Post by ● Aug 8, 2015

Camden: Shingle Creek

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Shingle Creek, a neighborhood in the Camden Community, is located in the very corner of the city’s far northwest border. The neighborhood runs along the north and south ends through the eastern portion of the neighborhood. The creek flows into the Mississippi River in north Minneapolis and is enclosed by parkland. In 1852 the very first shingle mill in Hennepin County was built at the beginning of the creek, hence the name of Shingle Creek. This creek also inspired the name for the neighborhood as well.

Shingle Creek provides city amenities and suburban luxuries where residents can be adjacent to nature in their own backyards and have a small town feel in a big city. Within the neighborhood locals can find great housing options, exceptional schools and parks that are within walking distance, bike and walking trails, and residents that care. The winding Shingle Creek brings plenty of vegetation and wildlife for residents to enjoy such as bald eagles, fox, and deer. The Shingle Creek neighborhood is also in close proximity to the freeway which provides quick and easy access to the downtown area of Minneapolis.

With close to 3,500 residents, this neighborhood offers a residential haven in the midst of a busy city. Shingle Creek consists of the housing styles of bungalows and one-story ramblers that were built 50 or 60 years ago. The Humboldt Greenway has an extensive mix of newer bungalows, craftsman-style, Tudor and foursquare single-family homes that are concentrated near pleasantly landscaped spaces.

As mentioned before, Shingle creek is mainly a residential space with plenty of parkland. While there are some shops within the neighborhood, most of the commercial areas are on the outside of the community, but still in close proximity. This allows the locals to enjoy their living space, while still being able to quickly access the rest of the amenities that Minneapolis has to offer.

The Shingle Creek neighborhood is home to a couple of large parks. They include:

Creekview Park: A 7.3-acre park located near the local Olson Middle School the Creekview park is encompassed by the larger Shingle Creek Park. The park features a skate park, ballfield, playground, and picnic area. Additionally, it is home to the Creekview Recreation Center. The center features a community kitchen and computer lab, craft room, gymnasium, meeting room and multipurpose room.

Shingle Creek Park: Shingle Creek Park runs throughout the Shingle Creek neighborhood. At nearly 75 acres, Shingle Creek Park is located along the west bank of the 12-mile riverbed sharing its name. The park provides ample open space for visitors in addition to baseball and soccer fields, a basketball court, ice rink, hockey rink, skate park and a wading pool. Guests enjoy the abundance of wildlife and active outdoor recreational options. The park services the Shingle Creek, Lind-Bohanon, and Humboldt Industrial neighborhoods, meaning that many of the park’s amenities are found within other neighborhoods. The Shingle Creek neighborhood section of Shingle Creek Park features ballfields, a 3 story play structure, and lots of open space in addition to containing Creekview Park and all of its amenities. Additionally, Shingle Creek park has a walking path along the banks of the creek that connects it with the nearby city of Brooklyn Center. The sheer size and number of amenities found within Shingle Creek Park make it a very popular destination for the whole neighborhood.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, Camden, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to give Twin Cities Property Finder a call at 952.204.7950.