Nokomis Neighborhoods

Welcome to Nokomis

Located at the South end of the city, the Nokomis neighborhoods surround Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, and include a scenic stretch of Minnehaha Creek.
Lake Nokomis is the heart of the neighborhood, offering sandy beaches, picnic and recreation areas, boat docks and rentals. The Nokomis area is largely residential, with small commercial hubs that feature independent restaurants, gift stores, coffee shops and neighborhood taverns. homes in the Nokomis areas include Craftsman-style homes, bungalows, and some larger homes located along Minnehaha Creek Parkway.
If you’re looking for a home in Nokomis, check out these neighborhoods: Diamond Lake, Field, Ericsson, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Regina, and Wenonah. For more information on these neighborhoods, check out the Hale-Page-Diamond Lake Community Association. the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, and the Field Regina Northrop Group Association
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Nokomis by the Numbers

TOTAL RESIDENTS                    38,555

TOTAL HOUSING UNITS           17,335

     Owner Occupied   78.3%

     Renter Occupied    17.2%

MEDIAN SALE PRICE  (April 2023) 

     Single Family                          $331,000

     Multifamily/Condo                 $205,500

AVERAGE RENT                           $1,378

HOUSING STOCK (Year Built)

     2010 or later        1.7%

     2000-2009            2.5%

     1970-1999             9.3%

     1940-1969           37.4%

     before 1939         49.1%

Schools

Hiawatha Collegiate Academy is a free, public charter high schools serving grades 9-12.

Hennepin Schools is a k-8 charter school.

There are four Minneapolis Public elementary schools in Nokomis located in the Field, Hale, Hiawatha, and Northrop neighborhoods. Click the link for more information these and other MPS schools.

Places of Interest

Opportunities for outdoor fun abound in the Nokomis neighborhoods with two lakes, an 18-hole golf course, and numerous city parks that offer youth activities in every season.

One of six public courses owned and operated by the Minneapolis Park and Rec board, Hiawatha Golf Club is an 18-hole regulation golf course, Par 73. It is open for cross-country skiing in the winter months.

This neighborhood theater first opened in 1931. The Parkway Theater was restored in 2018 and now offers live concerts and 35mm films.

First opened as an illegal speakeasy during prohibition, the original 5-8 Club has been in operation since 1928. These days the drinks are legal and the “Juicy Lucy” cheeseburgers are legendary.

One of the smallest public gardens in the city, the Nokomis Naturescape Garden is pollinator-friendly and the site of the annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival.

The main swimming beach at Lake Nokomis.  Wheel Fun Rentals offers kayak, paddleboard, canoes, pedal boats and pedal bikes and surry cart for rent by the hour and the day.

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