Phillips, MN

Phillips community is located south of downtown Minneapolis and it is subdivided into 4 neighborhoods: Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, and Ventura Village.  Due to the new streetcar routes,  Phillips neighborhood started to develop quickly. More residential areas led to many business developments; there are industrial and commercial buildings as well. The name comes from Wendell Phillips, who was a 19th century abolitionist. Phillips neighborhood is very diverse; it has many people of different nationalities. There are also several large companies in the area, such as Wells Fargo Mortgage, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health Care Services, and Honeywell International headquarters. Phillips neighborhood is a home of Minneapolis Pioneer and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. It is considered the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis, the first burial happened in 1853! Over 180 veterans who fought in the War of 1812 and World War I are buried there.


Houses in Phillips are as diverse as its residents. The styles range from historic Victorian homes to smaller homes, duplexes, and apartments. There are a number of new condominiums and apartments along the Greenway. According to City-Data, the population of Phillips is about 19,273; the median age for females is 29.5, and males 29.3; there are 9,875 males and 9,397 females. The average household income is $29,974; the average value of a detached house is around $165, 567, and the median rent is $585.


The most popular place to try ethnic food in the area is Midtown Global Market. It is an indoor marketplace that offers a great cultural experience and has a variety of Thai, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Italian restaurants. One of the highly rated restaurants is The Rabbit Hole, Korean style bar and restaurant, great place to have some kimchi, phan noodles, and much more. If you are craving some delicious tamales, stop by La Loma Tamales. Another popular place is Safari Express, where you can enjoy classic East African dishes. In addition to restaurants, there are many small grocery shops to browse around for some unique foods and spices.


If you are looking for a good Chinese buffet, then Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet is the place to go; it has a great variety of hot and fresh Asian food. Seafood to Go is another place worth stopping by if you have sudden seafood cravings; it is a take out only though.

American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a museum and a cultural center featuring Swedish history exhibits. ASI is housed in a Turnblad mansion, built in in 1910 for Swedish immigrants Swan and  Christina Turnblad. This is a place to learn about Swedish history. All My Relations Gallery is a small art gallery that features contemporary Native arts; it presents workshops and events in community through organizing tours, classes, and interviews with artists. There is also a puppet and a mask theater right on E Lake Street, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. This is a great place to enjoy puppet and mask plays, circuses; they also participate in May Day parades.



Midtown Greenway is a 5.5 mile trail and it connects the CHain of Lakes with Mississippi River. According to CBS Local, Midtown Greenway was named top bike path in the U.S. There is a Freewheel Bike Center that includes a bike store and repair shop. East Phillips Park is a perfect place for family picnics and other outdoor activities such as baseball, softball, and basketball.

With both, residential and commercial areas, Phillips is a great place to raise a family or start a business. Check it out!




Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Schools

Faith Communities

 Phillips Elementary School Holy Rosary Church
 Phillips Junior High School Augustana Lutheran Church
 Augsburg Fairview Academy Straitgate Church
 Trinity First Lutheran School The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
 Center School Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
 Southside Child Development Center Christ Church International
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Jubilee Community Church

Public Parks

Local Restaurants

East Phillips Park Hamdi Restaurant
Phillips Park Franklin Street Bakery
Midtown Greenway Maria’s Cafe
Deg Deg Grill
A la Salsa Restaurant