The combined neighborhoods of Nicollet Island / East Bank are in the University Community of Minneapolis. This district includes Nicollet Island, located in the Mississippi river east of Downtown, and the nearby East Bank, east of downtown and the portion of the eastern riverbank located between Central Avenue and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line. The Island is named after Joseph Nicollet, a French-born scientist and geographer who led expeditions through the state of Minnesota, and was author of a book about the Mississippi River. Click to Read More
With approximately 1,000 people, the Nicollet Island/East Bank area is a somewhat sparsely populated neighborhood. The peace and quiet of the Nicollet Island residential area contrasts sharply with the eclectic East Bank collection of offices, retail stores, restaurants and other commercial establishments.