Originally Posted by nycer
Thanks. I will check out the links.
The U of M itself is smack in the middle of the suburbs so don't get your hopes up about living like Jane Jacobs..
There's a couple of cool 60's style Eichler type homes around that area if that's what your into.
Osborne / Corydon are good bets..If you fancy more of a hippy dippy type neighbourhood try Wolseley.
I was at a show once put on by Frank Zappa's bandmates and they described our North End as the Brooklyn of the North..
The Exchange District (Our Warehosue district) is in my mind the best part of the city to live in, and for a block or two might even remind you of New York City..but it's a bit pricey.
A lot further away from anything, but if you want real midwestern living in a ranch themed bungalow Transcona is probably the place to do it.
Based on what you described I would probably go with Osborne Village. That seems to me at least, what you would like the best in terms of character neighbourhood with decent walkability.