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the best of Minneapolis-St. Paul awaits

In a city of great neighborhoods, The Link Minneapolis is located in one of the most exciting. The energy from living close to the U of M campus is a strong draw, whether your sense of adventure is a friendly game of bags at a local pub or a quick power ride on the Dinkytown Greenway.

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An energetic community with the charm of a walkable neighborhood.

Living adjacent to the Green Line’s Prospect Park station means you have other options for excitement, too. Easily suit up for a power meeting downtown or head to MSP to fly to an exotic destination that has never even heard of wind chills. So many options, so few reasons not to rent at The Link MN.

Check out some of our favorite hot spots below.

Eclectic Drinks
+ Dining

Surly Brewing Company

Hands down one of the best breweries in Minneapolis is right outside you door. Surly is a bustling venue with tavern grub & its own delicious microbrews.

Workhorse Coffee Bar

Workhorse is a hip coffeehouse with a warm vibe supplying locally roasted beans along with sweet & savory pastries. Did you know they also house ‘The Smallest Museum’ in St. Paul?

Buffalo Wild Wings-University

Everyone knows BW3–the lively sports-bar dishing up wings & other American pub grub
amid lots of large-screen TVs. Stop by on your way to the game–or just hang out and
watch it there!


We all know there are endless spots that boast the best burgers. One of our favorites is
MyBurger, but we may be a tad biased.

Punch Pizza Stadium Village

Counter-serve pizzeria turning out wood-fired Neapolitan pies in a family-friendly space.
Grab a pie any day of the week!

Annie’s Parlour

Craving a milkshake? Check out Annie’s Parlour! They have 17 to‑die‑for flavors and a great rooftop with a view.


In the mood for ethnic food? Camdi is serving up home-style healthy Chinese & Vietnamese favorites, including an array of vegan dishes. We can’t get enough of their Curry Fried Rice!

Loring Pasta Bar

Date night? We’ve got you covered. Stop by for live music & dancing and indulge in some homemade pasta!


Nicollet Mall

With the Metro outside our front door, getting downtown is a breeze. Check out Nicollet Mall–a twelve-block portion of Nicollet Avenue running through downtown Minneapolis–for all your shopping needs.

Gina + Will

Bargain hunters rejoice! Gina + Will is your store. Whether you dream of denim, rejoice
over jackets, or go crazy for cardigans, you can do major damage – just not to your wallet!

Erik’s Bike & Boards

No car? No problem! You might walk into Erik’s but you won’t walk out–bike, board or even scoot on over to the Dinkytown Greenway for some river-side exercise.

Art + Outdoor

Cornerstone Community Garden & United Crushers Mill

The ADM Meal Storage Elevators, affectionately renamed “United Crushers” by an anonymous artist, stand tall as homage to the area’s proud industrial past. The community garden nearby creates a lovely dichotomy. Nurture your green thumb during gardening seasons.

Varsity Theater

Varsity Theater really has it all. Shakespearean drama to modern dance performances, psychedelic folk festivals, and cutting-edge New Media trade shows–and yes, the coolest live music by today’s new artists of national and international stature.

TCF Bank Stadium

Never worn a pair of striped bib overalls? Well that’s about to change! All Golden Gopher
fans display pride as they flock to TCF Bank Stadium on game day. Ski-U-Mah!

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum

An art piece in itself–designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank O. Gehry–the glimmering Frederick R Weisman Art Museum museum has lived along the Mississippi River since 1993.

First Avenue

First Avenue is second to none for music venues. Founded in 1970, it’s one of the longest running independently owned + operated rock venues in the US. You may have seen the stars from a distance, but see who made the cut here.

Target Field

Designers hit a bullseye with Target Field. Join your fellow Minnesotans while cheering on the Twins in their magnificent stadium. No ticket? No problem! Knotholes carved out along 5th Street allow fans a peek without a ticket.

Tower Hill Park

Looking for solace in the bustling city? Make your way up to the Overlook at Tower Hill Park, as it is one of the highest points in the city and has great views of Minneapolis.


Prospect Park—Green Light Rail Station

Whether getting up for work or getting down for weekend fun, having the Green Light Rail
steps away is an unmatched convenience. Without the hassle of driving you can check out
downtown St. Paul, shop at Nicollet Mall, or catch a Twins/Vikings game…maybe all on
the same day!

East Bank—Light Rail Station

Board the East Bank Rail and start exploring. One stop features Malcolm Moos Tower, named for a former U of M president–all aboard for students to get their science on!

MSP Airport

Sometimes the cold Minneapolis winter can seem a bit long and a get-away is necessary. You can be sipping on Mai Tai’s in a flash with the airport nearby.

Local Markets
+ Conveniences

Fresh Thyme Market

It’s about “thyme” for the farmers market to come to you! Healthy, organic and oh so delicious–just walk downstairs. Expected to open March 2018.

Bank of America

Having too much fun in our amazing neighborhood? Hit up the ATM between 13th and 14th Ave SE to replenish funds without a pause in the action!

Nice Ride—Dinkytown Greenway

Although only 1 mile long, the Dinkytown Greenway provides an important link in a biking network connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The trail begins near TCF Bank Stadium and runs through the U of M campus on the east bank of the Mississippi River. No need to invest in your own bike, just jump on a Nice Ride bike.

Caspian Gourmet Marketplace

Let Caspian help you take advantage of our beautiful new kitchens. With plenty of unique ingredients for Middle Eastern fare, you’re on the way to impressing new neighbors.

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