Represented by the Central Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO), Central neighborhood is originally named after Minneapolis Central High School. Built in 1913, it was one of the city's largest schools located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 34th Street. It closed in 1982.
Central Neighborhood's boundaries are defined by Lake Street to the north, 38th Street to the south, 2nd Avenue to the west, and Chicago Avenue to the east.
Nestled quite literally in the center of south Minneapolis, Central is a richly diverse, conveniently located, city neighborhood. Park and Portland Avenues - with their wide expanses and especially grand homes - serve as the neighborhood's residential "showcase" streets. Chicago and 4th Avenues, and Lake and 38th Streets serve as Central's primary commercial corridors. The Central neighborhood's popularity continues to grow as it attracts those who not only value the neighborhood's beautiful, historic housing stock and vibrant, diverse community of residents and businesses, but its close proximately to everything the city has to offer: Downtown, Uptown, the Lakes District, Minnehaha Creek, Lake Nokomis, the Midtown Greenway, the Midtown Exchange and Global Market, the freeway system, and much more.
Learn more in the Central Neighborhood Profile (pdf).
Last updated Sep 1, 2016