8.6 out of 10

Keewaydin

44.9105749630719 -93.2341377962963
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Nokomis"

If you ask residents of Minneapolis what sets their city apart from other major metropolitan areas, you will quickly learn about the extensive lake system that runs through the southern part of the city. Though you can easily find the urban lifestyle and towering skyline in downtown Minneapolis, the lakes offer a terrific alternative for those who prefer the solace and beauty of living near water. Between Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis, and the Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis offers a tremendous amount of outdoor recreational opportunities, and with plenty of available and affordable real estate nearby, the time has never been better to finally invest in your dream lakefront home.
The lakes are connected as part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, an elaborate system of trails and bike paths that are widely popular for exercise and recreational walks. Lake Harriet connects with Lake Calhoun on its north end through the William Berry Parkway. Harriet is home to two beaches, which many take advantage of during the summer months, as well as its famous castle-shaped bandshell. From June to September each year, the bandshell hosts concerts nightly, offering an eclectic assortment of music from big band to bluegrass to rock and roll. The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra makes its summer home here, offering a blend of popular and traditional music each Saturday. Additionally, Lake Harriet contains a brand new picnic shelter, tennis courts and fishing docks, so there are plenty of outdoor activities to indulge in.
On the other side of Lake Calhoun is the Lake of the Isles. Restored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in the early 1900’s, the Isles has been transformed from a shallow lake and marsh area into one of the most majestic lakes the city has to offer. In addition to its summer offerings, this lake is one of the most winter-friendly, offering an ice skating and hockey rink. In warmer weather, its bike paths, soccer field and fishing docks are very popular.
For those especially interested in fishing, Lake Nokomis offers some of the richest waters for fishermen in the entire state, with many game fish found here. Along with Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, it is one of the three lakes used for sailing, and is one of the hosts for the popular Aquatennial, an annual celebration of Minneapolis’ aquatic tradition, featuring shows and competitions that draw large audiences. Nokomis is also a popular sporting lake, with fields available for football, baseball, softball, soccer and tennis.
Some of the most beautiful architecture in all of Minneapolis real estate can be found near the lakes. Many large single-family and multi-story homes and condominiums boast luxurious porches and balconies with a beautiful view of the water. If you are lucky enough to own a boat, there are plenty of homes with a large enough area to accommodate you with easy convenient access to many of the lakes’ boating docks. With the real estate market currently in favor of those seeking to buy, the time has never been better to locate the home of your dreams at a reasonable price. If you are more interested in renting, there are scores of apartments and duplexes for rent immediately near the lakes, as well as in the Uptown district, which is well within easy walking distance to the lakes and trails. I strongly encourage you to contact me to set up an appointment; I am confident that I can find a home that suits your own, as well as your family’s needs.
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
2yrs+

"Our First Home"

We used to live in the Keewaydin neighborhood and we really enjoyed it there. The home was our first home and we were just blocks from the lake. The motivation to get out and exercise or simply enjoy the beauty of the lake struck you every time you drove by it. At the time we had a big golden retriever who absolutely loved our location, we walked him around Lake Nokomis every day. The lake is a little over 2.5 miles, and in my opinion the perfect walking distance. The neighbors on our block were very helpful and everyone was friendly. This location offers easy access to Hwy 62 and Hwy 77, making our commute or errand runs a breeze. We also enjoyed Fat Lorenzo's, Carbones Pizza and the Popcorn Shop... and we still do!
Pros
  • peaceful - great family atmosphere
  • Next to the lake
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lake Shore Scenery"

Keewaydin is one of many scenic neighborhoods located along the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. This south side community offers peace, quiet and nature with lakeside views, but at a much higher price than most local areas. This neighborhood engulfs the majority of Lake Nokomis, leaving the southern end open to others. The homes are larger with greater amounts of yard space and the cost to buy one of the properties usually lingers around $250,000. Though it is out of the way of downtown and other central Minneapolis neighborhoods, Keewaydin residents can take the light rail to make their commute to such places and short one.

Keewaydin is a safe and peaceful community, out of reach of the urban noise and criminal activity. Almost a secluded small town on its own, there are local shops and dining spots that reflect the local charm. In addition to various water sports at the lake, residents have access to tennis courts, basketball courts and soccer fields at the Keewaydin Park and Recreation Center. This is an ideal place for those currently or looking to raise a family, as well as those who are wishing to retire with little noise and lake side scenery. One just has to make sure that they can afford the expensive housing.
Pros
  • Next to the lake
  • Parks and outdoor recreation
  • Low crime rate
  • peaceful - great family atmosphere
Cons
  • Dull for younger crowds
  • Expensive real estate
  • lack of nightlife/entertainment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Serenity awaits"

Keewaydin lies in the heart of the Nokomis area, and residents and visitors both enjoy the amenities of Lake Nokomis and the peacefulness of southern Minneapolis. The neighborhood is fortunate to have so much natural green space within it, along with residential streets and quaint shops and restaurants.

The homes of Keewaydin are priced on average between $100,000 and $300,000, and are often found along peaceful, tree-lined streets. The curb appeal of these homes makes you think of a charming little neighborhood of a small town instead of the outlying neighborhood of a very large city.

If residents or visitors want or need to get to the larger communities in Minneapolis or St. Paul, the light-rail transit system now connects those neighborhoods, making commuting for work or recreation even that much easier.

Keewaydin really is a peaceful neighborhood with little crime and a great atmosphere for families, retired peoples, and those people looking for a less hectic pace. Lake Nakomis is just one of the ways that people can enjoy outdoor recreational activities all year round in Minnesota. The Keewaydin Park and Recreation Center offers facilities for baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, and swimming, as well as picnic areas, playground equipment, and trails.
Pros
  • peaceful - great family atmosphere
Cons
  • lack of nightlife/entertainment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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