Long to live on Seward’s historic Milwaukee Avenue?

Buyers looking for walkable neighborhoods near the University of Minnesota frequently ask about Seward neighborhood, just over the Franklin Avenue bridge from the Minneapolis UMN campus. The most unique location is historic Milwaukee Avenue… and a house is available now! If Milwaukee Avenue is your dream location you must have patience because they don’t come.

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Ready for “Surban” living? Where you can find it in the Twin Cities

The demand for walkable urban neighborhoods has been strong for years, but the newest trend is shifting to SURBAN living… a suburban area with the feel of urban living, including walkability, great restaurants/coffee shops and great retail. Not only Millennials, but also downsizing 55+ are drawn to this new wave of growth for the same.

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Summer art fair season begins with Edina Art Fair

I think of the summer season as book-ended by the Edina Art Fair the first weekend in June and the Uptown Art Fair the first weekend in August, followed by the Minnesota State Fair. Long established traditions, the Edina Art Fair started as a small craft and book fair in 1966 and now has about 200,000.

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Kingfield… one of the best Minneapolis food neighborhoods

The Kingfield neighborhood was farmland in the late 1880s when Colonel Willam S. King donated Lake Harriet and surrounding land to the City of Minneapolis. Dupont Avenue now becomes a divided parkway named King's Highway between 36th and 46th Streets next to Col. King's Lyndale farmstead… and farmland between 36th and 46th, Lyndale and I-35W.

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Twin Cities communities with the highest Walkscores

It should come as no surprise that the core cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have the highest concentration of walkable neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metro area. However, when you look at the Walkscore Heat Map below, you will find little pockets scattered beyond the downtown area. Many of these are cities that already.

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Edina’s 50th and France… walker’s and shopper’s paradise

Edina's 'downtown' at 50th and France neighborhood has long been a boutique shopping destination. With a 'Walker's Paradise' Walkscore of 90, people now also think of it as a walkable, livable lifestyle destination. It got its reputation with upscale shopping, but it also has virtually everything you need for daily living within just a few.

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Trading size for location

Millennials and Baby Boomers have more things in common than you might think… including putting location above size when buying a home. In fact, many in both generations prefer smaller, well appointed, energy-efficient spaces in amazing locations. Take this house below that relocating Baby Boomers are buying. It's small by most standards, with only 1,128.

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