In the southwest region of Minneapolis you will find Linden Hills. This community is quaint, and offers a variety of amenities to those who reside here. Lake Calhourn borders the northern part of Linden Hill, and Lake Harriet borders the east portion.
The Name and History
The name for this friendly community came from a local tree and rolling hills that are found in this region of Minneapolis. This community was settled in the 1880s, in an effort to lure people from living in the heart of Minneapolis.
It first presented as a lakeside cottage district, which was sought after as the years when on. Growth for Linden Hills became prominent in the 19th century with the introduction of the streetcar. This joined the downtown area with the lake, making it easy access for those who settled outside of the downtown area.
By the 19th century, the original lakeside cottages were mostly replaced with single story homes, and many of the homes in this area were built before WWII. The majority of those who reside in Linden Hills own their homes. There are only 35% who currently rent.
About 94% of Linden Hill’s occupants are Caucasian, but there has been an increase of Asian and Hispanic residents. The average income for this community is 40% more than the average for Minneapolis.
Linden Hills has become primarily a senior community over the years. However, this area is surrounded by the two largest lakes in Minneapolis. Lake Harriet host a number of free concerts during the summer.
Lake Harriet-Como Streetcar Line still operates throughout the community, and is available during the summer to transport between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. You will find a majority of Linden Hill’s shops on 43rd Street and South Uptown Avenue.
Some of the shops in this area include:
- Linden Hill Co-op
- Coffee and Tea Ltd.
- Bibelot Shop
- Wild Rumpus
- Victory Antique Shop
- Brown and Greene Floral Market
- Turtle Bread Company
Overall, Linden Hills is a unique neighborhood with plenty of charm to offer residents.