Here’s a neighborhood that doesn’t have the highbrau name recognition that Edina has, but it’s way more fun and gives you more for your money. It’s right next door to Edina MN, anyway. This high demand pocket of the Minneapolis real estate market is also known as MLS region #309, and contains homes on the east, south, and west sides of Lake Harriet, with a handful falling on the north side just before you reach the south side of Lake Calhoun.
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Those of you who already live in Minneapolis know all about the fabulous Lake Harriet and Minnehaha Parkways that neighbor some of the best biking, jogging, and rollerblading trails in the entire Minneapolis area. The next time you go biking around the lake, take a detour to look at some of the splendid architecture and green, leafy beauty on the side-streets. This area is also home to Linden Hills, a hip and trendy neighborhood on the west side of Lake Harriet, containing about 3800 homes.
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Although there are about two dozen single family homes for sale priced under 200K, this neighborhood is best-known for vintage upper bracket homes. The builders and architects of this community are well known throughout the midwest. This is the place where the richest residents of Minneapolis decided to build their homes. You will see carports, servant’s quarters, four story properties with elevators, plus gardens and landscaping by the most sought-after gardeners and landscape contractors. Tour some of the listings around Lake Harriet, and you might even see a third-floor great room or upper level ballroom. Homes by notable builders like William Kenyon have been revamped by the likes of architects like Anthony Scott. There are even a few modern mansions to be found here, including masterpieces by famed custom builder Charles Cudd, known for building some of the finest executive homes in Minneapolis. Styles range from contemporary to tudor style.
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