Minneapolis Gay Neighborhoods
Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the largest of the two Twin Cities, the name given to Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and features a large number of lakes, rivers, and other waterways, including the Mississippi River. In 2006, a study showed that Minneapolis was home to the fourth-largest LGBT population in the U.S., and in 2012, The Advocate named it the seventh gayest city in America. Naturally, this means the city itself is something of an LGBT neighborhood. However, there are two areas that have traditionally been where the city’s gay and lesbian population gather.
The first is the downtown area. This area can be divided into several residences, including Uptown and Laurel Park. A lot of the nightlife is located in the downtown area. Condos range from $142,500 to $1.1 million. Single family homes can cost anywhere from $320,000 to $2.6 million.
The other major LGBT area of Minneapolis is Lyn-Lake. It’s close to Uptown and features many small LGBT-owned businesses, including a theater. This is one of the areas that can be hard to move into because properties rarely come up for sale. When they do, single family homes are usually around $400,000. Condos are a bit cheaper at around $350,000.