The Bancroft Neighborhood is located just minutes south of downtown Minneapolis, bordered by 38th Street to the north, Chicago Avenue to the west, 42nd Street to the south and Cedar Avenue to the east. The map below is interactive.

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The neighborhood provides convenient access to downtown via Interstate 35W, the Hiawatha Corridor, and the airport and Bloomington area via Cedar Avenue. For residents who like recreation, Bancroft lies just blocks north of Lake Nokomis, the Hiawatha Golf Course and the scenic Minnehaha Creek.

Bancroft is a small but vibrant residential community consisting mostly of single family dwellings built before 1940 that are owner-occupied. The neighborhood does have some commercial property along Bloomington Avenue and along 38th street.

The Bancroft neighborhood is home to two schools- Bancroft Elementary School and El Colegio/ CreArte center for the arts. The BNA works in partnership with many community organizations and businesses in our area, as well as with nearby neighborhoods, the 38th and Chicago Business Association, and the 38th and Chicago Small Area Plan Implementation Committee. For more information on exciting multi-neighborhood initiatives in our area, check out this 38th & Chicago Brochure.