The neighborhood of Downtown East is situated in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Downtown East. This part of Minneapolis has many places to explore. Even though the streets are often busy with people, a narrow selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and with the bars in nearby neighborhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by. It is very easy to reach parks from numerous locations in the neighborhood, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home and one third are renters. The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood has taken place since the year 2000. This part of the city offers mainly one bedroom and two bedroom homes.
In this part of Minneapolis, locals will typically be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. As far as eating is concerned, it is straightforward to access both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any home in Downtown East. Furthermore, there are about 10 restaurants and a few cafes to experience in this part of Minneapolis. A decent choice of clothing stores is also available within a reasonably short walking distance.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is very easy to move around in Downtown East. Thanks to around 10 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of Minneapolis is very good. Downtown East is also very car friendly. It is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 35, from any home in this area, and accessing a place to park is easy. It is very easy for pedestrians to navigate Downtown East; running day-to-day errands is very convenient, and numerous businesses are reasonably close by.