Loring Park is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the Central District adjacent to downtown Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by I-394 and 12th Street on the north, 4th Avenue on the east, and I-94 on the south and west. Loring Park is conveniently located near the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, and is within walking or biking distance to a variety of area attractions.
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Loring Park listings are located within walking distance of Downtown attractions including Loring Park, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Walker Art Center, the theater district, Orchestra Hall, colleges, historical churches, along with restaurants, shops, cafés, pubs, salons, entertainment venues, among popular destinations. Much of the area is commercial with Loring Park adding a beautiful green space accessible to downtown residents. The park area is extensive and is full of walking and cycling paths which connect to other trails that span across and around Minneapolis. Loring Park provides a mix of outdoor recreation and art, providing amenities such as basketball and tennis courts, a playground and wading pool, gardens, fountains, public sculptures, a boat dock on Loring Pond, an off-leash dog park, a band stand for outdoor music concerts and movies, and the Loring Park Community Arts Center which is used for programing and offers rentable meeting and banquet rooms with a kitchen for private events. A bridge over Highway 55 and Lyndale Avenue provides quick access to the Walker Art Center and scupture garden, one of the main modern art museums in the U.S., providing a variety of popular exhibitions and performances throughout the year.
Loring Park connects to Nicollet Mall by Loring Greenway, a narrow green space with walking and cycling trails. Nicollet Mall is reserved for busses, taxis, and pedestrians, with a free bus running the span of Nicollet Mall and skyway access on the second floor of Nicollet Mall buildings. Nicollet Mall is a popular place with a number of shops, restaurants, clubs, specialty stores, and theaters. Going further north on Nicollet Mall into the adjacent Downtown West neighborhood, residents will find attractions such as Orchestra Hall, the Dakota Jazz Club, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Nicollet Avenue Farmer’s Market in the summer, and Holidazzle Village during December, among other attractions. The Minneapolis Convention Center is a large, eco-focused venue with several rentable spaces, used for conventions, exhibitions and trade shows, music and entertainment events, weddings, meetings and professional events, and sporting competitions.
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Loring Park is located within the Minneapolis Public School District. There is one school within Loring Park: Emerson Spanish Immersion, a Pre-K-5 public magnet school. The main public schools that serve Loring Park include: Kenwood Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Middle School, and Southwest High School. There are additional educational options near Loring Park neighborhood, including public charter, magnet, and community schools as well as private schools. Post-secondary education includes Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and the Metropolitan State University-Minneapolis Campus, with Dunwoody College of Technology and the University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis Campus both adjacent to the neighborhood.
Loring Park is in close proximity to I-94, I-394, and I-35W, making it possible for residents to easily commute to other area of Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. Residents can commute via car, bike, walking, or public transportation. Busses run frequently throughout Loring Park, and seasonally, there are Nice Ride bicycle stations are located in Loring Park, providing an alternate method of commuting to other areas of Minneapolis.
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