Nicollet Mall street in downtown Minneapolis MN

Downtown / Central

Downtown Minneapolis is actually a community of neighborhoods officially referred to as “Central” by the City of Minneapolis. Downtown West is the heart of the financial district, with coffee shops that cater the business community and those grabbing a quick cup on-the-go.

About Downtown Minneapolis

Each neighborhood within the Central community of Minneapolis has a very distinct flavor, with Downtown West capturing the heart of the financial district and Downtown East being the epicenter of Viking fandom. The North Loop neighborhood includes the Warehouse District, an area of mid-rise residential and commercial structures that were once manufacturing and storage facilities and now house condos, boutique, bistros, and coffee shops. Loring Park is seated at the southwestern edge of the downtown area, with its namesake park that includes urban trails and a pond with skyline views, as well as a mix of historic and modern structures. Elliot Park is sandwiched between the Loring Park and Downtown East neighborhoods, providing a mix of small shops and a corridor and gradual transition between the Phillips and Cedar-Riverside communities and the downtown area. Stevens Square / Loring Heights is a dense, mid-rise residential area that features brick, brownstone-style apartments, an urban park, and is close in proximity to both the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Downtown Minneapolis core.