6.3 out of 10

Bancroft

44.930360242541 -93.2543856681239
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Historic Houses at Historically Low Prices"

Bancroft contains one of the oldest public school structures in Minneapolis, which is the location for Bancroft Elementary School. Located in the southern portion of the city, residents here have easy access to downtown via I-35W. Bancroft is a little off the beaten path of the more central neighborhoods, requiring a car or a long walk/ bike ride/ bus ride, but it has one advantage over other communities; affordable historic homes. Seldom priced at above $160,000, the majority of houses in this community were built before World War II, exhibiting a collective charm that is hard to find elsewhere in the metropolitan area.

38th Street, especially where it intersects Bloomington Ave., is where the majority of restaurants and shops are located, even though they are few in number. Residents looking for a few more options, however, can easily walk several blocks north through Powderhorn and into Phillips where more eating spots and shops await their business. Bancroft is a suitable place for recent graduates and young professionals that are looking to pinch a few pennies wile also being able to live in quality housing. A few apartment buildings exist, but the rental prices tend to be more than what the spaces are worth. The crime rate, when compared to other Minneapolis neighborhoods, is at a middle ground, but most incidents are theft related and seldom violent.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Low sale and rental prices
  • Close to I-35W
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Limited dining and shopping
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
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