Bloomington MN Historic Real Estate & Homes

Say the term “historic homes” to many people and they instantly envision Victorian-era structures or those lovely Queen Anne style homes of the late 1800s. Did you know, however, that the term covers homes that were built as recently as 50 years ago?

It’s true – at least that is one criterion used to judge a house for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. That’s good enough for us, especially when discussing historic homes in Bloomington, Minnesota. Out of respect for our friends in their 50s, however, we choose to call these homes “vintage.”

Although you’ll find half of the city’s homes built before the 1980s and half built after, the median year built in Bloomington is 1983. Yes, Bloomington homes are a youthful bunch, but you can still find a wonderful selection of vintage homes, built in the 1950s and 1960s. And, in case you’re wondering, mid-20th century architecture appeals to a wide variety of homebuyers

Just what are these styles? Most popular among home builders and buyers in the 1950s and 1960s were ranch-style homes, commonly called “ramblers.”

Ramblers are uniquely American. In fact, the first rambler was built in San Diego, Calif. in 1932, where it was originally dubbed the ranch-style home, or “rancher. Today, what these homes are called depends on where in the country you live. Here in Minnesota we call them “ramblers,” but in California they’re still known as “ranchers.”

Typical ramblers have a horizontal layout -- either L- or U-shaped. They feature a gabled roof and lots of large windows. The interior is rambling (thus the nickname), with fewer interior walls than older homes.

The beauty of purchasing a rambler is that, because of its simplicity, the home is easy to update and modify, or rehab.

Bloomington has come a long way since Gideon Pond built the area’s first home in 1856, and although you won’t find many homes that date back further than the 20th century, our city’s vintage homes for sale are amazing, and well worth touring if you’re in the market for an older home.

Whether you long for a circa 1954 classic in Ackerman’s Riverview Addition or your thoughts turn to a rambler in Shepherd Hills, if it’s listed for sale in Bloomington, you’ll find it here on BloomingtonHomesForSale.com.

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7921 2nd Ave S

$279,900

Wonderful single family home located in a beautiful tree lined neighborhood. Freshly painted main level features a living room with a large picture window, two main level b...

Bloomington, MN
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1600 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential
Re/max Advantage Plus

MLS® #5266168

Photo of Listing #5258490

8126 2nd Ave S

$219,900

Welcome home! This home boasts an amazing back yard with great tree coverage, landscaping and plenty of space. The house has 2 bedrooms up and one down with egress. Lots...

Bloomington, MN
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1646 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential
Esquire Real Estate Llc

MLS® #5258490

Photo of Listing #5245596

10834 Vincent Ave S

$217,500

Come see this hidden gem nestled in a great West Bloomington Location. Perfect for a first time home buyer or someone who wants the convenience of a town home with more ro...

Bloomington, MN
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1084 Sqft, 0.39 Acres
Residential
Edina Realty, Inc.

MLS® #5245596

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2710 W 110th St

$319,900

Nicely remodeled property in West Bloomington. Great Location. Two Blocks from Dwan Golf Club. New roof, Siding, Designer Kitchen, SS appliances, floor, carpet, windows, l...

Bloomington, MN
4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2264 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential
National Realty Guild

MLS® #5256149

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9605 10th Ave S

$270,000

Amazing remodel! Home is practically brand new! Nothing has been overlooked. New heat/Air, roof. Main floor redesigned to allow for open feel on main level. New appliance...

Bloomington, MN
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1420 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential
Edina Realty, Inc.

MLS® #5247170

Photo of Listing #5241812

9055 Pillsbury Ave S

$329,900

Bloomington, MN
4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1790 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential
Associated, Realtors

MLS® #5241812

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Listing information last updated on August 20th, 2019 at 2:20am CDT.