Home to around 6,000 residents, the University neighborhood is located east of downtown Minneapolis. The Mississippi River divides the neighborhood into the west bank and the east bank. The neighborhood is almost entirely occupied by the University of Minnesota, hence its name, University.
The University of Minnesota is one of the top public universities in the country and has campuses throughout the state though its primary campus is located within this neighborhood. The UofM’s main campus in Minneapolis inhabits about 2,000 acres of land. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities includes the Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses. Because of the school’s presence, many college-aged individuals and students choose to reside within the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
The housing options within the University neighborhood are limited. The majority of residents are either students of the U of M living in on-campus housing or they are individuals living in one of several apartment buildings.
Located within the neighborhood is TCF Bank Stadium which is an outdoor stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Opened in 2009, the stadium is the home field of the Minnesota Golden Gophers and hosted the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings while they constructed their new stadium. The 52,525-seat “horseshoe” shaped stadium is intended to provide future development to seat up to 80,000 and will cost $303.3 million to construct.
The neighborhood also contains several other facilities that belong to the University of Minnesota. Such facilities include Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Biomedical Discovery District, Mariucci Arena, Northrop Memorial Auditorium, and the University Aquatic Center. There are also several popular dining areas outside the stadium to enjoy after a game such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Punch Pizza, or several Chinese takeouts.
If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the University community, 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 1-800-909-1953.