6.3 out of 10

Howe

44.9362934484593 -93.2171705977741
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

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

"Between the Light Rail and the River"

Howe is a residential neighborhood within southern Minneapolis. The community is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and Hiawatha Ave. to the west. Many of the homes were remodeled during the 80's and are now listed at mid-range prices at around $175,000. a few properties that are for rent seldom cost more than $700 per month. Of course as homes get closer to the river, the prices clime higher. Even then, the costs for these properties are extremely reasonable for being so close to the river and to downtown.

The main selling point for Howe is the local scenery dotted with green patches and waterfalls, with which pedestrian trails take full advantage. The neighborhood has little to offer in dining and shopping, but resident here prefer to keep such spots out for the sake of preserving the natural beauty of their surroundings rather than congest the streets with too many commercial spaces. Those who need those amenities, though, are just a hop and a skip form downtown and other business friendly communities with Hiawatha and Minnehaha Avenues. Howe School ad Dowling Elementary School are both close to the river, as is the Fairview Hiawatha Clinic.
Pros
  • Remodeled homes
  • Next to the river
  • Affordable housing
Cons
  • not a lot of retail
Recommended for
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Residential Revival"

If you are looking for renovated homes along a beautiful residential setting, the Howe neighborhood might have just what you need. In the late 1980s a community effort put into place by the Longfellow Community Council was put into place to push for and support home renovations in this community, beginning with those by the river. Substantial upgrades on these homes have made them great real estate values, and the renovations continue to move along throughout the neighborhood toward Downtown.
Even with these renovations the prices on the homes remain fairly moderate, with some of them closer to the scenic river gorge a little steeper in price. The parks along the river, the waterfalls, and the wooden walking trails through the beautiful scenery can’t help but make you think of what the original settlers might have thought about this enchanting part of the state. Howe isn’t a large retail or commercial neighborhood, but getting to work in other communities or Downtown is still fairly easy – the average commute is probably only around 20-30 minutes from the residential part of Howe.
The school, and in fact the neighborhood, were named about poet Julia Ward Howe who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic – one of those songs you instantly know if you hear it.
Pros
  • the recent renovations of homes
Cons
  • not a lot of retail
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
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