Field-Regina-Northrop is a group of smaller neighborhoods put together as one. This neighborhood together has mostly small single-family houses built before 1940, with a few larger houses thrown into the mix here and there. For example, the Regina section has the largest housing complex, and one of the city's first modern townhouse projects. However, most of the houses in general consist mainly of two-bedroom, pre-1940s stucco, brick and stone houses.
The Field-Regina-Northrop area is a good spanse of land with many restaurant options, local businesses, and tons of opportunities for youth activities. The neighborhood itself and nature aspect is fantastic for biking, walking, in-line skating, and running!
You can visit their neighborhood website at
Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group
Then and Now
Field-Regina-Northrop was part of the first land the United States acquired in Minnesota. Up through the 1920s, the area was mostly rural when businesses started to appear. In 1975, the South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance was founded with the purpose of protecting the businesses to ensure that their funds developed and their services stayed pure.
The Field neighborhood is named for the local school, which in turn, is named for Eugene Field. He was a popular writer of children's poetry and humorous essays. The man became known as the family-loving city editor of the Gazette, and therefore the neighborhood was named after a creative man.
Northrop neighborhood and Northrop Elementary take their names from Cyrus Northrop, second president of the University of Minnesota. He was a writer as well, and stayed at the University of Minnesota from 1884 to 1911. As a writer, he published Addresses, Education and Patriotic, and encouraged the writing of the song, “Hail! Minnesota”. Received as an honorable and encouraging man, the neighborhood Northrop took up his name.
The neighborhood of Regina is named after the former Regina parochial school, which is a Catholic school focused on early childhood learning.
Since most of the neighborhood was constructed before 1920, the house styles include Bungalows, Prairie-style, Arts and Crafts and other revival styles. If you are wanting to search for homes, or list your home for sale, click on the links below.
Market Trends in Field-Regina-Northrop MN
# Houses Sold 136 (single family)
Median Sales Price $282500 (single family)
Average Age 1928 (single family)
Square Feet 1648 $198/sqft (single family)
# TH / Condo Sold 8 (townhouse/condo)
Median Sales Price $179450 (townhouse/condo)
Average Age 1985 (townhouse/condo)
Square Feet 1241 $156/sqft (townhouse/condo)
McRae Park - (906 E 47th Street, 612-370-4909, website) The only park in Field-Regina-Northrop is called McRae Park. McRae Park has a baseball, football, and softball field; a basketball court and tennis court; hockey rink and broomball rink; playground; picnic area; and a wading pool.
Turtle Bread - (4762 Chicago Ave S, 612-823-7333, website) If you’re looking for delicious and unique pastries, head over to Turtle Bread. Turtle Bread was founded in 1994, with the goal of making the best tasting artisan breads in the world.
Townhall Tap - (4801 Chicago Ave S, 612-767-7307, website) Town Hall Tap is a bar where you can have fun in or outdoors. They have a vintage wall with labels of old beer brands you can view as well as hundreds of options of beer to choose from.
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