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Neighborhood Features

Jobs Available in the Area

Help Wanted at Area Bicycle Parts Supplier Business:

Wanted: Part time employee to work at office/warehouse business just off the 

Green Line near University and 280.  Must be somewhat handy, willing to do 

many tasks and have knowledge of and/or passion for bicycles.  Please inquire to 

Pierre Willette in the Dinnaken Housing Office or call him at 612-578-7684

Area Amenities

Located within walking distance:

  • 25+ Restaurants (from fast food to fine dining, ethnic to traditional fare)
  • CVS Pharmacy & Convenience Grocery
  • FedEx (Kinkos)
  • TCF Bank and US Bank
  • The Commons Hotel (former Radisson)
  • Days Inn Hotel
  • Fairview University Medical campus
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Marriucci Arena
  • Williams Arena (The Barn)
  • McNamara Alumni Center and event space
  • Gateway Park
  • Scholars Walk & Wall of Discovery
  • Mississippi River Parkway

Transit & Transportation

LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSIT:  Connections to downtown Minneapolis, downtown St. Paul, Uptown, Dinkytown, West Bank, etc.  are easy via several major bus lines located on adjacent and nearby streets.  Click here to plan your route and schedule on the MetroTransit trip planner.

LRT: The soon-to-open Central Corridor light rail line, connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via the U of M campus, runs along Washington Avenue in front of Dinnaken House with stops just a few short blocks in either direction.  Once openned in 2014+, this line will extend from the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to the Target Field Transit Interchange in downtown Minneapolis, connecting the Central Line to destinations beyond (e.g., MSP International Airport, Big Lake Commuter line, etc.)

UNIVERSITY SHUTTLES:  The East Bank Circulator stops at McNamara Alumni Center, just a few short blocks away.   Click here to see the Campus map with Campus Connector and Circulator routes and stops.

REGIONAL TRANSIT:  Service from Duluth and other regional cities as well as other states is easy to access at the Jefferson Lines transit stop located within one block of all Dinnaken Properties buildings.  Click here to see the Jefferson Lines schedules and directory of Minnesota cities serviced.

FREEWAYS: Dinnaken is located just two blocks from the Huron Boulevard entrance/exit ramps to/from I-94 east and west.   I-35W is a short drive from Dinnaken via University Avenue.  Highway 280 is located just East of Dinnaken Properties via University Avenue or I-94. Follow these instructions for coming to Dinnaken Properties:

  • I-35W: Exit at University Avenue/4th Street (Exit 18). Turn East at the first traffic signal onto University Avenue and head to Ontario - turn right.  All Dinnaken Properties are located within 1/2 block of Ontario.
  • I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard (Exit 235B). Make an immediate left turn at the first traffic signal (Fulton Street).Go to Ontario Street.  All Dinnaken Properties are located within 1/2 block of Ontario.

BIKES: Several bike routes surround Dinnaken properties, including the Mississippi River Parkway, University Avenue, etc. click here to see an interactive map of Minneapolis bike routes.