The Latest Housing Hotspot: Downtown and by the River

From The Wall Street Journal: Randy and Gail Ross recently downsized from a suburban house on a lake near Minneapolis to a luxury condominium in the city’s downtown district— but they still have a water view.

From nearly every room of their 14th-floor condominium at the Legacy, a new 374-unit residential tower in Minneapolis, they overlook the Mississippi River, as well as St. Anthony Falls and the historic Stone Arch Bridge.

To the Rosses, both 56, the city’s riverfront combines urban energy with natural beauty. Since their move in September, they have renewed season tickets to the symphony, attended museum lectures and strolled to nearby restaurants. At the same time, they can walk their schnauzer, Charlotte, in Gold Medal Park on the riverbank by their building, and from the windows of their three-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot apartment, they watch the white-capped water go over the falls or the sky light up in nighttime thunderstorms.

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