About the North Loop
The North Loop of Minneapolis is no stranger to accolades. It’s been named, among other things, a “Favorite Neighborhood” by Fast Company, “Coolest Neighborhood in America” by Thrillist, and it appeared on Fodor’s “Go List” of top 25 travel destinations in the world. So, it should be no surprise that it’s become the fastest growing neighborhood in the Twin Cities for both residences and businesses.
Named for the trolleys that served the area, the once industrial area is now home to numerous warehouses and factories that have been converted to offices, condos or apartments. With more than 2,200 households and 9,500 jobs, according to the 2010 census, the North Loop has successfully transformed into the city’s creative hub for the art, culture, culinary and entertainment scene. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Office Space in the North Loop
Conveniently located just north of Downtown Minneapolis, a variety of businesses have made the North Loop their home, including financial services firms, technology companies, creative agencies and more. The charming blend of historic and modern buildings, coupled with the area’s rich past, provides a diverse portfolio of commercial spaces to meet nearly any company’s need ranging from brick and timber warehouses to new Class A office buildings with plentiful amenities.
The North Loop neighborhood fosters a robust and communicative community that promotes and supports its local businesses and entrepreneurs, recognizing that without them the vibrant community would not exist as it does today.
Eating, Drinking and Entertainment
World-class dining, live music, brewery hopping, window-shopping…you will find it all – and more – in the North Loop. It’s no wonder award-winning restaurants such as Spoon & Stable, The Bachelor Farmer, Smack Shack, Burrough, and 112 Eatery joined institutions like Monte Carlo and Runyon’s, along with retailers like Askov Finlayson, MartinPatrick3, Warby Parker, and D. Nolo, all of which contribute to the area’s buoyant scene. And then, there’s the fan-fueled energy that Target Field brings into the mix, as well as the Minneapolis Farmers Market, Acme Comedy Club, and the beloved Mississippi River, which borders the North Loop on the north.
Photos: Meet Minneapolis
Getting Around the North Loop
An easy walk from downtown, the North Loop is conveniently situated with easy access from any direction. The heart of the neighborhood has prime access to transportation with a desirable walk score of 94, bike score of 93, and a transit score of 95. Additionally, public transportation is readily available with multiple bus routes and the Target Field LRT Station centrally located in the neighborhood. There is limited public parking, but parking contracts are available in municipal and private ramps in the area.