Located in the heart of Uptown, often called the 'Greenwich Village' of Minneapolis, the walkable East Isles neighborhood is bordered on one side by idyllic Lake of the Isles...
...and on the other side by bustling Hennepin Avenue lined with bus stops, coffee houses, cafes, restaurants, theaters, retail shops, businesses... who could ask for anything more?
Put in bigger context, Hennepin Avenue is the connection between nearby Downtown and Uptown, which is also part of the popular Minneapolis Chain of Lakes district that attracts millions of visitors each year.
In between those two borders is a mix of distinguished homes, condos and apartments with current prices of properties listed for sale ranging from $69,000 for a 600 sq ft senior condo to $3,750,000 for a 6,500 sq ft urban estate with panoramic lake views. Average condo price is $307,991... average lakeview house price is $1,802,000 with average price of other houses about half that, at $941,650. See current East Isles homes for sale by Lake of the Isles...
The East Isles neighborhood is highly educated, with 72% holding Bachelors or Graduate degrees. The high percentage of rentals (57%) reflects the median age of 36 years and diverse energy of this unique neighborhood.
Its neighborhood sign incorporates window designs of the Purcell Cutts house located a block behind East Lake of the Isles Parkway at 2328 Lake Place. This masterpiece of Prairie School architecture is owned by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and is open for tours the second weekend of each month and for the holiday Winterlights at the Purcell-Cutts House every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to New Years. Contact the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at 612-870-6323 to reserve tickets.
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- Midtown Greenway... bike freeway from Minneapolis lakes to the Mississippi River
- Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bridge links downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Institue of Arts
- The most perfect example of Byzantine mosaic art in the US