7.0 out of 10

Minnehaha

44.9096086377623 -93.2121810091347
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Nature Paradise"

The name Minnehaha is often assumed to have a humorous connotation behind it, and such an assumption would be correct. Minnehaha is the Ojibwe word for "laughing waters." Minnehaha Creek reaches its final destination in this neighborhood and forms the 53 foot Minnehaha Falls. Hiawatha Ave. runs right next to this waterfall and along Minnehaha Park where the greenery touches the Mississippi River. This community of water and green is truly a sight to behold. This is not only a popular place to live, but it is a frequented vacation day spot for people from all around Minneapolis. The park and river banks host many events throughout the year and are filled with spectators during the spring and summer months.

Minnehaha has many properties from which to choose, most of which are brick structures as well as many environmentally friendly homes that have been developing so as to preserve the natural integrity of the neighborhood. This southern Minneapolis community has access to downtown via Hiawatha Ave. and is just across Highway 62 from the Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. Just down the road are other larger regional parks and wetlands into which the Mississippi River feeds. Minnehaha is truly the outdoors-man's dream come true.
Pros
  • By numerous bodies of water
  • Beautiful parks
  • Close to the airport
Cons
  • A little far from downtown
  • Tons of traffic during the wamrer months
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 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Laughing waters - a must-see!"

Even if you have no plans to move to the Minnehaha neighborhood of south Minneapolis, it is worth the time and effort to get here for a visit. The community gets its name from the Ojibwe reference in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem – The Song of Hiawatha – where Minnehaha means “laughing waters”. The waters of Minnehaha Creek flow into a beautiful 53-foot waterfall within the almost 200-acre Minnehaha Park. The park is home to majestic scenery and more than 500,000 people visit it each year. Community members also enjoy many events that are held within the park throughout the year.
If you decide to call this beautiful community home, you will have a variety of homes from which to choose. Many of the buildings are single-family “brick and mortar” homes, but there is a new development project in the works for an environmentally friendly apartment complex within the community. Even though the Minnehaha neighborhood is at the southern edge of Minneapolis, commuting to those larger metropolis areas is still not too bad, unless you are driving in rush hour. The community of Minnehaha has some nice smaller shops and restaurants, and residents can even reach other retails options further to the south.
Pros
  • the falls
Cons
  • far from downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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