The Loring Park neighborhood is directly adjacent to St. Thomas Law and is home to a number of historic buildings, including the Basilica of Saint Mary, the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with the famed “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture. The park itself is a cultural center, hosting carnivals and festivals each year during the spring, summer and fall.
Uptown is an eclectic neighborhood popular with young professionals for its incredible entertainment, restaurant and retail scene. Nearby Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles offer some of Minneapolis’s most popular park areas for swimming, sailing, running, paddle-boarding, biking and cross-country skiing.
The North Loop is the fastest-growing neighborhood in Minneapolis, transformed by the conversion of warehouses and industrial buildings into residential lofts, trendy start-ups and hot-spot eateries. Adjacent to downtown, this neighborhood is also home to Target Field, the home base for the Minnesota Twins, and the Target Center, home court of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.
Busy professionals have made a home for themselves in Downtown West, a beautiful urban neighborhood. This bustling part of the city is home to the Nicollet Mall, an 11-block pedestrian strip with historic shopping and dining destinations that gained its claim to fame when Mary Tyler Moore tossed her hat in the air here during the opening credits of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Growing in popularity with local artists and craft brewers, Northeast offers a little something for everyone: a mix of old with new, large with small, traditional with trendy. A European-style walking neighborhood, it offers a small-town feel in a big city and celebrates its resident artists each spring with the largest open studio tour in the country.
The St. Paul neighborhoods surrounding the University of St. Thomas undergraduate campus include Mac-Groveland, Highland Park, Merriam Park and Summit-Hill. Within these neighborhoods are some of the most historic and picturesque residential buildings in the state, as well as the Grand Avenue retail and dining district. UST School of Law students who choose to live in Saint Paul are connected to the Minneapolis campus by a free shuttle that travels between campuses every 20 minutes.