If you’re in the market for a town home in the Minneapolis area, you’re going to have some choices to make. Traditionally Minneapolis townhomes are more of a “late bloomer” since the city itself was built up around the waterways early in the 1800’s (even though it was first explored by the French in the 1600’s). Townhomes in Minneapolis have really only sprouted up from the 1980’s till now as the city calls for higher density populations.
Now you can still find townhomes in Minneapolis which have been built as early as the mid 1800’s, but typically these townhomes are single family homes which have been converted over time into townhomes. The newest construction townhomes have been built as such. Certain areas of Minneapolis where old larger buildings or homes have become obsolete or torn down become ideal locations for building new townhomes. Often residents of these places are looking for the convenience and proximity to downtown without the price and maintenance that a single family home would involve, but more square footage and privacy than a Minneapolis condo might provide.
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Now you may be wondering what kind of square footage can you expect to get in your new Minneapolis townhome. And, again the range is broad & will be reflected in the price. There are a few townhomes in Minneapolis that have less than 1000 square feet (I believe 595 was the lowest I’ve ever seen) and top out over 5000 square feet for one unit. The bulk of townhomes in Minneapolis, however will have between 1000-2000 square feet of space.
Keep in mind Minneapolis townhomes will usually have an association fee that must be paid monthly or quarterly and usually includes such things as the water, trash and recycling. But keep in mind every Minneapolis townhouse complex has different rules and by-laws, so make sure you’re familiar with that specific community of townhomes when you’re buying your new place.