7 great places to live in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities area has so many well-loved communities that it’s hard to choose our favorites. Here are seven we’re excited about!


Walking down the sidewalks of the historic downtown in Hopkins, you’ll notice antiques stores, restaurants, specialty shops, a library, and Hopkins Center for the Arts. Neighborhoods near Main Street include older homes that convey the city’s 19th-century charm.
An affordable pocket within the Twin Cities area, Hopkins also has single-family homes and condos that are accessible to downtown and public transportation.


If you’re looking for a safe neighborhood with a wide variety of housing options, then Linden Hills might be right for you. The tree-lined streets are filled with bungalows, cottages, modern condos, and older apartments.
Located in Southwest Minneapolis, this community boasts extensive green space, access to two lakes, local shops, unique eateries, and a fun small-town feel.


Just 15 minutes up the road, Loring Park is the place you’ll want to be if you enjoy festivals and big events. Made up of families, students, and young professionals, this affordable neighborhood is a great spot for art, family-friendly activities, and the world’s largest sculpture park — the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Its location makes it easy to commute to Downtown Minneapolis, Uptown, and other nearby neighborhoods. Even if you primarily work from home these days, it’s still a wonderful community with plenty to do and a laid-back vibe.


Also called The Warehouse District, the North Loop Minneapolis neighborhood is a contemporary hotspot with more renters than homeowners. This translates into a young and creative population that revels in a walkable community filled with on-trend eateries, boutiques, shops, and bars.
Homeowners and renters alike appreciate the easy commute to downtown from their industrial-styled neighborhood or can take advantage of public transportation.


Offering highly rated public schools and a mix of single-family homes ranging from townhomes to large new construction houses, Plymouth is a larger suburb. Located near Lake Minnetonka, the terrain is rolling and features lovely green space.
Plymouth’s location provides quick access to major highways that will take you nearly anywhere you want to go, including your commute to work.


Unlike some of the cities we’ve featured above, Savage doesn’t have a walkable downtown. Built up around a farming community, this suburb’s population is about half the size of Plymouth.
Families and young professionals who live in Savage can choose from townhomes and houses in a wide range of prices, with 84% of residents owning their homes rather than renting.


Named one of’s “Best Places to Live” in 2020, Woodbury features 3,000 acres of parks, highly-rated schools, and an indoor park and playground called “Central Park” for those cold winter days.
Because the area is spread out with both traditional neighborhoods and homes built on large lots, you can choose to live close to neighbors or enjoy greater privacy.
With its friendly culture, wide range of housing options, eclectic shopping, diverse dining experiences, and extensive access to nature, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the perfect place to call home!
Turn to us when you’re thinking about buying a new home — whether it’s in the same neighborhood or you’re ready to try something different, we can help finance your new dwelling.
- Dec 29, 2021