And that must be why Minneapolis continues to see an influx of people from other Midwestern cities' poorest areas, like Gary, Flint, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, etc. That, and the general quality of living like education, parks and rec, and neighborhood programs that make Minneapolis a bargain compared to many other cities in the region.Exactly! I've cleaned out many foreclosed homes in both NE and NoMi, and there's no comparison to the merchant-class quality that you find in many of these homes. The Northside has a truly impressive housing stock. It's just run down. Like this place: http://www.duallservices.com/cleaned-ho ... rack-house
And while North Minneapolis is the most notorious neighborhood for hundreds of miles around, it's not that bad. Compared to many struggling U.S. cities, MSP looks pretty appealing to all income levels.
I am a bit surprised that NoMi would have better housing stock than other parts of town though.....for one, NoMi has ALWAYS been a place for the middle and lower classes. Secondly, precious materials like copper and alluminum are being stripped left and right and I would have thought NoMi would be the epicenter of that action because it has the largest stock of foreclosed and vacant homes, and also because there is that criminal element that exists there in a stronger form than the rest of the metro.