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West Bank / Cedar-Riverside

A global village in the middle of the Twin Cities.

West Bank/Cedar-Riverside is the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the state. A beehive of hippies, intellectuals, artists, and musicians in the 1960s and 70s, the neighborhood is now a center of diverse art, commerce, culture and more. And with 45 percent of its residents born abroad, West Bank/Cedar-Riverside remains true to its immigrant roots.

Five reasons you’ll love Cedar-Riverside and the West Bank

  1. Many housing choices, from high-rise condos, and apartments to townhomes and single family homes; parks, green spaces, and recreation areas are located on the West Bank and also below it on W. River Parkway.
  2. Cedar and Riverside Avenues offer many independent ethnic restaurants and groceries, specialty stores, international malls, and theaters.
  3. More entertainment venues per capita than any city outside Los Angeles and New York.
  4. Home to Augsburg University and the University of Minnesota's West Bank Campus, which includes the University's performance and visual arts schools, as well as its law, business, and public affairs school.
  5. Both Blue and Green Line light rail stations connect the West Bank to the two downtowns and the State Capitol. Bike and pedestrian trails provide easy access to the Mississippi River gorge, the U campus, and downtown Minneapolis.

West Bank Community Coalition

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