Prospect Park

Old Streetcar Neighborhood
Prospect Park is a historic urban village that used to be served by streetcar. There are spots to live for both families and University of Minneapolis students in town. Families tend to lean towards single-family homes while students reside in the available apartment housing. The place to be at Prospect Park is the Surly Brewing Company. This hangout spot is a bustling venue with brews and an upstairs eatery for whoever is hungry. Tower Hill Park is a wooded park that many of the locals like to visit. Walking and hiking trails are available at the park along with the ability to visit the 1914 historic water tower.

Many restaurants and bars are available to the Prospect Park residents just outside of town. The bars and restaurants in the area are highly rated online, making it easy for newcomers to decide where to go. Restaurants in the area include Blaze Pizza, Tea House Chinese Restaurant, Punch Pizza Stadium Village, Bar Luchador, Kowloon Restaurant, and Kimchi Tofu House. Bars that are great for drinks include Sally's Saloon, Hodges Bend, Sporty’s Pub and Grill, Schooner Tavern, and Merlins Rest Pub. Prospect Park is a welcoming neighborhood that is open to families, young professionals, and students who want to live in a historic urban town
What Prospect Park Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
8.0
social
6.8
management
7.4
Median rents in Prospect Park
Studio
$
1,155
1 Bedroom
$
1,398
2 Bedroom
$
1,823

Living in
Prospect Park

Prospect Park — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 34 neighborhood reviews)
The neighborhood is really nice, it's great being across from the grocery store and the metro. Prospect Park is a nice area that's close to campus with out having a vibe that is to 'undergrad-y'
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Green on 4th
Right in Stadium Village. You are close to campus, UMMC, light rail station, bike trails, restaurants, and even a grocery store. Location is really outstanding.
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10
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Stadium Village Apartments
Prospect Park is amazing. Cute old houses, access to the Mississippi and it’s many trails, and the green line.

The restaurant options are limited in this neighborhood, but a short walk/drive to Seward or Stadium Village remedies that.
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/10
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Thornton Place
Can't say anything bad about the Prospect Park area. Mainly a bunch of apartment buildings with both undergrad and grad students. The Fresh Thyme grocery store is great if you're looking for more natural, organic options (doesn't have many name-brand options). The light rail goes right through the neighborhood. You're kind of right in the middle of Minneapolis and St. Paul, so you can roughly get to either downtown location by the light rail within 20-25 minutes.
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10
/10
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44 North
Can't do much better than prospect park as a graduate student. Easily the nicest neighborhood I've ever lived in. Very lucky to be here.
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10
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15 Barton Avenue Southeast
Good neighborhood, never had any issues. Easy access to light rail and within walking distance of the University.
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7
/10
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University Village Apartments
Very safe, very friendly, highly recommend living here if you want easy access to the city via the light rail, but don't want to be directly downtown. Very residential.




(Davi Gordon)
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Fantastic neighborhood! It is near the Stadium Village light rail station and many restaurants. It's only one station from the Fresh Thyme. Bank of America is just under the building.
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10
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WaHu
Great residential neighborhood. Lots of big trees and excellent bike trails
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7
/10
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22 on the River
Quiet neighborhood and not far from the campus and restaurants.
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9
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The Quad on Delaware
lots of restaurant
cvs and fresh time (shop for food, fruit, and daily use stuff)
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WaHu
It's close to light rail stop. Mostly has students living here.
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8
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The Arrow Apartments
I can recall a few instances of homeless people living in the lobby or vestibule area, but they weren't frequent enough to write home about. Enough Campus Safety alerts to be a little worried, but nothing compared to the Dinkytown area.
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9
/10
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Stadium Village Flats
Grocery store and train right there. Neighborhood to walk in across the street. Mile from the river.
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6
/10
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The Link
Neighborhood is great close to campus and has grocery shopping here. Street parking can be hard to find and it can be a bit loud.
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8
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Green on 4th
Very safe
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The Link
Love the neighborhood, friendly and pretty
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The Link
Right off campus near East River Parkway. Very safe, many trails nearby to walk on and explore near the Mississippi River. Grocery stores are a 10-15 min drive away.
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9
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Tairrie House
Down the street from TCF stadium so neighborhood is somewhat college-y, but this building is more graduate students/families/older residents. Across the street from metro and a grocery store. Generally very safe and quiet. Not a lot going on around here since Surly closed but can take the metro to fun areas.
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Green on 4th
Prospect park has been a great area to live in. You’re a block away from the light rail and it’s a really safe stop compared to others along the green line. You’re right by Fresh Thyme which is a great grocery store and has a liquor store. There isn’t a lot to do in the area but Surly is a block away which is nice. Campus isn’t far and it’s only a 10 minute light rail ride to downtown.
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9
/10
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44 North
The neighborhood is great. Largely student based, but close to pretty much everything downtown via metro, close to the law school/university by walking, and close to St. Paul as well.
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8
/10
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The Quad on Delaware
Prospect Park is a great neighborhood, quiet and close to the East Bank Campus (5 min bike ride, 15-20 min walk).
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6
/10
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11 27th Ave SE
Very close to U of M. Road can get loud especially when there are events at the stadium, but mostly quiet.
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8
/10
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Classic City Apartments
Great neighborhood! Very safe, quiet, lots of families and a variety of ages of couples.
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9
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2214 Sharon Ave SE
There’s a great park nearby and Surly is also very close. Easy transit, but not so easy parking. There’s a grocery store & liquor store right under the apartments which is nice.
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8
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The Link
Access to Mississippi River trails and Dinkytown greenway is a highlight.
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8
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2600 University Ave SE
Right between Prospect Park and Stadium Village. Good if you’re looking to be close to student life but not too close
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8
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The Arrow Apartments
Awesome neighborhood. Close to Surly, and not far from campus/law school.
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9
/10
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The Link
Close to train stop, student gym, and restaurants.
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9
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Classic City Apartments
Very nice neighborhood!
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9
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Green on 4th
It’s kind of quiet. It has a lot apartments that are being built still. The lightrail has done a lot for this neighborhood. Not as rowdy as Dinkytown.
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8
/10
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Green on 4th
Public transportation is somewhat limited, regularly a quiet neighborhood grocery store 15 min on foot
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7
/10
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Appartment on Essex
No issue with any body
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8
/10
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The Link
Good
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7
/10
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The Link


Getting to Know
Prospect Park

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Emerald St. SE to SE Oak St.
North to South Boundaries: Union Pacific Railroad to Mississippi River

Best Apartments
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Studio $1,375
1 Bed $1,455
2 Beds $845

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Studio $1,285
1 Bed $1,520
2 Beds $1,870

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