South Minneapolis Real Estate


The lifestyle in South Minneapolis embodies the best of both worlds: There is proximity to both the airport and the best shopping in the twin city area, and it's balanced by some of the most extensive and impressive parkland in the state.

As for properties, South Minneapolis homes range from luxurious condos in the heart of the shopping district, to resplendent homes overlooking Long Meadow Lake in Fort Snelling State Park.

South Minneapolis is the place to shop, from the fabulous Mall of America, the most visited shopping mall on the planet, to the magnificent Southdale Shopping Center, and the exclusive Galleria. The real beauty of living in South Minneapolis is that all this convenience is surrounded by green space: lakes, parks, golf courses, and the Grand Rounds bike trail. When you buy a condo in this area, you don't have to decide whether you want to live close to nature or close to all the amenities; your South Minneapolis condo will be close to everything. South Minneapolis condo prices start at the mid $100k range.



3310 Nicollet Condominiums, 3310 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis


3310 Nicollet Condominiums are entirely modern. Constructed in 2006, each unit is well-sized with almost 1,100 square foot floor plans and includes a heated parking spot. Capricious balconies paired with tall ceilings boost the overall openness of its brilliantly lit rooms. Outdoors, residents enjoy the vibrantly colorful exterior and the convenient bus services leading straight to Downtown and the University of Minnesota. I 35W is just a stone’s throw away on 31st and Stevens.

 


East Harriet Flats, 4309-4315 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis


Originally constructed in the 1920’s, East Harriet Flats on Bryant Avenue are fully renovated apartments featuring contemporary design and convenience. Although the one-bedroom units are modestly-sized at approximately 750 square feet, the efficiently designed floor plans provide sufficient space for everyday living. Residents appreciate its easy access location—whether it’s to catch a bus Downtown, visit the neighborhood convenience store placed only blocks away on 46th and Bryant, or take a ten-minute walk to scenic Lake Harriet.







46 & 46, 4516 46th Avenue South, Minneapolis


46 & 46 could be considered Minneapolis’ biggest secret, as its idyllic location is often overlooked by locals. Its small cottage-like setting welcomes pedestrians, while still offering convenient entry to both Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown St. Paul through West River Parkway and side streets that avoid rush-hour traffic. The feeling of a close-knit community is further enforced with easy access to hot spots unique to the area: Highland Village offers shopping just over the bridge, the Dairy Queen on Minnehaha Avenue close to the light rail has become a landmark to residents over the years, and the 120-acre Minnehaha Park with its renowned waterfalls are the neighborhood’s glorified “backyard.” Each contemporary unit is chic, featuring luminous spaces and all the sought-after amenities of a new housing complex. Zoned floor plans ensure the utmost division between living spaces and the master suite (not to mention it’s walk-in closet!). Further stressing the values of a compartmentalized life, each unit’s office has been intentionally designed as a closed, separate space of functionality.



Arts Quarter Lofts, 10 East 26th Street, Minneapolis


Strongly emitting the principals of New Urbanism, the Arts Quarter Lofts are sited on a genuine historic streetcar corner that now provides regular bus service to Downtown Minneapolis. Therefore, the lofts-above-shops design plan functions well here, as opposed to their presence in the imitated old-fashioned districts that are typical in the suburbs. Inside, the roominess of each living unit is augmented by elevated ceilings and a Great Room floor plan. The neighboring College of Art and Design, the close by Art Institute, as well as the Black Forest restaurant conveniently located across the street lend the placement of these lofts the most authentically Bohemian/Left Bank feel that can be found in the Upper Midwest. The latest explosion of ethnic restaurants along Nicollet or “Eat Street” further emphasizes the area’s impression as a “Quarter.”



 

Reflections at Bloomington Station, 8161 33rd Avenue South, Bloomington


Bloomington Central Station could be considered the perfect middle ground between suburban and urban taste. Constructed in 2004 as two contemporary residential towers, this complex boasts a breathtaking view of the Minnesota River Valley above the National Wildlife Refuge. Its location generates rare climactic changes, in turn offering residents a unique interaction with their environment year round. The blankets of fog lying majestically over the river valley at daybreak are picturesque in autumn and the sight of voiceless aircraft drifting by on their final approach can be enjoyed from a distance. Reflections condominiums are conveniently placed right on the light rail service route, providing immediate access to both airport terminals and the Mall of America. When residents are ready to hit the town, Downtown Minneapolis is only a 15-minute drive away. Inside, units are airy and bright, featuring all the standard amenities of a comfortable lifestyle.



