Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Nokomis: Ericsson

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The Ericsson neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis is located within the Nokomis community. It derives its name from John Ericsson, who was a Swedish engineer and inventor. The Ericsson neighborhood is a mainly residential neighborhood, with its western half littered by recreational areas. Lake Hiawatha Park and Lake Hiawatha Golf Course are two of the most noteworthy recreational sites. Additionally, Minnehaha Creek runs west to east through the southern portion of the neighborhood.

Ericsson is an unwavering, vibrant, and peaceful neighborhood. Lovely parks, playgrounds, schools and the historic Roosevelt Community Library all feature something fun and interesting for any resident of any age to enjoy. Small businesses provide convenience and professional service to shoppers, while all appreciate the neighborhoods’ low crime rate, safety, and family friendly environment. The integration of light rail to the area’s infrastructure has brought new excitement, advancement, and transportation to Downtown Minneapolis, as well as the surrounding suburbs.  

When summer finally comes, the neighbors all celebrate with one another. The Neighborhood Events Committee offers a free and catered Colombian dinner from Cafe Racer, ice cream, live music, and a bounce house. Residents throughout the neighborhood all enjoy this annual event.

Known as the Twin Cities favorite ice cream shop, the Grand Ole Creamery is a delicious place to visit on a hot day. It is Minnesota’s first and longest-lasting top gourmet ice cream shop in Minneapolis. They serve over 300 flavors of ice cream and some are even customer created. From Black Hills Gold to Sweet Cream, they serve flavors you won’t be able to find anywhere else. The creamery has earned many awards and has been voted in the top ten favorites at the State Fair. Chris & Rob’s Chicago’s Taste Authority brings a taste of the Windy City to Minneapolis. With authentic, Chicago-style foods that are imported directly from Chicago, Chris & Rob’s offers the real, Chicago experience. Known especially for their “Chicago Style” hot dogs and their Italian beef sandwiches, this is one restaurant you do not want to miss.

At Colossal Café, all meals are served in larger proportions than other restaurants. The cafe is mainly known for its breakfast items. There are three locations that can be found in St. Paul, Como, and Minneapolis’ Ericsson neighborhood. With its extensive menu and great service, Colossal Café “keeps them comin’ back”.

The Hiawatha Golf Club is an integral component of the Ericsson neighborhood. As a part of the nearby Lake Hiawatha Park, the Hiawatha Golf Club is 140 acres in size. Together the park and golf course encompass nearly half of the neighborhood. A par 73, 18-hole golf course, the Hiawatha Golf Club is known for its long, relatively flat fairways and small greens. Additionally, the course is known for its location on Lake Hiawatha, with two fairways and four tees bordering. Open to the public, the course also offers guests a pro shop, locker room, restaurant, restroom facilities, a driving range, practice green, golf lessons, and a FootGolf course where players attempt to kick a soccer ball into a soccer-ball-sized hole in the least amount of kicks possible. During the winter, the course is opened for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Ericsson neighborhood is home to only one park:

Lake Hiawatha Park: Lake Hiawatha Park is a very large, community park that encompasses almost half of the Ericsson neighborhood. At 240 acres, the park has plenty to offer for visitors. 140 acres of the park are part of the Hiawatha Golf Club. The remaining 100 acres is comprised of Lake Hiawatha itself and a park. In addition to enjoying the golf course, visitors can be active utilizing the basketball court, cross-country ski trails, fishing piers, hockey rink, horseshoe pit, ice skating rink, picnic area, playground, soccer field, softball field, tennis courts, walking trails, and wading pool. Lake Hiawatha Park offers restroom facilities and features an art sculpture from a local Minnesota artist. The park also offers a beach where visitors can swim in the lake during the warmer months.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the Nokomis community, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit Twin Cities Property Finder or call 1-800-909-1953.