Old Highland is loaded with gems like this 1886 Queen Anne-style home.

Steve Brandt, Star Tribune

Where to shop for a fixer-upper: Old Highland, Minneapolis

  • May 11, 2012 - 3:02 PM

Sweat equity 101: If you’re going to break a sweat, do it in a neighborhood that’s worth the effort. Old Highland in north Minneapolis recently won the seal of approval from This Old House magazine, which lauded the ’hood with a trifecta of honors: “Best Old House Neighborhood,” “Top 6 Editors’ Pick” and “Best Place for Fixer Uppers.” What’s cool about Old Highland? Victorian-era housing stock, proximity to the Warehouse District and “preservation momentum,” plus a thriving neighborhood association with a website to keep residents abreast of upcoming wine-and-cheese parties and spring cleanup days.

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