8.2 out of 10

Lynnhurst

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Minneapolis
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Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

Jim Berg Jim Berg PRO
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"1940's Bungalows"

About 80% of the homes in Lynnhurst were built before 1940...The Lynnhurst neighborhood encompasses approximately 120 square blocks in southwest Minneapolis. Minnehaha Creek bisects the neighborhood and Lake Harriet forms part of the northern boundary. Homes range from compact bungalows to large, architect-designed dwellings.

Located within Lynnhurst are Burroughs Community School, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, and Temple Shir Tikvah. Lynnhurst Park is a major recreational feature of the neighborhood with ball fields and courts and the Lynnhurst Community Center houses meeting rooms and a gymnasium.

Check out the annual events — Like the Summer Festival at Lynnhurst Park!
4/5
2yrs+

"Lynnhurst"

Lynnhurst neighborhood is situated in Southwest of Minneapolis offering its residents and visitors with the best of city living. It boasts its natural setting on the southeast side of Lake Harriet that offers a variety of recreational opportunities on and around the Minnehaha Creek that runs through the neighborhood. The tree lined streets of Lynnhurst showcase great looking homes in different historic styles. It is also home to an array of unique, independent businesses including coffee shops, restaurants and retail stores.
The boundaries of Lynnhurst are West 46th Street on the north, West 54th Street on the south, Penn Avenue South and Lake Harriet on the west and Lyndale Avenue South on the east.
Throughout most of the 19th century, Lynnhurst was a rural area of pastures and rolling fields east and south of Lake Harriet. The first major development started with The Colony at Lynnhurst in 1893 on the 4600 block of Fremont Avenue South. The declining conditions of the economy slowed down the development in Lynnhurst in the early 1900s. However, with the extension of the street car line, both the east and north areas of Minnehaha Creek were developed mostly by 1925 and the areas west and south of the creek developed during the 1930s to 1940s.
The neighborhood of Lynnhurst is made up of mostly single family properties typically in the styles of prairie and arts and crafts with a huge number of tudor, romantic and colonial romantic revival homes as well. Some small apartment and duplexes houses were constructed along Penn, Bryant and Lyndale Avenues South. The public schools in Lynnhurst are Burroughs Community School, Washburn High School and Ramsey Middle School.
There are many public facilities that Lynnhurst has. One of them is Lake Harriet Park which is home to more than three miles of skating, biking walking trails and two swimming beaches and a bandstand. Another facility is the Minnehaha Creek and Parkway offering scenic attractions connecting to Lynnhurst to other neighborhoods surrounding it. Lynnhurst Park has playing fields, a hockey rink, basketball court, playground and a whole lot more.
The Lynnhurst Community Center is linked to the Burroughs School offering programs for people of all ages throughout the year. Other facilities for the public include the Washburn Library which is a brand of the library system of Hennepin County and Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.
The Lynnhurst Recreation Center which is administered by the Park and Recreation Board of Minnesota includes meeting rooms, gymnasium as well as other facilities. The houses of worship in the neighborhood include Mount Oliver Lutheran Church and Shir Tikvah. Restaurants and shops are clustered close to the eastern edge of the district. Bus services are provided by Metro Transit on neighborhood thoroughfares.
The neighborhood association of Lynnhurst holds meetings every month at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center and these meetings primarily discuss some of the issues in the city and the programs to be implemented of the betterment of the people in the neighborhood and the entire community.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Its like living in a small town, in a big city"

I have been a Lynnhurst Resident for 10 years and have really grown to love it. My kids go to Burroughs Elementary School which is just a fantastic place. The teachers are great, and there is strong parent involvement. There is a very strong sense of community. Many of the local businesses, shops and restaurants are owned and operated by Lynnhurst Residents, which I think is important. And of course, the proximity to Lake Harriet, and Minnehaha Creek/Parkway running right through the neighborhood gives it that extra special character.
Pros
  • closeness to lake area for reasonable price
  • Close to I-35W
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful neighborhood"

When you walk the streets of Lynnhurst you'll find gorgeous homes in a variety of different styles, tree lined streets and beautifully landscaped yards.

You'll also find Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Creek, both part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway they provide residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities; walking, running, fishing, sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing and swimming. Lake Harriet is also a great place to catch a concert and grab a bite to eat. Bread and Pickle recently opened in the bandshell, it's a great spot to stop and enjoy the view. The neighborhood also boasts great local restaurants like George and the Dragon, The Lynn and The Malt Shop as well as unique local shops like Patina and Zinnea.

The average home price in the Lynnhurst neighborhood is $498K. This is based on information from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Inc for the period of 09/01/2012/09/01/2013.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lakeside Haven"

One of the many wonderful lake communities, Lynnhurst provides lake side beauty away from the obnoxious inner city noise. This neighborhood has Lake Harriet in its northwestern corner of Minnehaha Creek running through the middle. Residents have access to Lynnhurst Field and Lynnhurst Park, both providing various forms of outdoor recreation in addition to nearby lakes. Lynnhurst is near the southern edge of Minneapolis but those living here can easily travel to downtown via I-35W and the community is filled with its own unique local spots that give residents little reason to leave. W. 50th St. and Lyndale Ave. is where the majority of businesses are located, ranging from a malt shop to a coffeehouse to a few boutiques.

Housing in this Chain of Lakes neighborhood is naturally on the expensive side side and typically go for around $350,000. This is a home owner community as there are very few properties for rent. Home tend to be three or four bedrooms and are surrounded by large, well kept yards. High prices and being farther from downtown keeps traffic in Lynnhurst light and the crime rate extremely low. The neighborhood has one elementary school and a school of music, making Lynnhurst a top choice for families with income to spare.
Pros
  • Close to I-35W
  • closeness to lake area for reasonable price
Cons
  • A little far from downtown
  • further from retail
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Lake Community"

One of the more popular neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Lynnhurst is in the southwest region of the city. While its homes are not the least expensive of the metro, they are more reasonably priced than those just to the north along the lakes. The current average price of a home in this area is just below $300,000, and most of the homes are owned. The homes have been largely renovated over the years, and the yards are typically large and well-maintained. Unlike the nearby Lyndale neighborhood, Lynnhurst does not have very many apartment buildings for rent.
Lynnhurst also gives residents great access to the lake regions, including the very popular Lake Harriet witch it borders directly in the north. The lakes are great places for year round activities, including boating, swimming, and skating. Another one of the great water attractions for the area is Minnehaha Creek which flows right through the neighborhood.
Even though Lynnhurst is one of the outlying neighborhoods of Minneapolis, residents can still often find what they need from retail in their own community. There are nice shops, restaurants, and unique little stores along the streets. If you need larger retail options it is sometimes even a good idea to then travel outside of the Minneapolis district to one of the suburbs to the south or west. These are often closer and have less traffic than if you travelled further into the city.
Pros
  • closeness to lake area for reasonable price
Cons
  • further from retail
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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