Located in the southeast of Minneapolis, Ventura Village is a neighborhood that is south of I-94 and is west of the Mississippi River. A diverse population and range of businesses as well as an abundance of bike lanes and walkable areas make this a great place to call home. Moreover, living here you will be close to Hennepin County Medical Center and other major employers. Family gatherings and sports fields mark Peavy Park, with a pool and recreation center. The many interesting ethnic restaurants reflect the mix of people in Ventura Village, which isn't far from the University of Minnesota.
You will be able to find a one bedroom apartment for rent in the $600 to $700 range. Other more luxurious apartments in Ventura Village that include loft-style layouts start in the $1000 range for a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom apartment starts at $1450. A 4-bedroom private home for rent might be about $1400 and a three bedroom duplex nearby rents for $1200.
Travel along East Franklin to dine at Hufan Restaurant and Deli or savor samosas, gyros and a mix of Somali and Middle Eastern at great prices at the Daily Cairo Grill. You can also go further south for the Waite House or dine on Swedish fare at the Fika, close to East 26th Street. Start your day at Maria's Cafe, where you'll find the flavors of both North and South America. The Franklin Street Bakery is the place to go for pastry, dessert and breakfast scones and croissants; you will love living near this award-winning bakery.
You'll party with your friends nearby at Whiskey Junction, where you'll enjoy buffalo chicken pizza or the Cabooze with live music. You'll be a short distance from the Open Eye Figure Theatre, where workshops and puppet shows bring smiles to young and old, with original figure theatre. A short distance from home the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, a community arts center, and the Minneapolis Convention Center provide exhibits and shows of interest. Living in Ventura Village, you will also be close to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for more culture.
Pet friendly Ventura Village apartments that accept both cats and dogs can be found, however some apartments only accept cats. Rover and Kitty will be happy that nearby, on Lyndale Avenue to the west, you will be able to shop at Urban Tails Pet Supply. Walks at Peavy Field or East Phillips Park will give both you and your dog great exercise close to home.
You will be living close to I-35W and I-94. To the north of your new home, you'll find the downtown area nearby. The University is only 6 minutes from home; bike or walk to school or downtown. Buses can take you into central Minneapolis and run every 30 minutes. The Blue Line runs from the nearby Franklin Avenue Station to the east.
Public schools in the Village include Augsburg Fairview Academy, Volunteers of America PM School and Center School. Abundant private schools include the Hope Academy, Nawayee Center School, Trinity First Lutheran School, and more. In this neighborhood, you will be living close to many higher educational options, including the University of Minnesota, St. Mary's University of Minnesota Twin Cites Campus, Augsburg College, the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis Community & Technical College and other schools.