1) What are the community and neighborhood boundaries used in the Local Market Updates, the Annual Report and Infosparks?
The community and neighborhood boundaries used in MAAR’s reporting environment reflect official, council-adopted boundaries. The Minneapolis City Council adopted and approved its current boundaries in January 2006. The St. Paul City Council officially adopted its current neighborhood borders in April 2014 with Ordinance 14-18.
2) What is the difference between a community and neighborhood?
The short answer is not a whole lot. The slightly longer answer is that neighborhoods are smaller while communities are larger and encapsulate several neighborhoods. Ultimately, they are both geographical boundaries that subdivide the city into smaller units that have been adopted by their respective councils.
3) Do both Minneapolis and St. Paul have communities as well as neighborhoods?
Minneapolis has both larger communities and smaller neighborhoods while St. Paul only has neighborhoods. To cite an example, wholly contained within the Northeast Minneapolis Community are the neighborhoods of Sheridan, Beltrami, Bottineau and Holland. In St. Paul, however, there is no geographical unit larger or smaller than Highland, Como and Dayton’s Bluff.
As is the case with most major cities, both Minneapolis and St. Paul have wards represented by different council members. Those wards occasionally follow neighborhood and community lines, though not always.
4) Is there a street map showing which community or neighborhood my listing is in?