dinkytown university area minneapolis

University Community / Dinkytown Area

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus spans from both the west and east banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis to the city of St. Paul. The University community In Minneapolis, not to be confused with the University neighborhood, encompasses the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and includes Dinkytown, an area of small shops, apartments, restaurants, and coffee shops that cater to students and academics alike. The neighborhoods in this area of Minneapolis are strongly influenced by the sprawling University of Minnesota campus, and the coffee shops reflect the intellectual buzz of the community.