Duluth Neighborhoods

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We’re proud of our neighborhoods. From the rural feel of Bayview Heights to the youthful vibe of Chester Park to the charm and stately elegance of the Endion neighborhood.

Each has its own unique character and heritage that people wear like badges of honor. They’re like little cities within a city. But they all work together to give Duluth a sense of place.

Bayview Heights

Because of it’s hilltop location, Bayview Heights offers a more rural experience, while still offering convenient access to downtown Duluth, and two of Duluth’s neighboring communities, Proctor and Hermantown.

Central Hillside

Conveniently located adjacent to Duluth’s central business district, most of Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood offers sweeping views of the Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior.

Chester Park

Encompassing the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus and surrounding areas, Chester Park offers a unique vibe and energy. A number of retail options, including a new development scheduled to open Spring 2014, gives this neighborhood ideal for those looking for convenient access to services.

Cody

While convenient to the many service and retail options available in Duluth’s Spirit Valley neighborhood, the Cody neighborhood offers easy access to Duluth’s scenic Skyline Parkway and great hiking and recreational opportunities in beautiful Brewery Park. Considered by some as part of West Duluth. Home to the Laura MacArthur Elementary School.

Congdon Park

The scenic Tischer Creek flows through the heart of this community, offering a rural escape just steps from your front door. Cultural and recreational offerings nearby include Northland Country Club, rated one of the top five golf courses in Minnesota, and the historic Glensheen mansions, one of Duluth’s most visited attractions. Some of the City’s highest home values are found in Congdon Park. Easy access to downtown via car or bus lines. Home to Duluth’s Congdon Park Elementary, East Ordean Middle School, and newly reconstructed East High School.

Denfeld

Home to one of Duluth’s two newly renovated high schools, Denfeld conveniently offers a number of service and retail options. Easy access to downtown via I-35. Denfeld features such unique recreational opportunities as Wade Stadium, home to the Duluth Huskies minor league baseball team, and Wheeler Field, a mixed-use public athletic facility.

Duluth Heights

Geographically one of Duluth’s largest neighborhoods, Duluth Heights offers many unique natural attributes and a variety of services. Many creeks pass through this neighborhood, providing for abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Enger Park Golf Course, one of Duluth’s two public courses, is located at the edge of the Duluth Heights neighborhood, adjacent to the landmark Enger Tower. The Miller Hill shopping district, largest in the state rivaled only by the Mall of America, is located in the heart of the Duluth Heights neighborhood.

East Hillside

Excellent proximity to Duluth’s thriving medical facilities, and easy access to the central business district. Multiple bus routes service this neighborhood. The rugged Chester Creek traverses this neighborhood, and Chester Bowl Recreation Area, which includes facilities for a variety of outdoor family activities, is located on the northern edge of the East Hillside, while the Lakewalk, Leif Erickson Park and Rose Gardens create East Hillside’s southern boundary along Lake Superior. Home to the newly renovated Myers-Wilkins Elementary School.

Endion

This historically significant neighborhood is home to some of Duluth’s most stately mansions, hearkening back to the time when Duluth was home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country. Easy access to Duluth’s two four-year colleges and downtown. Easy access to the Lakewalk from multiple locations in this neighborhood.

Fairmount

Home to the Lake Superior Zoo and some great trail hiking, the Fairmount neighborhood is located conveniently close to I-35, yet provides access to nature just steps away. Considered by some as part of West Duluth.

Fond du Lac

Duluth’s westernmost neighborhood, Fond du Lac is 14 miles from Duluth’s central business district. Located along scenic Minnesota Routes 23 and 210, Fond du Lac is nestled between the majestic St. Louis River and the rugged Fond du Lac Forest, offering abundant recreational opportunities, while still being able to enjoy the conveniences of city living.

Gary-New Duluth

Located on Minnesota Route 23 between Fond du Lac and Morgan Park, this St. Louis River neighborhood was once largely influenced by expansive the US Steel plant. This area is undergoing an economic rebirth, with the relocation of some notable manufacturing firms to this area, while the City of Duluth and other local development authorities have plans to further expand the economic base of this neighborhood. The unique, two-level Oliver bridge (rail lines on the top deck, car route on the bottom) connects this neighborhood to Oliver, Wisconsin. Home to Duluth’s Stowe Elementary School.

Hunters Park

Anchored by the Hartley Nature Center, a sustainable educational center owned by the City of Duluth; vast Hartley Park; and a number of hiking and ski trails; Hunters Park is a great neighborhood for the outdoor enthusiast. Heavily tree-lined streets define this neighborhood and add to its natural quality.

Irving

Nestled below MN Highway 23, and an easy commute to downtown Duluth, the Irving neighborhood is situated very close to the St. Louis River. The Western Waterfront Trail begins in Irving, and provides great bicycling or hiking facilities right along the waterfront. Considered by some as part of West Duluth.

Kenwood

Home to the College of St. Scholastica, the Kenwood neighborhood offers all the services and conveniences of living in the City, while offering easy access to some the Duluth’s most rural areas. Chester Creek begins in the Kenwood neighborhood, and much of this area has fairly low population density. Ridgeview Country Club, one of Duluth’s two private golf clubs, is located in Kenwood. Home to Lowell Elementary School.

Lakeside/Lester Park

Besides for the North Shore, Lakeside and Lester Park is one of Duluth’s easternmost neighborhoods. Spreading from Skyline Parkway on the north to the Lake Superior shore on the south, Lakeside/Lester Park offers a unique variety of housing, from stately mansions along the lake to more affordable family housing inland. Recreational opportunities abound, from the numerous mixed-use trails in Lester Park, to some of the best bird-watching opportunities in the country at the Hawk Ridge Nature Preserve. Many service and retail options located throughout Lakeside/Lester Park. Home to the newly constructed Lester Park Elementary School.

Lincoln Park

Conveniently located adjacent to Duluth’s primary transportation arteries, including I-35 and US-53, Lincoln Park offers a mix of unique, growing entrepreneurial businesses, and affordable housing options, many of which offer great views of the Duluth Harbor. Home to the newly constructed Lincoln Park Middle School.

Morgan Park

Built by the US Steel corporation as a company town, Morgan Park once functioned as its own community, with its own municipal services, separate from the City of Duluth. Even though the US Steel Plant closed 30 years ago, Morgan Park has its own unique sense of identity and community pride. Nestled off MN Highway 23 along the St. Louis River, Morgan Park is convenient to downtown Duluth. Because of the unique history of this community, This Old House named Morgan Park one of the 12 greatest places to buy an old house in the Midwest.

Morley Heights – Parkview

One of Duluth’s more rural neighborhoods, Morley Heights-Parkview offers a variety of housing options. Many newer homes have been built in the rural northern portions of this neighborhood, while historic company housing, built by the Marshall-Wells Company, which at one time served as the largest hardware distributor in the world. Beautiful rural portions of this neighborhood include sections of the Superior Hiking Trail.

North Shore

Duluth’s easternmost neighborhood, North Shore’s identity is anchored around its proximity to Lake Superior. The North Shore Scenic Highway, considered a national scenic byway, runs through this neighborhood, and connects the City of Duluth with the Canadian border, some 140 miles to the north. The North Shore Scenic Highway is a designated bike route, and abundant opportunities to access Lake Superior’s shore have been developed throughout this area, such as Duluth’s Brighton Beach. Higher elevations of this neighborhood near Moose Mountain offer breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Superior.

Norton Park

Though small in area, Norton Park serves as the terminus of the Willard Munger State Trail, a paved bicycle route which stretches from Duluth to St. Paul. Also includes part of the Western Waterfront Trail stretching along the St. Louis River, and a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail along its higher elevations. Directly adjacent to the Lake Superior Zoo.

Park Point

The Park Point neighborhood is built on a seven-mile long island, Forming the world’s largest freshwater sandbar. This spit of sand, connected to Duluth’s Canal Park district by the landmark Aerial Lift Bridge, creates the natural barrier between the inner harbor of Duluth and Superior, WI, and Lake Superior. The entire length of Park Point along Lake Superior is public beach.

Piedmont Heights

Offering spectacular vistas of the Duluth Harbor, Piedmont Heights also boasts wonderful recreational opportunities, with several miles of mountain biking and cross-country ski trails. Easy access to downtown Duluth and the bustling Miller Hill shopping district. A number of service and retail options are conveniently located along Piedmont Ave., which cuts through center of this neighborhood. Lake Superior College, one of Duluth’s technical campuses, is located in the Piedmont neighborhood. Home to Duluth’s Piedmont Elementary School.

Riverside

Directly below and including Spirit Mountain Recreation Area, Riverside is home to one of the Midwest’s most popular ski areas, which also offers year-around adventure attractions and a brand new mountain bike park. Riverside is also home to one of the City’s three private marinas. Easy access to the Willard Munger State Trail adds to this neighborhood’s appeal to active individuals.

Smithville

Located between Morgan Park and Riverside, Smithville is a small neighborhood, bordered on the west by scenic Bardon’s Peak (accessed by Skyline Parkway) and on the east by Spirit Lake, a part of the St. Louis River.

Spirit Valley

This busy neighborhood provides some of West Duluth’s most notable retail and service outlet, and services many of Duluth’s westernmost neighborhoods. Easy access to Downtown Duluth via I-35. Community spirit is alive and well, and celebrated by a multi-day festival each summer known as Spirit Valley Days. Considered by some as part of West Duluth.

Woodland

Located at the northern edge of Hartley Park with its miles of mixed-use trails, Woodland boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, coupled with the convenience of numerous service and retail options within walking distance of much of the neighborhood. Woodland Avenue provides easy access to downtown Duluth.

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