Condos in The Mill District
The Mill District, also identified as Downtown East by planners, incorporates many of the historic West Bank industrial structures that made Minneapolis the world's leading grain miller in the late 1800s. More than anywhere else in Minneapolis, or the entire region, for that matter, this is a place undergoing spectacular transformation. The new Guthrie Theater forms the district centerpiece, supported by the Mill City Museum, which rises from the romantic ruins of the historic Washburn "A" Mill.
Although the Mill District officially extends south to Fifth Street—bordered on the east and west by I-35W and by Portland Avenue—the current action occurs north of Washington, especially along both sides of First Street. Hundreds of condos and apartments have recently been completed or are under development along the street. Prior to the current redevelopment, the district's permanent residential population was less than 100. Today, as measured by percentage of change, the growth is phenomenal.
The core of these pioneering residents seem to be classic affluent empty nesters in their 40s through 60s. The attraction to people who could live anywhere is easy to understand: a singular physical environment overlooking the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls, next-door culture at the Guthrie, a growing number of nearby restaurants, living close to Downtown and minutes from Orchestra Hall and the Hennepin theater district, and within walking distance to the University, either down Washington Avenue or across the Stone Arch Bridge. Still, even more than the sum of these appealing attributes, the Mill District is currently energized by the sheer excitement of transformative change.
The Mill District, one of Minneapolis's most prestigious urban neighborhoods, is also rich in history. Located along the banks of the Mississippi just above the river's only waterfall, St. Anthony Falls, the Mill District offers a variety of comfy condos, fashionable lofts, and the latest designs in live-work spaces. And yet, these quiet urban retreats are just steps away from the excitement of the city below. Explore the Mill City Museum, take in a show at the Guthrie Theater (recently relocated to Mill District) or take a stroll through history in Mill Ruins Park.
Aside from housing some of the finest loft spaces in the city, the Mill District's historic buildings are also home to numerous coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, and retail outlets. Business and pleasure are both within easy walking distance of the Mill District, with downtown a few minutes west and the entertainment of Saint Anthony Main just across the historic Stone Arch Bridge.
The Mill District is a much sought after, yet somewhat exclusive neighborhood that appeals to those who are able to spend the money. Explore the Mill District Condos today and bring your home search to the next level.