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The Tangletown neighborhood, located in the Southwest community of Minneapolis, is bordered on the north by 46th Street, on the east by Interstate 35W, on the south by 54th Street and Diamond Lake Road, and on the west by Lyndale Avenue South. Minnehaha Creek travels through the southern portion of the neighborhood. The name Tangletown… Read more »

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The Lynnhurst neighborhood is located in the Minneapolis Southwest community and near the southern end of Lake Harriet. Minnehaha Creek runs through the north and south ends, dividing the neighborhood. Lynnhurst ranges from Lyndale Avenue to Penn Avenue and from 46th Street to 54th Street. It derives its name from a neighborhood park, which was… Read more »

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The Southwest community is located in the southwestern corner of the city of Minneapolis. With nine distinct neighborhoods, each offering their own parks and recreation services, residents of the Southwest community have no shortage of outdoor recreational options to explore. This article provides a breakdown of the parks that each neighborhood offers. The Armatage neighborhood… Read more »

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Old photo of Lake Harriet Bandshell

As the streetcar system expanded further south, the opportunity for residential development became inevitable. This is the main reason that the southwest corner of Minneapolis was developed, and became known as the Southwest community. Parts of the community were originally part of Richfield but annexed to Minneapolis in the mid-1920s. Homes in the area began to rise… Read more »

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Living on the shores of Lake Minnetonka certainly has its perks. For the citizens of Deephaven, life in and around the lake is defined by natural beauty and outdoor activity. When examining the community of Deephaven, it becomes apparent how significantly the lake impacts the local community.   Lake Minnetonka is the most important facet… Read more »

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Back of the estate "Walden" in Deephaven. Built by Quaker Oats magnate Walter Douglas in 1908 on the site of the Hotel St. Louis

Named for its harbor on Lake Minnetonka and located in the western region of Hennepin County, Deephaven is a suburb of Minnesota that provides rich historical value. Like much of the surrounding area, Deephaven was largely influenced by the nearby Lake Minnetonka. Originally kept secret by the Native Americans, who referred to it as “Big… Read more »

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