The Longfellow Community of Minneapolis is made up of four neighborhoods, Hiawatha, Howe, Cooper, and Longfellow (kind of like NY, NY, but Longfellow, Longfellow, Minneapolis). On the heat map below, from Trulia, the four neighborhoods on the inverted pyramid are:
The heat map shows the average listing price for each neighborhood for the previous week. That’s pretty consistent. The stuff closer to the river costs a bit more. However, the stuff closer to the light rail on Hiawatha is doing pretty well these days.
Zillow has trend information based on the average values of home prices by neighborhood. Here is a look at the four:
That sure makes it look like the Hiawatha neighborhood is on one heck of a run. While prices are still down from their all-time highs, Hiawatha seems to be recovering at a faster rate than its neighboring neighborhoods to the north.
What does Hiawatha have going for it?
A reconstructed bike trail on West River Parkway.
Walkable to the 46th St Station LRT
The Riverview Theater
Easy access to shopping in in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul (and cheaper housing).
I’m sure there are at least a few Hiawatha residents reading this blog. What have you been doing that’s made you so darn attractive?