Longfellow Minneapolis is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the cities and was first developed for residents in the 1920s. Today, it is a middle class neighborhood where many professionals live. The nice thing about living in Longfellow is that it is close to both downtown areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis. There is not a lot of hustle and bustle right in Longfellow which makes it a quiet and peaceful place to live. Whether you are a young single person with a professional career or are looking for a nice place to raise a family, this is a great place to make your home.
While the neighborhood is made up of mostly duplexes and single family homes, there are apartments in Longfellow Minneapolis as well. If you are looking to rent an apartment, you can expect to pay $550 for a studio and up to $1800 for a 3-bedroom, depending on exact location. Most apartments contain amenities such as air conditioning, a washer and dryer in the unit and a balcony or patio.
No matter what kind of dining experience you're looking for, you will likely find it in Longfellow. The neighborhood is home to quaint cafes, lively restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grills and International flavors. Some of the top spots to go are The Longfellow Grill, Parka, Midori's Floating World, Mosaic Cafe and The Riverview Wine Bar. Besides eating, there are plenty of other things to do like catching a classic movie at the Riverview Theater and enjoying the outdoors at Minnehaha Park. West River Road is also in the vicinity and is a scenic place to walk, jog, bicycle, or roller blade.
If you are looking for a pet-friendly place to rent an apartment, you're in luck. The closest pet supply store is Solid Gold Northland Health Products for Pets. The closest animal hospital is VCA Cedar Animal Hospital on Cedar Avenue. There is also a nearby pet-sitting service called Cahill's Critter Care.
Commuting to and from here is a breeze and besides downtown Minneapolis, it is one of the only places to catch a bus to St. Paul. The Hiawatha Light rail line runs along the neighborhood's western border and connects Downtown Minneapolis, the airport and the Mall of America. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport is less than a mile away and it is relatively easy to get in and out of the city with I-35, I-94 and other Twin Cities freeways all nearby.
One of the many benefits of renting an apartment here is the accessibility to several schools both public and private. Public elementary schools in the Minneapolis Public School System include: Longfellow, Dowling and Hiawatha. Other public schools include Sanford Middle School and also Longfellow High School which is a district-wide alternative school program for pregnant and parenting teens. Other nearby public high schools are South and Roosevelt High School. There is also a private Christian school called Minnehaha Academy that serves students from preschool through high school. Other nearby schools include Anne Sullivan Communication Center and Anishinabe Academy which is a magnet school that focuses on achievement through Native American language and culture.