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A Small Town in a Big City

Since 1974, the all-volunteer Old Highland Neighborhood Association has been working to build community and preserve North Minneapolis’ historic homes. Named a “Best Old House Neighborhood” by This Old House Magazine, Old Highland is one of Minneapolis’ hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Years in action

Square blocks

Events annually

Years on the home tour

Peace Garden

At the Old Highland Peace Garden, neighbors have transformed vacant lots into gardens where we grow food, and in turn, grow our community.

Walking Tour

Old Highland’s guided Walking Tour is held annually in partnership with Preserve Minneapolis, and available year round at MinneapolisHistorical.org

Neighborhood Events

Old Highland holds board meetings the first Thursday of every month, and neighbors host at least one official neighborhood social gathering each month.

All are welcome – please join us!

Historic Preservation

Old Highland community members are passionate about preserving our historical resources – both within Old Highland and beyond. Neighbors freely share information about caring for historic homes, and sponsor workshops and educational resources to facilitate passing on this valuable information.

Old Highland encompasses over 30 square blocks. The outer limits are defined by Plymouth Avenue to the South, West Broadway Avenue to the North, Aldrich Avenue to the East, and Girard Avenue to the West.

Great neighborhood cleanup!

Great neighborhood cleanup!

Thank you everyone who came out for our Earth Day Cleanup over the weekend! We spent over 2 hours cleaning up the neighborhood, and it looks great. After the cleanup, we had a nice chat at the Old Highland Peace Garden at 18th & Emerson. Leslie brought her famous...

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Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019

Old Highland has 30 households that have confirmed they will be handing out treats this Halloween! No need to take the kids elsewhere - Trick or Treat right here in your own neighborhood! 🎃👻 Download the official 2019 Old Highland Trick or Treating map...

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2018 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour

2018 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour

Old Highland is proud to have two homes featured on the 2018 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour! 1722 Fremont Ave. N - http://www.msphometour.com/homes/1722-fremont-ave-n 1527 Fremont Ave N - http://www.msphometour.com/homes/1527-fremont-ave-n In addition, Old...

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The area known today as the Old Highland Neighborhood was opened for settlement in 1857, and major growth occurred during the 1880’s and 1890’s. This period saw large architecturally designed and contractor built residences of distinctive period styles. The population was generally merchants who operated businesses along Washington, Plymouth, and West Broadway. At this time the neighborhood first became known as Highland, so called because it was located on the first high land above Bassett Creek and Oak Lake to the South. Many fine residences from this era still survive today.

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