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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.

The Shops at West End

Great Neighborhoods: St. Louis Park

Offering a little bit of everything, this suburb west of Minneapolis boasts strong schools and a hopping community
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.
Smack Shack

Great Neighborhoods: North Loop & Northeast

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

Great Neighborhoods: Wayzata & Excelsior

Lakeside living awaits in these west suburbs of Minneapolis
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
Birch's Lowertown Taproom

Great Neighborhoods: Lowertown, St. Paul

Historic meets modern in this happening St. Paul hub
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Great Neighborhoods: Chaska

Move into a park paradise just southwest of the Twin Cities
Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Waconia

Great Neighborhoods: Spots to Watch

From Upper Landing to Uptown, these neighborhoods and suburbs offer more to love
Excelsior

Great Neighborhoods in the Twin Cities

With active downtowns and suburban sanctuaries, the Twin Cities have a lot to love