Welcome to Mill District
Formerly home to numerous mills and warehouses and nicknamed the “Milling Capital of the World,” Minneapolis’ Mill District has since been transformed into prime urban riverfront living. Those industrial properties are now converted into contemporary lofts and condos with breathtaking skyline views. This area is attractive to a mix of families and young professionals.
Complete with open floor plans, interior brick walls, and exposed ductwork, the lofts here are among the city’s trendiest, and the area’s walkability makes this neighborhood extremely desirable. Considered one of the most popular neighborhoods in Minneapolis, the area is also home to Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater and has a lively and thriving arts and culture scene.
Mill District’s Main Street is still cobblestone, and numerous restaurants are clustered across it. The historic Stone Arch Bridge connects this upbeat region to the downtown section of Minneapolis.
Real estate prices here range from $400,000 to over $6 million. A new development titled “The Eleven” is offering incredibly luxe residences and amenities.
What to Love
- The urban, contemporary vibe
- Beautiful skyline views
- This area is entirely walkable and features a thriving arts and culture scene.
People & Lifestyle
Relaxed and adventurous, Mill District is home to a mix of families and young professionals. Residents here are active and enjoy walking, jogging, or biking across the historic Stone Arch Bridge, connecting Mill District to Saint Anthony Main.
Gold Medal Park is also a great hangout spot, with many people gathering here to watch fireworks on July 4th and during the annual Minneapolis Aquatennial festival.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Several dining options are scattered throughout Mill District. Local favorites include Bushel & Peck
, an informal deli/cafe chain selling Italian sandwiches plus pasta, grilled fare, and wine; Kindee
, a modern Thai destination featuring a wide range of creatively prepared classic dishes in a chic venue; and Boludo
, an Argentinian eatery offering a taste of Buenos Aires.
Things to Do
Mill District residents enjoy the nationally acclaimed Guthrie Theater
, which was founded in 1963, and frequent Gold Medal Park
, a 7.5-acre expanse of land that was designed by landscape architect Tom Oslund and is owned by the city of Minneapolis.
There’s a number of Instagrammable moments along the Stone Arch Bridge, a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River and is the second oldest bridge on the river.
Mill District is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: