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Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood

Marcy-Holmes is the first neighborhood of Minneapolis. The majority of the community is residential and sits upon a bluff overlooking the river and the city skyline. However, a small section of the neighborhood along the river is an industrial zone.

It is bordered on the south by the Mississippi River, to the east by the University of Minnesota and 15th Avenue SE, to the north by the railroad tracks that separate it from the Como Neighborhood, and to the west by Central Avenue. Although somewhat confusing to newcomers, the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is considered part of Southeast Minneapolis, despite its seemingly centralized location within the city today. Every street and avenue within the neighborhood is labeled “SE”- South of East Hennepin Avenue and East of the Mississippi River. Entirely within Minneapolis’ Ward 3, Marcy-Holmes is represented by City Council member Steve Fletcher. The neighborhood is named after Marcy Park and Holmes Park (themselves named in honor of William L. Marcy and Oliver Wendell Holmes) which are located within the neighborhood.

Marcy-Holmes is well known for its diverse community, its commercial districts, St. Anthony Main and Dinkytown, and its immediate proximity to the East Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

Historic Districts

  • Fifth Street Southeast
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • University of MN Greek Letter Chapter House
  • Dinkytown Commercial

About Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
​Energetic citizens here are still engaged in improving the neighborhood. In 1948 we were known as the University District Improvement Association (UDIA). In the mid 1980’s, the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) was officially formalized with Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and tax-exempt status as a non-profit corporation. Membership is open to all residents, property owners and business owners of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Please see Bylaws for precise description.


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