1925 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Bounded by Lyndale Avenue on the west and 35W on the east, the neighborhood is bisected by Nicollet Avenue, a bustling commercial corridor, into Loring Heights filled with many single family and town homes and commanding views of downtown. Within walking distance to downtown and a 10 minute bike-ride to uptown, Stevens Square is at the center of it all.
Stevens Square—Loring Heights is home to HourCar and Nice Ride bicycle rental, supported by neighborhood residents and visitors preferring low-impact transportation. Bus routes frequent the neighborhood on 3rd, Nicollet, Lyndale and Franklin Avenues. For those unable to avoid the traditional commute, the neighborhood is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and 35W, two of the metro’s primary arteries. Better yet, almost everything you need is within a 20-minute walk.
Stevens Square-Loring Heights is home to more pets per capita than any other part of the city! This is largely due to the many pet-friendly apartment units in the area. Pet owners are also drawn to the centrally-located Stevens Square Park as a place to exercise their furry friends and met other animal lovers.
Once a prized address for the wealthiest in the city, the Van Dusen and Semple mansions both play host to community events and activities today. Nicollet Avenue bridges Eat Street with Nicollet Mall along a burgeoning commercial corridor, anchored by long-standing Plymouth Congregational Church.
Stevens Square is home to the longest running neighborhood association in the city, Stevens Square Community Organization or SSCO, a community elected Board of Directors which provides fiscal management, liaison to City Government, local development guidance, community block patrol, and community engagement through events and activities.
Neighborhood residents have long embraced environmental stewardship by cultivating the Emily Peake and LaSalle community gardens as well as the 94 overlook garden. Residents enjoy a weekly farmers market throughout the growing months.
Situated between the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center and home to many working artists, Stevens Square places a high value on the arts. Home-grown artistic events include the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Red Hot Art festival, and Cinema and Civics in the park.