Shingle Creek is located in the northwestern part of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6 miles northwest of downtown. The neighborhood is bounded by 53rd Ave N on the north, Humboldt Ave N on the east, 49th Avenue N on the south, and Xerxes Ave N on the west.
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Real Estate within Shingle Creek Neighborhood is within walking distance to parks, schools, a community garden, walking paths, and bike trails. Shingle Creek is named for the creek running through the neighborhood. Shingle Creek Park is on the west bank, and has biking and walking paths along the creek. The trails run along the creek and lead to Brooklyn Center on the northwest, and over to Webber Park on the southeast, and to the Mississippi River on the east and through Minneapolis. Creekview Park lies on the east bank of Shingle Creek, and offers a variety of amenities including playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, a skate park, picnic areas, and a recreation center which is connected to Olson Middle School. The Creekview Recreation Center offers a variety of programs and events for youth and adults, and provides space for a variety of year-round activities. Amenities include a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, a craft room, kitchen, meeting rooms, craft room and computer lab. Other attractions in Shingle Creek include a community garden, which allows for individual plots and walking paths for spectators.
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Shingle Creek is located in the Minneapolis Public School District. There are two schools within the Shingle Creek Neighborhood: Olson Middle School, which is a public middle school, and KIPP Northstar Academy, a 5-8 public charter school. The other main public schools serving Shingle Creek include Jenny Lind Elementary and Loring Community Elementary School, and Patrick Henry High School. There are also several public charter, magnet, and community schools as well as private schools near Shingle Creek that offer additional educational options for Shingle Creek residents.
Shingle Creek can be easily accessed by Highway 100, I-94, 694, and 252 making it easy for Shingle Creek residents to commute to downtown Minneapolis and other areas of Minneapolis and its suburbs. Shingle Creek residents commute by taking their car or by public transportation.
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