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!
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Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group
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.
46th Street East to the North, Minnehaha Parkway to the South, Chicago Avenue to the East, and I-35 to the West.
42nd Street East to the North, 46th to the South, Chicago Avenue to the East, and I-35 to the West.
42nd Street East to the North, Minnehaha Parkway to the South, Cedar Avenue to the East, and Chicago Avenue to the West.
Kingfield, Tangletown, Hale-Page-Diamond Lake, Bryant, Bancroft, Keewaydin, and Standish.
This is a source that provides daily updates on crime statistics between Field, Regina, and Northrop.
Since most of the neighborhood was constructed before 1920, the house styles include Bungalows, Prairie-style, Arts and Crafts and other revival styles.
As of 2015, the average home sales price was $262,122 with an average days on market of 34. The average year built was 1920 with 2.9 bedrooms, and 1.7 baths with a total finished sqft of 1513. For more up to date information on Nokomis Real Estate, please contact Steven Hong with RE/MAX Results.
The only park in Field-Regina-Northrop is called McRae Park (906 E 47th Street, 612-370-4909). 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.
Although there aren’t many parks in the Field-Regina-Northrop neighborhood, the Minnehaha Parkway is also a good reason to get out. The Parkway offers reserved space for nature where you can walk along the Mississippi River. There are also many small lakes and ponds within the neighborhood that offer peaceful scenery.
Mei Inn (4215 Bloomington Ave, 612-722-6274) is a Chinese restaurant with dining and takeout in Minneapolis. They offer classic dishes and high quality fresh ingredients.
Make a reservation at Italian Eatery (4724 Cedar Ave, 612-223-8504 ) and enjoy a delicious selection of traditional Italian dishes.
If you’re looking for delicious and unique pastries, head over to Turtle Bread (4762 Chicago Ave , 615-823-7333). Turtle Bread was founded in 1994, with the goal of making the best tasting artisan breads in the world.
There really aren’t many actual shopping centers in Field-Regina-Northrop, but check out the necessities section to see the basic stores and businesses.
Although there aren’t many shopping places in Field-Regina-Northrop, there is a great place to hang out at at night. For example, Townhall Tap (4810 Chicago Ave, 612-767-7307) 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.
Community Arts & Music:
Field-Regina Northrop has a few different creative outlets. In 2014, they launched a project called Utility-Box Artwork where they collaborated with artists to decorate utility boxes around the neighborhood with nature-themed art. Besides decorating utility boxes, there are many opportunities to garden, make art, and build community. Find out more about the neighborhood arts here.
The Field-Regina-Northrop Neighborhood Group has monthly meetings to talk about events, decisions, and any other orders of business. They have a variety of different committees for the neighborhood that meet each month, such as the Education Committee, Business Committee, and Parks Committee, just to name a few.
The neighborhood is fairly safe, and therefore it is very possible to not only drive, but walk, bike, and even bus. Bussing is also fairly common in the neighborhood; the most common bus lines are the 5, 111, and the 133 running down Chicago Ave; the 46 on 46th Street; and the 14 on Bloomington Ave. Busses are a great way to easily carpool places, with a fare of $2.25 in rush hour and $1.25 during other hours.
You can find out more about bussing here:
There are a few schools in the Field-Regina-Northrop neighborhood, ranging from preschool to elementary.
Field Community School
The Field-Regina-Northrop neighborhood has a few elementary schools:
(4645 S 4th Ave, 612-668-3640) is a middle school for grades 5-8. Their mission is to ensure the education of every student.
Parents in Comminity Action, Inc. (PICA) (4225 3rd Ave S, 612-825-7422) offers schooling for preschool children, with a mission to provide the educational services for each child to reach their full potential. Currently they have about 2,500 children enrolled in their programs.
Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (1611 E 46th Street, 612-455-4004) is a school that serves Kindergarteners through 2nd graders. Every year, they add another grade as the children grow, with a goal to become a K-4 grade school. Currently they have about 250 students enrolled, with a goal to empower knowledge, character, and leadership skills.
Jacob’s Well (4645 4th Ave S, 612-822-0300)
St. James Lutheran Church (4854 Portland Ave S, 612-824-8828)
Evangelist Crusaders (4307 4th Ave S, 612-824-7187)
Lake Harriet Con-Jehovah (4400 4th Ave S, 612-823-1121)
St Joan of Arc Church Minneapolis
(4537 3rd Ave S, 612-823-8205)
Lake Apostolic Church
(4405 Oakland Ave, 612-735-2111)
New Creation Baptist Church
(1414 E 48th Street, 612-825-6933)
Getting back to the basics, what everyone needs, at one point or another: