Linda Mulligan

City of Minneapolis - Southwest

Average Commute to St. Paul: 25 minutes
Average Commute to Airport: 15 minutes


Southwest Community Information

County: Hennepin
Population: 47,912 (2008)
Median Income: $73,402
Chamber of Commerce: Minneapolis
School District(s):  Minneapolis (1),, 612-668-0000

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  Xcel Energy,, (800) 895-4999
  Centerpoint Energy,, (800) 245-2377
  Qwest Communications,, (800) 244-1111
  Comcast,, (651) 222-3333
  City of Minneapolis,, (612) 673-1114

About the Community of Minneapolis Southwest

The Southwest community consists of the following neighborhoods: Linden Hills, East Harriet, King Field, Fulton, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Armatage, Kenny, and Windom. This portion of Minneapolis contains many parks and trails along Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Creek.

Minneapolis is first in the nation in literacy and second in per capita theaters. It is also known for its orchestra, art museums, and the sculpture garden with the cherry spoon near Loring Park and the Walker Art Center. Minneapolis is on the Mississippi River where you will find riverboats to ride on and by its banks, interesting walks. Minneapolis is also home to professional sports teams and many restaurants and bars with musical entertainment.

Southeast Parks & Recreation

Over the years, our park system has grown from a few city parks to a large, nationally recognized park system of nearly 6,400 acres of land and water, including over 170 park properties throughout the city and 49 year round staffed recreation centers. Today, an important component of what makes Minneapolis a great place to live and work is these parks and lakes. In fact, we believe the Minneapolis Park system to be the best park system in the galaxy. It was described by the Trust for Public Land in 2000 as the "closest thing to park nirvana".

Chain of Lakes:
Enjoy lakeside paths for exercise and relaxation
Canoe for nearly two miles from Lake Calhoun to Brownie Lake
Search for the marker at the site of the area's first schoolhouse or Cloudman's village.
Step back 50 years in time and ride the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Listen to live music at the Lake Harriet Bandshell
Visit the Bird Sanctuary, Rose Gardens and Peace Gardens near Lake Harriet

Parks Historical Sites:
While all of the parks in Minneapolis have an extensive history, the Park Board is fortunate to house several unique historical sites. Select a historical site from the list to link to more detailed information.

Recreation Centers:
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board operates 49 year-round, neighborhood-based Recreation Centers, ranging in size from one-room shelters to full-service facilities with meeting rooms, kitchens and gymnasiums. Each Center employs full and part-time staff committed to providing quality recreation opportunities and programs for the citizens of Minneapolis.
Recreation Centers not only provide facilities for individuals and groups, they also are the focal point of our extensive activity and program offerings. Each Recreation Center offers a variety of programs, classes and special events reflecting the entire spectrum of recreation.
Get involved with your neighborhood Recreation Centers - a safe place for all ages to meet new friends, socialize, learn new skills, keep fit and stay healthy.

Annual Events:
City of Lakes Loppet
35km cross-country ski race through the Twin Cities (1st weekend in Feb.)
Heart of the Beast Theatre May Day Parade
Parade and Festival featuring fantastic puppets and floats (1st weekend in May)
Art Studio Tour and Open House in NE Minneapolis (May)
Pride Festival & Parade
One of the country's largest annual Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender pride celebrations (June)
Minneapolis Aquatennial
Summer festival with more than 70 events including milk carton boat races and Torchlight Parade (3rd week of July)
Minnesota Fringe Festival
Hundreds of music, dance & theater performances at about 20 different venues. (1st week in Aug.)
Loring Park Art Festival
Fine art festival in an idyllic downtown park setting (1st weekend in Aug.)
Uptown Metris Art Fair
One of the top fine arts festivals in the Midwest (1st weekend in Aug.)
Powderhorn Festival of Arts
Features regional fine arts and crafts (August)
Twin Cities Marathon
The most beautiful urban marathon in America (1st weekend in Oct.)
Holidazzle Parade
Floats and fairy-tale characters with sparkling lights parade down Nicollett Mall. (Wednesdays though Sundays, End of November through December)




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