The Southwest Community covers a large area of Minneapolis and borders the suburbs of Edina and Richfield on the west and south end, and borders Interstate 35W on the east end, and the Calhoun-Isles Neighborhood on the north side of this community. Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet are within it's borders, and beautiful Minnehaha Creek meanders through much of this community as well. There is nine neighborhoods within the borders of the Southwest Community, all have their distinctive qualities that set them apart.
The Armitage neighborhood grew around Armitage School, which was named after Maude Armatage, a Minneapolis community leader. This progressive neighborhood comprises of mostly single family housing that was built in the late 1940's through the late 1960's. The commercial real estate in this area comprises of many retail stores on Penn Avenue.
The East Harriet neighborhood is situated on the shores of Lake Harriet, and the neighborhood took it's name from the lake. Lake Harriet was named after the wife of the builder that built Fort Snelling, Colonel Henry Leavenworth in 1819. The famous Rose Gardens of Lake Harriet and the historic Lakewood Cemetery are on the western borders of this historic neighborhood.
The Fulton Neighborhood abuts the southwest corner of Lake Harriet, and the beautiful Minnehaha Creek runs through the neighborhood as well. The neighborhood takes it name from Robert Fulton, the artist and engineer who invented the steamboat in the nineteenth century. This high demand neighborhood has recently seen a resurgence of new construction activity, where small turn of the century homes are being replaced with much larger homes.
The Kenny neighborhood, it's elementary school and neighborhood park were named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse who developed a method of treating polio. The majority of the real estate in this neighborhood is residential, and was built in the 1940's and later.
The Kingfield Neighborhood is located between historic Lyndale Avenue on the west end and the very busy Interstate 35W on the east end. This neighborhood is named after William S. King, a Minneapolis resident and prominent figure in United States affairs. The majority of Kingfield was built before 1920, and is primarily residential.
The Linden Hills Neighborhood was named by a housing developer in the 1880's who marketed this neighborhood for it's linden trees and the rolling hills that surround this neighborhood. This wonderful neighborhood is on the shores of historic Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. The neighborhood's commercial center is around Upton Avenue and 43rd Street, and is considered a crown jewel shopping area, with it's diverse shops and restaurants. This high demand neighborhood has also seen a resurgence of new construction activity, where small turn of the century homes are being replaced with much larger homes.
The Lynnhurst neighborhood is located on the south shores of Lake Harriet, and historic Minnehaha Creek runs through this beautiful neighborhood on it's way to the Mississippi River. This neighborhood received it's name from the park on 50th Street and Minnehaha Parkway, and it's thought that the park was named Lynnhurst Park because of it's abundance of linden trees.
The Tangletown Neighbrhood received it's name from the unorthodox arrangement of it's street layout, which doesn't follow the traditional grid on which most of Minneapolis streets were designed. Up until 1996 Tangletown's name was Fuller, after the local elementary school, Margaret Fuller. When the school was torn down in the late 1990's the name of the neighborhood was changed. This eclectic neighborhood has a variety of residential and commercial buildings within it's borders.
The Windom neighborhood is on the south city limits of Minneapolis and abuts Hwy. 62 which has seen significant highway improvements in the past five years. This neighborhood was named after the United States senator, William Windom, who was in office in the mid to late 1800's.
The Art of Reflection. Spectacular mid-century, re-imagined by famed modern architect Jim Jennings, featuring a 40x20 foot reflecting pool. The world-class landscaping by...
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Spectacular executive mid-century two-story home situated on the SW corner of Lake Harriet. This stunning home sits on a luscious, private .7 acre lot - a true park-like ...
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Immaculate 1925 tudor on Lake Harriet! Beautifully preserved hardwood floors, millwork, and fireplaces add to the charm and history of this one-of-a-kind home. A magnific...
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New construction home designed by Christopher Strom Architects with interior design from O’Hara Interiors. Inspired by the Cottage City cabins that used to line the south...
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Beautiful, well maintained 4 bedroom, 4 bath home on nearly two lots on the SW corner of Lake Calhoun. Full lake views from virtually every room. Hardwood floors througho...
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