One of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Minneapolis, the North Loop is in a constant state of growth. Almost all of the housing available in the North Loop consists of historic warehouses and factories that have been renovated to make them comfortable residences and lofts. While traditional homes also exist here, property managers would confirm that this is the spot to find unique, loft-style living.
North Loop's Neighborhood Boundaries
Located in the Warehouse District, the North Loop is situated just northwest of the central business district, between Downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. The community is roughly bordered by Hennepin Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, the freeway on-ramp at 4th Street in the southwest, and the Mississippi River in the northeast. The main street that runs through the North Loop is Washington Avenue.
North Loop's Neighborhood History
Also known as the Warehouse District, the North Loop was once the shipping hub of the city. The area saw much commercial growth between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Top architects and engineers were called upon to design these now-historic buildings, with around 300 warehouses constructed by 1920. Today, the district is known for its converted warehouses and cool, contemporary living spaces.
North Loop's Neighborhood Landmarks
Though most of the aging warehouses in North Loop have been converted for residential and commercial use, many facades still reflect the architectural trends of decades past. Residents from around the Twin Cities flock to the area for the Minneapolis Farmers Market, established in 1937. The Warehouse District also features landmark restaurants like Monte Carlo and JD Hoyts.
North Loop's Neighborhood Activities
The North Loop became a gentrified and desirable neighborhood in the mid-1990s due to its close proximity to everything Minneapolis has to offer. Food and drink lovers can experience an abundance of restaurants, breweries, cafes and even food trucks. Plus, there’s no shortage of entertainment and nightlife.
Residents can enjoy playgrounds, family-friendly parks and an off-leash dog park are located here, with plans to convert parking lots into more parks in the works. The James I. Rice Parkway (and park) is part of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. It features paved walking and cycling paths; riverside hiking trails; and picnic areas. The Byway is as much of a recreational area as it is a passageway to other parts of the city.
MPLS RENT is proud to offer full Minneapolis property management services to the property owners in the North Loop community. To find properties available for rent, check out our selection of condos, lofts, townhomes, apartments and more.
Looking to find renters for your home? We’d love to help! CLICK HERE to get started.
Top Five Picks
- Smack Shack 603 Washington Ave N You have to try the Lobster roll.
- The Freehouse 701 N Washington Ave N Cheese curds with apple sauce are amazing.
- The Bachelor Farmer 50 North 2nd Ave Organic, fresh and simple.
- Fulton Brewery 414 6th Ave N Home of The Lonely Blonde
- Black Sheep Pizza 600 Washington Ave N Seriously great coal fired pizza.