Minneapolis Lynnhurst Neighborhood
Lynnhurst neighborhood is situated in Southwest of Minneapolis offering its residents and visitors with the best of city living. It boasts its natural setting on the southeast side of Lake Harriet that offers a variety of recreational opportunities on and around the Minnehaha Creek that runs through the neighborhood. The tree lined streets of Lynnhurst showcase great looking homes in different historic styles. It is also home to an array of unique, independent businesses including coffee shops, restaurants and retail stores.
The boundaries of Lynnhurst are West 46th Street on the north, West 54th Street on the south, Penn Avenue South and Lake Harriet on the west and Lyndale Avenue South on the east.
Throughout most of the 19th century, Lynnhurst was a rural area of pastures and rolling fields east and south of Lake Harriet. The first major development started with The Colony at Lynnhurst in 1893 on the 4600 block of Fremont Avenue South. The declining conditions of the economy slowed down the development in Lynnhurst in the early 1900s. However, with the extension of the street car line, both the east and north areas of Minnehaha Creek were developed mostly by 1925 and the areas west and south of the creek developed during the 1930s to 1940s.
The neighborhood of Lynnhurst is made up of mostly single family properties typically in the styles of prairie and arts and crafts with a huge number of tudor, romantic and colonial romantic revival homes as well. Some small apartment and duplexes houses were constructed along Penn, Bryant and Lyndale Avenues South. The public schools in Lynnhurst are Burroughs Community School, Washburn High School and Ramsey Middle School.
There are many public facilities that Lynnhurst has. One of them is Lake Harriet Park which is home to more than three miles of skating, biking walking trails and two swimming beaches and a bandstand. Another facility is the Minnehaha Creek and Parkway offering scenic attractions connecting to Lynnhurst to other neighborhoods surrounding it. Lynnhurst Park has playing fields, a hockey rink, basketball court, playground and a whole lot more.
The Lynnhurst Community Center is linked to the Burroughs School offering programs for people of all ages throughout the year. Other facilities for the public include the Washburn Library which is a brand of the library system of Hennepin County and Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.
The Lynnhurst Recreation Center which is administered by the Park and Recreation Board of Minnesota includes meeting rooms, gymnasium as well as other facilities. The houses of worship in the neighborhood include Mount Oliver Lutheran Church and Shir Tikvah. Restaurants and shops are clustered close to the eastern edge of the district. Bus services are provided by Metro Transit on neighborhood thoroughfares.
The neighborhood association of Lynnhurst holds meetings every month at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center and these meetings primarily discuss some of the issues in the city and the programs to be implemented of the betterment of the people in the neighborhood and the entire community.
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