Northrop is part of the Nokomis Community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are Cedar Avenue, Chicago Avenue, 42nd Street and Minnehaha Parkway. Northrop is named for its elementary school, which in turn takes its name from Cyrus Northrop, second president of the University of Minnesota. Around 4,500 people call Northrop home, with many younger couples, families and seniors.Click to Read More
Northrop has a lively business hub that includes banks, restaurants, a theatre, and other necessities. The Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Organization has worked to improve the community, including housing, education, business and unity. McRae Park, an important landmark, offers a wide variety of recreational activities including ice skating, baseball, volleyball, tennis, playgrounds, a wading pool and gardens.