronym doesn’t mean it’s not widely known. But, I’m going to go out on a limb and venture that, if someone selling Minneapolis (and nearby) homes for 12 years has never heard of the term . . . at least a few...
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“Contagion” Movie Review: Minneapolis as (Fictional) Ground Zero

Would That Be Product Un-Placement?  It’s disconcerting enough to see the (all too) realistic depiction of social breakdown, martial law, etc. that follow in the wake of a nightmarish global health epidemic. However, when the one of the cities so portrayed is Minneapolis . . . it’s almost literally a little too close to home. Story...
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