Welcome to Robbinsdale
A charming community that has the right mix of suburban and urban living.
Robbinsdale is a lovely residential neighborhood six miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County. More commonly referred to as BirdTown due to the number of robins that live in lovely canopies formed by elm trees on manicured streets in several neighborhoods. Commuting into the city doesn’t get any easier than from Robbinsdale, which is excellent for young professionals who enjoy city life but don’t want to be right in the middle of it.
It has the laid-back living of the suburbs but the convenience of being next door to downtown Minneapolis and all of its city amenities. Residents value that it is a community where you get to know your neighbors, help each other out, and build solid connections. Locals enjoy spending time outdoors with access to several trails, lakes, and parks for various recreational activities.
What to Love
- Suburban living with a small-town feel
- Six miles from downtown Minneapolis
- Many parks, lakes, and trails
- The annual Whiz Bang Days
Robbinsdale is a charming suburb outside downtown Minneapolis offering a relaxed community with quick access to big city amenities. Residents enjoy plenty of outdoor spaces to go hiking, cycling, fishing, boating, and cross-country skiing.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Robbinsdale has a fantastic selection of top eateries, cafes, and shops from which to choose. Travail Kitchen
is an award-winning restaurant serving creative New American dishes in a posh modern setting. Nonna Rosa’s
is a long-standing favorite among locals for its mouthwatering Italian entrees that will not only satisfy your hunger but warm you from the inside out.
For those that enjoy excellent and authentic Mexican food, head to El Toro Mexican Restaurant
with popular items such as tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno, and burritos. Broadway Pizza is the best place in town for terrific pizza and has served the community for several generations.
At Nouvelle Brewing
, you can hang out at the cozy craft brewery known for making small-batch brews and elevated pub fare that are sure to please. A great spot for family and friends to connect over a great meal is The Birdhouse Eat & Drink
, where you can find tasty American entrees from salads, sandwiches, and burgers.
Things to Do
Robbinsdale is an in-demand suburb due to its proximity to numerous outdoor activities and community events that are fun for all ages. The biggest park in the Minneapolis area is Theodore Wirth Regional Park
, a favored place among locals for its trails for walking, running, or biking along a beautiful urban forest and lake. There are several recreational activities to partake in throughout the year, including tennis, soccer, fishing, and more. The park also has a golf course, the Theodore Wirth Golf Club
. It is a public 18-hole course with scenic views of the Minneapolis skyline in the distance.
Sanborn Park is a peaceful green space with trails, sports fields, a playground, and an ice hockey rink in the winter. At Sochacki Park
, locals can wander through the wooded trail ideal for hiking and biking. Graeser Park
— Historic Wayside Rest is a preserved historic park that is an idyllic place for a walk, sit in the rock garden, picnic, or view an old beehive fireplace.
Anyone who appreciates art and history will love exploring the Robbin Gallery
, which has rotating art exhibits inside a historic 1925 library. One of the town’s most prominent festivals is Whiz Bang Days
, a huge celebration that has been a beloved community tradition for over 70 years. Over four fun-filled days, activities include a parade, block parties, entertainment, food, and more.