Welcome to the “Midtown” Neighborhood in Minneapolis

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Overview of the Midtown


The Midtown Phillips neighborhood, located within the Phillips community, is found in south Minneapolis. Both the neighborhood and its junior high school get their names from Wendell Phillips, a 19th century abolitionist. Midtown Phillips is a distinct neighborhood with its population of close to 4,500 residents, including many that are of different ethnic races. The neighborhood has a combination of residential, commercial and industrial property. Housing types, ages, and styles are tremendously dissimilar, just like the people, in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood. Historic properties can be found such as Victorian homes with turrets and trim, smaller homes of that same era, and duplexes or smaller apartment buildings. All along the Greenway are several modern condominium and apartment buildings offering modern amenities and convenient access to the Greenway itself.


The Midtown Greenway is a 5.5-mile long former railroad strip in the Phillips community and it passes through Phillips West with bicycling and walking trails. The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority owns it and the trails are preserved by the City of Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway Coalition is the group that effectively encouraged the creation of the Midtown Greenway by means of public agencies. The Coalition exists to this day and engages the community in protecting, improving, and using the Greenway. This Greenway has been used for biking and other activities ever since it was first built.


Located within the neighborhood, the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the major pediatric health institutes in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit program since 1924, Children’s treats kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two separately located hospitals, one in Minneapolis and one in St Paul. Children’s upholds its long-lasting promise to the public to advance children’s health by providing superior, family-oriented pediatric assistance and progressing those labors through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children’s is repeatedly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital and by The Leapfrog Group for quality and efficiency.


Perhaps the most famous and widely-known landmark within Midtown Phillips is the Midtown Global Market. A true melting pot of cultures, businesses, restaurants, and art, the Midtown Global Market exists to promote community within Midtown and to embrace the diverse cultural heritages of its vendors. With over 40 unique stores selling products from all over the world, the Midtown Global Market offers unparalleled access to unique sights, sounds, and smells. The market has received numerous awards and great recognition for its contribution to the greater community and for its unique business structure. Each year it attracts over 1.3 million visitors.


The Midtown Phillips neighborhood is home to one park:


Stewart Park: Stewart Park is located at the heart of the Phillips community offering numerous recreational amenities. A 6.2 acre park known for its athletic facilities, Stewart Park includes a baseball/softball field, beautiful synthetic turf soccer field, wading pool, and a playground. The athletic fields are lighted, making them useful for day or night games. Many community leagues and teams compete at Stewart Park, making it a central location within the neighborhood.


If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, it’s parks, schools, history, or amenities OR if you would like to sell or buy a house in the Minneapolis area, please feel free to visit www.DavidOlsonRealEstate.com or text/call Realtor David Olson @ 952.314.9446 or email: [email protected].

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