THe West bank: a diverse area rich in cultural & recreational activities
Around the undisturbed peace of your apartment home, and just outside the spacious tranquility of Five15’s well-appointed lobby, beckons the vibrant energy of the West Bank.
The West Bank is home to a flourishing community of artists, and is rich in cultural and recreational choices. Experience lively nightspots, theater, dance and visual art—from classical to experimental—in the many historic theaters and performing arts centers of the West Bank.
The renowned Mixed Blood Theatre Company, which has won many national and local awards, is next door to Five15, in a restored historic fire station. Several other theaters and performing arts venues are withing walking distance, including the Theater, the Cedar Cultural Center and the University of Minnesota Arts Quarter complex, which comprises the Barbara Barker Center for Dance, the Rarig Center, the Nash Gallery, and the Ted Mann Concert Hall. The City of Minneapolis has designated the West Bank as a Theater District because of its many and distinguished performing arts establishments.
Because of the ethnic diversity for the people who live, work or study in the area, the West Bank offers an outstanding variety of restaurants and eateries. You can find Mediterranean, Indian, Ethiopian, Somali and Chinese cuisine alongside gourmet sandwich shops, a famed hot dog eatery and a variety of bars and pubs, all within a short walk.
The West Bank is a highly walkable and bikeable area (walk score of 85 of 100: "highly walkable" and bike score of 95 of 100: "biker's paradise" , both as rated by walkscore.com). Five15 residents can reach all the dining, recreational and cultural choices offered by the West Bank by a pleasant walk - or by a short bike ride.