Every year, Business Insider, and various other publications and websites for the matter, release a list of what they consider to be “cool” or “hot” neighborhoods throughout the country right now, which can certainly be a fun blurb to read if you’re someone who is familiar with one of the neighborhoods featured or perhaps already live there.
This year, one prominent Minneapolis neighborhood made the cut, which to anybody who already calls the Twin Cities area home, should be of little surprise. Based on a variety of factors that relate to culture, nightlife, and the overall location/neighborhood vibe, Business Insider recognized the North Loop/Warehouse Historic District as being one of the “Coolest Neighborhoods in North America” in 2016—an honor that in our option is very well-deserved.
Once a former warehouse district, the North Loop today still features somewhat of an old industrial vibe, only most of its original warehouses have since been converted into upscale loft residences, art galleries, and chic spaces for countless restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, and boutique shops.
Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins, is also located nearby, so during the baseball season, much of the North Loop neighborhood really comes alive, especially during home games.
Commuting to downtown Minneapolis is also easy from the North Loop, which continues to make it a popular destination for young home buyers looking to live the increasingly popular urban lifestyle, while many lofts and condos throughout the neighborhood are still relatively affordable—at least for now.
So if you’re a Minneapolis home or condo buyer who might be looking for a “cool” place to live, the folks at Business Insider feel like the North Loop might just be a perfect fit.