The Audubon Park neighborhood is located in northeast Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bounded by Saint Anthony Parkway, Stinson Boulevard, Lowry Avenue and Central Avenue. Stinson Boulevard is also the city’s border with St. Anthony.The park and neighborhood are named in honor of John James Audubon, a great American naturalist and ornithologist. A majority of the houses in this relatively hilly neighborhood were built in the 1940s.
Source: Minneapolis Neighborhood Profiles
Michele Vevang, Erik Vevang, Anders & Freja have lived in Audubon Park off and on since 1997. The family of four moved to the Holland neighborhood in 2000 and in 2004 returned to Audubon Park.
Since 2001, Michele has owned Foiled Again Salon. It has provided Michele and Erik an opportunity to meet many awesome people in the neighborhood. The Vevangs love going out to eat and hanging out at local restaurants/bars. According to Michele and Erik, a huge bonus of living in Audubon Park is that they can walk to three different parks in three different neighborhoods from their home.
When asked about the culture of Audubon Park, Michele said:
We have a good mix of homes that are starting families, along with retired folks who have raised their families in the homes they are still in. It has a small town feel. You get to know your neighbors very well and that is a bonus to me. It is a quieter neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle of the 13th Ave businesses, down by Surdyks. The strip of businesses on Johnson Street make it possible to be able walk to go out to eat, get a coffee, doughnuts, get your hair done, get a massage, pick up some band aids, buy clothes & shoes, get crafting supplies, get a facial. And soon, be able to to buy handbags and get acupuncture done. I don't think many other neighborhoods in NE can boast this quiet small town feel with the ability to have so many businesses so conveniently located. Down on Central Ave, we have many different ethnic restaurants, kind of like a mini Brooklyn NY.
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