Brookside Lofts, 4100 Vernon Avenue, St. Louis Park


Originally built in 1924 as an elementary school, Brookside Lofts has been transformed into a comfortable and modern living space. The units have individual floor layouts that maximally utilize a two-story space; for instance, some contain 12-foot ceilings while others have true lofts. The premier space – the former kindergarten classroom – boasts a double-height bow window. Units are spacious and contain hardwood floors. Brookside Lofts is located one block from Excelsior Boulevard (where frequent bus service into Downtown can be found), and offers easy access to Highway 100 where a new sound wall had just been built to buffer traffic noise. Within walking distance from the building are boutique shops, a variety of restaurants, a first-run movie theater, the Miracle Mile, and the Medcenter health-care complex.



Calhoun Ambassador, 2928 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis


The Ambassador is a period piece of post-war design that was built in 1960. Although the units are less than 700 square feet, the small space is made up for in location and charm. The units include balconies and underground parking. Calhoun Ambassador is blocks away from the lakes, trendy shops and notable restaurants. It is situated one mile from Uptown and has easy access via car or public transportation to Downtown.





Calhoun Isles, 3145-3151 Dean Court, Minneapolis


Calhoun Isles is the product of combining ingenuity with imagination – this residential tower has been adapted from grain elevators into the living space that it is today. In this building there are many floor layouts to choose from which range from a nearly 7,000 square foot penthouse to smaller lower floor units that have very reasonable prices. The units are based off two-story townhouse plans, include balconies, and are characterized by gently curving outer walls. As the name suggests, Calhoun Isles is situated near Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles in the Cedar Isles Dean neighborhood. It is near many shops and cafes with personalities as pleasant and unique as the story of this buildings transformation.




Calhoun Place, 3131 Excelsior Boulevard, Minneapolis


Calhoun Place is a mid-rise period piece that was built in the mid-1980s. The living units are singularly unique while the building is noted for its indoor pool and roof-deck overlooking Lake Calhoun. The building is located on Excelsior Boulevard which allows for easy freeway access and readily available public transportation. Calhoun Place is located between the rolling greens of Minikahda Club and scintillating Lake Calhoun. Within walking distance are many shops and restaurants which makes running errands simple and local.





Marketplace Lofts, 750 Mainstreet, Hopkins


Until the 1950s, Hopkins was a freestanding town with a distinct self-identity, before being overrun by postwar metropolitan growth. Over the past decade, downtown Hopkins has once again emerged as a distinct environment, supported by a critical mass of downtown housing, restaurants, retail, antiques, movies, and a new performing arts center. In fact, this is one of the few neighborhoods where you can walk to buy a new car. Marketplace Lofts is among the most recent downtown Hopkins housing, a soft paean to the New Urbanism ideal of mixed-use domesticity. Living units range in size from compact to spacious, relatively inexpensive in price





Midtown Exchange Condos, 2900 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis


These units are part of a larger transformation of the historic Sears Roebuck store at Chicago and Lake. Elements of this development, known as Midtown Exchange, include a global market featuring a locally singular array of ethnic foods and products; the headquarters of Allina Hospitals and Clinics; a Hennepin County Service Center; a new Sheraton hotel; and several-hundred units of modestly priced lofts, condos, and apartments. Residents of Midtown Exchange Condos are literally in the center of action on the near Southside.





Minnehaha Place, 4824 East 53rd Street, Minneapolis


This substantial recent mid-rise residence is nestled away at the edge of a quiet neighborhood. Even so, it is close to the Veteran's Hospital, and to its light-rail station serving the nearby airport, Mall of America, and Downtown. Minnehaha Park is nearby and the 50th Street Beach of Lake Nokomis is little more than a mile away. Mel-O-Glaze donuts at 28th and Minnehaha Parkway and the ageless Dairy Queen farther to the east at Minnehaha Avenue are both a short bike ride. Consistent with its comfortable and unpretentious residential setting, Minnehaha Place's living units are straightforward in plan and compact in size



Olin Crossings, 4750 East 53rd Street, Minneapolis


Located midway between two light-rail stations—serving Downtown, the airport, and Mall of America—Olin Crossings is also close to Minnehaha Park and Lake Nokomis. Highland Village shopping center is less than a 10-minute drive. Architecturally, the exterior presents a crisp, modern look while also harmoniously in scale with prewar apartments typical of South Minneapolis. Acknowledging the dual site contexts of contemporary change (the recently revitalized, adjacent Hiawatha corridor) and tradition (its highly stable Morris Park neighborhood), Olin Crossings fits nicely into its community setting. Living units are light-filled, and distinguished by skillful space planning; while reasonably spacious, floor plans are also very efficient—with distinct personalities.



Steele Flats, 4500 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis


These condos occupy an interesting and comfortable everyday setting. The surrounding neighborhood is mostly single-family residential, and the Flats face the large open space of St. Mary's Cemetery directly across Chicago Avenue; in addition, McRae Park is down the street. Several restaurants are located with a few blocks, and the venerable Parkway Theater at 48th is still showing movies. Hiawatha Golf Course is a five-minute drive, beaches at lakes Nokomis and Harriet are both within a couple of miles. The Chicago Avenue bus line offers frequent service to Downtown; access to I-35W is a half-mile away along 46th Street. The 3-story Flats is distinguished on the exterior by boldly projecting bays, which open onto balconies on the upper floors. Living units are reasonably large, with efficient floor plans




The Chicago, 2929 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis


This housing is part of the Midtown Exchange transformation of the old Sears Roebuck store and warehouse. These living units bring the North Loop industrial-loft vocabulary of exposed brick walls and ducts to a community setting. Other components of the Midtown Exchange include the Global Market on the first floor, offices, and a new hotel. The Midtown Greenway passes along the north side of the building. In addition to its central location on the near Southside, continuous bus services is provided along Lake Street and Chicago Avenue.





Cedar 28 Condominiums, 2750 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis


Ceder 28 is a compromise between amenity and cost. It is located in Phillips East neighborhood and offers comparably low prices when considered equally sized condominiums located in other neighborhoods near the lakes, riverfront, or on the precipice of Downtown. Cedar 28 is located less than a mile from the University of Minnesota West bank, Midtown Phillips, and the revitalized Midtown exchange center.





Cloud Nine Sky Lofts, 5601 Smetana Drive, Minnetonka


Cloud Nine is the reworking of a nearly unused corporate building into residential condominiums – this is a contrast from the typical “conversion” of century-old industrial buildings into living quarters. The living units are well scaled and reasonably priced. Besides being located within the breathtakingly beautiful, award-winning Opus planned development, Cloud Nine is within close proximity to the blossoming southwest corridor. Nearby are many restaurants, regional shopping and entertainment, Prairie Center, and Downtown Hopkins.



Corridor Flats, 2929 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis


Corridor Flats is located near the historic intersection of Hiawatha and Lake which was once a thriving streetcar corner dotted with Ma & Pa shops. It is now near the lightrail (which offers frequent service to Downtown, the airport, and the Mall of America), has a Target acting as a one-stop shop, and boasts a lofty overpass which gives a modern feel to the entire neighborhood. Living units are modest in size, but by no means are they crowded or confining. The building offers amenities such as enclosed parking and balconies are found in most units.





Excelsior & Grand, Excelsior Boulevard btw. Monterrey and Quentin, St. Louis Park


Corridor Flats is located near the historic intersection of Hiawatha and Lake which was once a thriving streetcar corner dotted with Ma & Pa shops. It is now near the lightrail (which offers frequent service to Downtown, the airport, and the Mall of America), has a Target acting as a one-stop shop, and boasts a lofty overpass which gives a modern feel to the entire neighborhood. Living units are modest in size, but by no means are they crowded or confining. The building offers amenities such as enclosed parking and balconies are found in most units.





Lake Harriet Condominiums, 4418 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis


Prior to the war, housing in America was built on a much smaller scale than it is today. This fact is revealed in the Lake Harriet Condominiums that were originally built in 1922 as apartments. Living units range in size from 500-825 square feet and provide a bona fide period living experience. Although the units are small in size, the location of these condominiums is premier: Lake Harriet is directly in front and the Linden Hills retail are is nearby, Downtown and Uptown are easily accessible by bus.



The W Condominiums 2500 Blaisdell Avenue South, Minneapolis


Located a block from Eat Street and the Nicollet Avenue bus line into Downtown, The W Condominiums offers a low sales price and the convenience of Whittier neighborhood. The building was constructed in 1959 as apartments and the available living unit has been upgraded to contemporary standards. A choice among no parking space, off-street parking, and heated parking determines the final price.



Track 29 Lofts, 2818 Aldrich Avenue South, Minneapolis


Lyndale & Lake has developed appealingly into a smaller, more-comfortable version of Hennepin-Lake. Track 29 Lofts is a short walk from the Lyndale-Lake intersection, and a block from bus line into Downtown. Uptown is a ten-minute walk. Track 29 Lofts' exterior is modern, aggressively sculptural. Three-story townhouse configurations stack enclosed parking, kitchen and living areas, and bedrooms.






 
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