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Updated Condo in River Station North Loop Neighborhood - Minneapolis
Ryan Bretzel (Keller Williams Premier)

Welcome to the "HOTTEST" Neighborhood

in the Twin Cities!

Condo for Sale in River Station North Loop Neighborhood Minneapolis MN

Google it and see for yourself - the North Loop is the fastest-growing neighborhood in Minneapolis and has become "THE" Twin Cities neighborhood in which to live, work, eat, shop and play!


This spacious and upgraded condo is at River Station in the North Loop Neighborhood within the historic warehouse district.


560 N 2nd Street #409, Minneapolis, MN 55401       $305,000


Enjoy convenient and comfortable living with an open floor plan - upgraded w/Cherry stained maple floors and cabinets, white millwork, 6-panel doors, Berber carpet, and ceramic tile. Some of the amenities include secured entry, in-unit laundry, and heated parking! Enjoy the neighborhood and view of the Minneapolis skyline from the beautifully landscaped courtyards or from your private balcony of this third and fourth floor unit.


River Station boasts the most green-space of any condominium project in downtown Minneapolis. River Station has 12 low-rise (4-story) buildings covering 3 city blocks and offers a unique and inviting sense of community, beautiful landscaped courtyards, historic exterior lighting and is convenient to bike paths. The hidden courtyards create a private urban oasis. There is plenty of room for rest and relaxation on site; or, walk to the riverfront, restaurants, theaters, shopping, Target Field and more! The Mississippi River is a couple of blocks away and James I. Rice Parkway intersects with 4th Ave. N. and allows easy access to the neighborhood. It features paved walking and cycling paths, riverside hiking, picnic areas and beautiful scenery.


According to the North Loop Neighborhood Association, 54 percent of the residents as of the last US Census (2010) were between the age of 25 and 44. They choose the North Loop because they have a very active nightlife and they want to be in the action.


A beautiful and updated home, courtyards throughout the neighborhood, a sense of community, super close to the "action" - restaurants, theaters, retailers, and "bars and nightclubs with a more sophisticated vibe" - you can see why the North Loop has become "THE" Twin Cities neighborhood in which to live, work, eat, shop and play.


  • Spacious, open floor plan
  • Maple-stained floors
  • Maple-stained cabinets
  • White millwork
  • Private balcony overlooking the Mpls skyline
  • 2-level, 2 bed, and 3 bath


  • Secured entry
  • Heated underground parking
  • On-site professional management
  • Historic exterior lighting
  • Guest parking


  • River Station covers 3 city blocks
  • Low-rise, 4-story buildings cultivate a unique sense of community
  • Beautiful, hidden courtyards offer a private oasis
  • The most green space of any condo project in downtown Mpls


  • In the "hottest" & "fastest growing" neighborhood in the TC
  • River Station Subdivision
  • North Loop Neighborhood
  • Historic Warehouse District of Minneapolis
  • Walk to a multitude of restaurants, bars, & nightclubs
  • Walk to a multitude of theaters & other entertainment
  • Walk to the riverfront, parks, and Target Field
  • Walk/bike to cycling and walking paths
  • Walkability score of 83 from ("very walkable" - most errands can be accomplished on foot)
  • Live, work, eat, shop, and play in one neighborhood!
Ryan Bretzel is a full-time REALTOR® serving
Lake Elmo, Oakdale, Stillwater, and the surrounding twin cities area.
Ryan Bretzel | 612-750-4887
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Smack fresh lobster in Minneapolis' North Loop... the place for cool new restaurants and bars
Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient. (RE/MAX Results -

The trend for warehouse condo conversions began in the North Loop with The Itasca in the 1980s. Now it is the spot for the newest and trendiest restaurants and bars. When condo development exploded in this neighborhood in the early 2000s there weren't many services nearby. That is rapidly changing while still maintaining its gritty and independent energy.

One of the new restaurants in 2013 is Smack Shack, the new year-round home for casual fresh lobster that started with a food truck that attracted long lines. I drive through the North Loop regularly, and noticed all the activity on their corner after they opened this winter.

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We decided to check it out for brunch on a Sunday not long ago. It turned out to be a good time to go... not crowded or fancy, just delicious fresh lobster in an atmosphere that reminded me of the East Coast. It made me think of smacking lobster from a walk-up lobster shack in Nova Scotia while sitting at an outdoor picnic table and watching the highest tides in the world roll in.

The Smack Shack food truck became famous for its lobster rolls and lobster mac and cheese, which are still on their menu, but there are also many more offerings. You are greeted by their big lobster pot as you enter... no question that the Smack Shack is all about fresh lobster!

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In addition to restaurants and bars, the North Loop has become a hotbed for men's boutique stores and shops that embrace the area's Scandinavian roots. It is also the site of the new Interchange project near the Twins Stadium, which will be a transportation hub connecting all modes of public transportation including light rail and commuter rail... as well as an adjacent multi-million dollar year-round entertainment plaza.

Forbes included the Minneapolis North Loop on their list of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods.

Also known as the Warehouse District, this centrally located hood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its large warehouses have been converted to apartments, boutiques and restaurants in recent years. Bike trails, a park and an arts collective Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art also boost the hipness quotient.

This area has fascinated me for years... I am excited to see the infrastructure developing to make this an even more awesome place to live.

Check out North Loop homes for sale and homes for sale in the Minneapolis Warehouse District if you would like to think about living in this trendy area close to Downtown, light rail and Target Field that attracts both young professionals and empty nesters.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email- Minneapolis North Loop Realtor


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Beds: 4
Year Built: 2004
Property Taxes: 8276
Listing Agent: Danny Dietl
City, State, Zip Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Above Ground Sqft: 3003
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Baths: 2
Garage Stalls: 2
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