Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Northeast: Columbia Park

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Columbia Park in the northeast community of Minneapolis is bordered on the north by 37th Avenue, on the east by Central Avenue, on the south by 27 th Avenue and St. Anthony Boulevard and on its west side. The area neighborhood got its name for a few reasons: after Columbia Park, which is a local park; in celebration of the 400th year since Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America; and in unison with the neighboring suburb Columbia Heights. The neighborhood contains residential areas encompassed by industrial properties. Its north border is comprised of long streets from Main Street to Central Avenue to Columbia Boulevard.

Columbia Park is a peaceful and steady neighborhood of around 1,200, resting in a haven that is somewhat separate from the loud areas of the city. It has easy and quick access to Minneapolis’ downtown by several means of transportation. The neighborhood is home to a substantial amount of parkland, including the 18-hole Columbia Golf Club. The majority of the housing units are single-family and well maintained. There are an array of housing types in the neighborhood including stucco, brick Tudors, and two-story colonials, which are similar of the homes along Minnehaha Parkway.

The 18-hole Columbia Golf Club, which was founded in 1919, is a staple of the local community. It is the second oldest golf course in the city of Minneapolis and offers visitors a pro shop, locker room, clubhouse, restaurant, driving range, and more. Additionally, the club is home to a footgolf course where players attempt to kick a soccer ball into a soccer ball-sized hole. Members and guests alike enjoy the course’s amenities and leagues as well as occasional tournaments.

The Columbia Park neighborhood is home to two parks:

Columbia Park: The largest park within the Columbia Park neighborhood, Columbia Park is over 180 acres in size. While 150 acres of the park are taken up by the aforementioned golf course, the remaining 30 acres are packed with amenities. Visitors can enjoy an archery range, cross-country skiing trails, horseshoe pits, a playground, picnic areas, a rugby field, sledding hills, a soccer field, tennis courts, and walking paths. Columbia Park encompasses a significant portion of the neighborhood’s land area and is accessible to all.

Hi-View Park: Hi-View Park derives its name from its high elevation and view of the Minneapolis skyline. At just under 4 acres, Hi-View Park provides a cozy, quiet, park destination for residents. Despite its smaller size, the park features a baseball field, basketball court, horseshoe pits, a playground, wading pool, and a picnic area with a grill. A great destination for a family picnic or to enjoy a sunny afternoon, Hi-View Park is a special location within the neighborhood.

The Columbia Park neighborhood is mainly parkland and residential areas. Although the neighborhood does not contain many shops and restaurants, there are countless available just a few short minutes distance in any direction. This is the perfect neighborhood in which to live for those seeking a more private, natural area that is still in close proximity to the bustling downtown metro.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the Northeast Community, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit Twin Cities Property Finder or call 1-800-909-1953.