6.7 out of 10

Lyndale

44.9431286510845 -93.2799900930555
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Lyndale"

The neighborhood of Lyndale is known best for its engaged and active community. As a diverse community of around eight thousand, the mix of business, condos, homes and apartments in the neighborhood provided excellent housing opportunities to people regardless of where they may be in life. Lyndale is at the center of South Minneapolis which gives the neighborhood an easy access to transit, shopping, lakes and the freeway. The neighborhood association of Lyndale also brings people together and aimed to help the members of the community organize a range of activities, programs events and opportunities to volunteer, engaging people year round.
Lyndale is bordered by the Lake Street on the north, the 36th street on the south, Lyndale Avenue on the West and I35 on the east.
Lyndale came of age during the earlier part of the 1900s as Minneapolis expanded south of Lake Street. Looking carefully, you will still be able to see the where old street car lines used to run. If you travel down the Nicollet Avenue, you will learn about the history of the neighborhood through the Walldogs of Nicollet murals that include imagery from the old Nicollet Park and Joseph Nicollet.
There is a wide range of homes, apartments and condos in the neighborhood of Lyndale. Most of the homes there are turn of the century homes that were constructed between the 1900 and 1920 that have been restored and updated.
Lyndale has one public school which is the Lyndale Community School. There are also facilities available to the public such as the Painter Park, Lyndale Rain Garden owned by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Lyndale Pocket Park owned by the LNA as well and the Blaisdell YMCA. The home purchase or home improvement program offered by the neighborhood to its residents is the Lyndale Home Improvement Program.
It is easy for any resident in the neighborhood to get involved in any activities and events through the LNA or Lyndale Neighborhood Association. It involves hundreds of volunteers yearly to help make it one of the most sustainable and vibrant neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis. Residents who wish to get involved in the programs of Lyndale can visit its official website.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association or LNBA is working to provide a forum that will bring together the businesses in Lyndale in ways that create connections between businesses, reinforce individual businesses, enhance the economic environment of Lyndale and is an advantage to the entire community.
The Lyndale Neighborhood News is published monthly or twelve times a year and is delivered by mail to the residences and businesses within the neighborhood. You can get the latest and freshest information and updates on the happenings in the neighborhood and other upcoming activities it will hold.
If you want to live in Lyndale, you can search for properties available in the neighborhood which come in variety of styles, sizes, designs and prices. You can also check online for the listings of affordable properties sold by the developers of the community.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Trendy Living Near Downtown"

Lyndale is a place for the young, ambitious and energetic. Residents have the advantage of being close to many hot spots and other trendy neighborhoods without being subjected to to the expensive real estate of downtown Minneapolis and its surrounding areas. In fact, the properties here are rather inexpensive, being affordable to those of various levels of income. Residents can travel to other parts of the city via I-35W or the light rail, with the transit station located at Nicollet Ave. and W 31st St. The neighborhood, though close to the amenities of downtown, has its own signature dining spots that offer locals unique experiences.

Residents of Lyndale have access to numerous unique eating spots as well as bars and retail shops. Nicollet Ave. leads the way to urban activity while W 36th St. leads straight to Lake Calhoun, part of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Perfect for young and mobile singles, families could do better with the lack of public education and the dense crowds that go through the neighborhood. For those on a budget that like being close to both urban and scenic settings, Lydnale is top choice.
Pros
  • Light rail
  • Dining spots
  • close to metro amenities
Cons
  • Corwded
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"Popular place to rent in the heart of the city"

The neighborhood of Lyndale sits right in the middle of southern Minneapolis and is a popular place for artists to live. Most of the area is residential, but there are almost as many apartment and multi-family rental units as there are homes. The homes and rentals are fairly inexpensive which can make it a good place for those looking to be close to the center of Minneapolis without paying the steep prices of some neighboring communities.
Because of its close proximity to the amenities of the metro, residents of and visitors to Lyndale have great access to retail, restaurants, and other commercial sites. There is a great transit system throughout this neighborhood that can get you to places throughout the heart of Minneapolis within minutes.
Probably two of the biggest drawbacks to living in this neighborhood are the lack of schools within the community and the heavy traffic you can sometimes face, especially commuting outside of the area when travelling by car (although the freeway is easy to get to – it is just a busy part of the city). The location of Lyndale is nice for those who want to have access to the city aspects, but still be close enough to get to the lakes region quickly. Just to the west and northwest you can find very popular lakes for swimming, boating, canoeing, and more.
Pros
  • close to metro amenities
Cons
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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