Uptown Minneapolis’ Location:
"Uptown" can also refer to a much larger area – many people would refer to another several blocks to the south, east and north, as Uptown as well.
Uptown Minneapolis’ History:
In 1928, the Lagoon Theater, now the Uptown Theater, opened on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Lagoon Avenue. The area soon became a busy commercial district, and has survived a 1938 fire that destroyed the original Lagoon Theater, economic downturns, crime and neighborhood decay to become once again, one of Minneapolis’ most fashionable areas.
Living in Uptown Minneapolis:
Apartment rents are reasonable because of the large supply, but buying a house in Uptown is more expensive that the average home price in the city of Minneapolis.
Uptown Minneapolis’ Residents:
Families live here too, for amenities like the Uptown library, local schools, and the lakes and parkland.
Uptown Minneapolis’ Nightlife:
Uptown Minneapolis’ Shops and Stores:
On Lake Street, upmarket food retailer Lund’s has a supermarket.
Uptown Minneapolis’ Recreation:
Uptown Minneapolis For Families :
As well as playing at the beach and by the lake, the family-friendly Uptown Library, with the giant silver letters outside, is very popular with local kids.
There is no school in the Uptown neighborhood, but Jefferson, Whitter and Lyndale school are very close by.
Uptown Minneapolis: Transportation:
Bike is the preferred mode of transport for many of Uptown’s residents in the summer. The Midtown Greenway runs from Seward, through Midtown to Uptown and connects with several other bike paths and bike trails.