Southwest Neighborhoods

Welcome to Southwest

Minneapolis Southwest community is anchored by one of the city’s most loved lakes, Lake Harriet, and the Lyndale Park Rose Garden, one of the oldest public rose gardens in the country.
Lake Harriet offers beaches, boating, and summer band concerts in the iconic lakeside bandshell, as well as endless opportunities to “walk the lake,” and check out the neighborhood’s human and canine inhabitants.
Southwest also has some of the city’s most popular eateries, lovely patios, and boutique shopping.
Looking for a home in Southwest? Along the Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Creek parkways you’ll find  stately manor homes and larger family homes. You can also find older duplexes, fourplexes and smaller apartment buildings, as well as and a sprinkling of condos and new construction here. The median home prices in Southwest is around $470,000 with many homes around the lake and along the Minnehaha Parkway listing for $1 million and up.
If you’re considering a move to Southwest Minneapolis, check out these neighborhoods: Linden Hills, East Harriet, Kingfield, Fulton, Lynhurst, Tangletown, Armatage, Kenny, and Windom.
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Southwest by the Numbers

TOTAL RESIDENTS                         50,659
TOTAL HOUSING UNITS                22,155

  Owner Occupied                             70.8%

  Renter Occupied                             24.7%

MEDIAN SALE PRICE (April 2023)

  Single Family                                 $465,750

  Multifamiliy/Condo                      $242,850

MEDIAN RENT                                 $1,401

HOUSING STOCK (Year Built)

     2010 or later      3.8%

     2000-2009         1.9%

     1970-1999          9.9%

     1940-1969         32.0%

     Before 1939       52.3%

Schools

Southwest is home to two Minneapolis public high schools, two middle schools, and several community elementary schools. There are also several private charter schools and Montessori schools in this area. Find more information about Minneapolis Public Schools here.

Southwest High School, is one of two Minneapolis public high schools in Southwest Minneapolis. In addition to the standard curriculum, Southwest offers an International Baccalaureate program.

Washburn High School,  offers a number of advanced placement courses in the sciences and International Baccalaureate career classes.

Justice Page Middle School was named after the honorable Minnesota Supreme Justice Alan Page in honor of his dedication to public service, justice, and the students of Minnesota. 

Susan B. Anthony Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school that focuses on high academic standards and rigor.

Stonebridge World School,  is a PreK-8 public charter school that provides a unique global curriculum.

Places of Interest

While much of the draw of Southwest Minneapolis comes from the lakes and parks, this area has some fabulous restaurants along Nicollet, Upton and France avenues, as well as boutique shopping and eclectic finds, like Hunt & Gather Antiques and Road Runner Records.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the iconic Lake Harriet band shell hosts evening concerts seven-days a week as part of the Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Parks program.

This 31-acre sanctuary for our feathered friends runs along the eastern shore of Lake Harriet. It has walking trails through woodland and wetlands that make you feel as if you’re well out of the city.

Spring, summer, and early fall on Saturdays in Fulton and Sundays in Kingfield and Linden Hills residents can shop for fresh produce, local baked goods, and artisan eats at these neighborhood farm markets.

Much like its founder, Earl Bakken, the Bakken Museum focuses on innovation in science and technology.

During the fine-weather months, the Como-Harriet Streetcar line runs an vintage trolley between Lake Harriet and Bde Maka Ska.

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