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Neighborhood Profiles

From the happening downtown nook to the outer-ring suburban oasis, the Twin Cities have it all, in a spread of condos, apartments and houses that can satisfy many budgets. And, since Minneapolis and St. Paul have highly rated city park systems, according to the Trust for Public Land, they’re all at the heart of a lush, amenity-rich metro. World-class attractions and landmarks draw in new residents while open-enrollment school districts keep families rooted. Among the Twin Cities’ neighborhoods and suburbs—all traversable by various, easy transportation options—here are some of our top recommendations, whether you want to buy, build, rent or remodel.

Basilica Block Party outside of Saint Mary's Basilica, Minneapolis

Great Neighborhoods: Loring Park & Minneapolis

Move close to the heartbeat of the Twin Cities, centered in downtown Minneapolis
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Great Neighborhoods: Chaska

Move into a park paradise just southwest of the Twin Cities

Great Neighborhoods: Wayzata & Excelsior

Lakeside living awaits in these west suburbs of Minneapolis
Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Waconia

Great Neighborhoods: Spots to Watch

From Upper Landing to Uptown, these neighborhoods and suburbs offer more to love
Photo of Highland Theater

Great Neighborhoods: Highland Park, St. Paul

If you are looking for that quintessential community feel, look no further than Highland Park.
Photo of diners at Muddy Waters

Great Neighborhoods: Uptown/Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis

Despite what its name suggests, the Uptown area is actually situated to the west (slightly southwest actually) of downtown Minneapolis, bordering the scenic Lake Bde Maka Ska. The district name may sound familiar—Prince’s hit...

Great Neighborhoods in the Twin Cities

With active downtowns and suburban sanctuaries, the Twin Cities have a lot to love
Birch's Lowertown Taproom

Great Neighborhoods: Lowertown, St. Paul

Historic meets modern in this happening St. Paul hub
Revival at Keg and Case Market

Great Neighborhoods: West Seventh in St. Paul

Find your foodie haven in this headline-snatching, history-preserving St. Paul 'hood
Smack Shack

Great Neighborhoods: North Loop & Northeast

Looking for hip digs in Minneapolis? Look north, and look east.