Top Minneapolis Neighborhoods for Searching Vintage Homes

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 10:07am.

Best Places to Search Vintage Homes For Sale in MinneapolisWhen it comes to the search for vintage Homes, Minneapolis supplies some exceptional options to choose from. New homebuyers need look no further than the areas of Calhoun Isles and Longfellow.

Calhoun Isles

Named to reflect local waterways, affluent Calhoun Isles is one of the most prestigious in the area. Sometimes referred to as Uptown, the community includes a number of different neighborhoods, each with its own unique selection of homes.

Lowry Hill, in particular, provides a variety of pre 1900s-era homes, constructed in Victorian style, as well as a selection of English Tudor, Mediterranean, Colonial and other designs. More than a century old, many of the homes of this neighborhood are virtually unchanged, while other large homes have since been converted into multi-family properties. A favorite of young professionals, the neighborhood is sought after for its proximity to downtown, plus its tree-line streets and large amount of green space.

Neighboring Lowry Hill East also goes by its nickname, The Wedge. This triangular-shaped neighborhood includes many early 20th century residences and apartment buildings. It’s common to find older homes that have been remodeled or updated in recent years.

Containing some of the city’s most historically relevant homes, East Isles is the location of the Catherine Gray House, a prime example of Prairie School design. The historic neighborhood enjoys several red brick and white pillar homes from the early 1900s.

Cedar Isles-Dean is home of the Henry Neils House, designed in the mid 1900s by renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. As well, the area also includes many homes with original features, such as parquet flooring.


In comparison, the Longfellow community is most recognizable by its 1920s-era Craftsman home designs. The neighborhoods of Cooper, Howe, Longfellow and Hiawatha contain a number of affordably priced, bungalow-style homes. The area gave working class families an area of their own in the early 1900s, complete with yards and gardens.

Many times, the home plans of this area were selected from catalogs, with modestly sized homes, normally of one- or two-bedrooms. In Cooper, specifically, it’s common to find average home prices of $100,000 to $200,000.

Meanwhile, the Howe neighborhood supplies many residential options near the river. With recent upgrades to some of the older homes, it’s also common to see renovated properties in this area.

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