Minneapolis Kenny Neighborhood
Kenny is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis that is mostly residential. It prides itself on low crime rate, multi-generational population of around 3,500 people residing in 1,600 homes and its active neighborhood association. Grass Lake is known as the hidden city of the neighborhood. It is a 27-acre wetland situation on the southern end of Kenny.
Additionally, Kenny neighborhood is just within walking distance of a park and recreation center, middle and elementary schools, a library, yoga center, drug store, coffee house, fitness center, hardware store, liquor store, grocery store, auto mechanics bank, restaurants, Volvo dealership and veterinary clinic. It has almost everything you could ask for in a neighborhood. It is not so surprising why many residents preferred staying here for years. Kenny also has an excellent bus service which is fifteen minutes to downtown and an easy access to major highways.
The boundaries of Kenny neighborhood on the north is the 54th Street, on the south, Highway 62, on the west, the alley between Logan and Knox Avenues and on the east, Lyndale Avenue.
The farm of Bachman family that is well known for their garden centers in the Twin Cities has occupied most of the neighborhood south of 58th Street. This part of Kenny neighborhood was kept an open field until the early 1950s. It was during this period when Bachman family relocated their nursery out of Minneapolis. The heart of the neighborhood was originally a gravel pit and is Kenny Park now, a green space with a wading pool, tennis courts, a playground, a park building and athletic fields.
The neighborhood of Kenny is mostly composed of unique single-family homes constructed between 1930 and 1950. There were two storey homes with stucco, brick and metal siding exteriors but the predominating types and styles of houses are bungalows. There are two public schools in the neighborhood namely the Kenny Community Elementary School and Susan B. Anthony Middle School. Bryant Avenue Baptist School is the only private school in the neighborhood. The main public facility of the neighborhood is the Kenny Park and Recreation Center. When it comes to their home purchase or home improvement incentives, Kenny offers Home Improvement Program to its residents.
Residents who are looking to participate in the different activities of the neighborhood will surely be glad to know that there are many ways they can get involved in various events. The Kenny Neighborhood Association is the gateway to involvement in the neighborhood with a garden club and other involvement opportunities. The Kenny Park Activities Council is providing opportunities for the residents to involve themselves with youth sports.
Kenny is one of the 81 neighborhoods in the city of Minneapolis and is mainly residential though there are a lot of commercial establishments as well. It is considered by most neighbors of Kenny and the residents of Minneapolis as a stable and safe neighborhood. For this reason, many people from all around the city have been attracted to residing in Kenny.
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