Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Nokomis: Hale

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The Hale neighborhood is located in southeast Minneapolis and is bordered by Minnehaha Creek to the north, Cedar Avenue to the east, and Chicago Avenue to the west. The neighborhood got its name after the Hale elementary school, and has a focus on music and art within the community. The Hale neighborhood is primarily residential with some open park spaces. Hale’s section of Minnehaha Creek offers a path for running, biking, and inline skating.  

Recognized as a premier neighborhood, Hale features exceptional residential areas with convenient access to commercial and recreational locations inside the big city. Natural landmarks make the neighborhood, with its many parks, green spaces and bodies of water, a place full of charming scenery. Among households, 94% are single-family homes with styles ranging from early 20th century two-story colonial, Tudors, and 1950’s Ramblers. With 3,000 residents, this private, community neighborhood radiates peacefulness despite being located in a busy city.

The Hot Plate Diner is a staple of the Hale neighborhood. Serving breakfast from 8am-2pm daily, the Hot Plate Diner offers guests traditional American breakfast foods with an artsy twist. Known for their generous portions, quality pancakes, and unique decor, the Hot Plate Diner is especially busy on the weekends, and holds a special place in the hearts of the community.

Aqualand Aquarium Center is another business located within the Hale neighborhood. Specializing in all things aquarium related, visitors can see one of the largest selections of tropical fish, marine fish, aquatic plants, decorations, aquariums and aquarium supplies in the state. Aqualand Aquarium Center has been open since 1966 and the knowledgeable staff is ready to assist customers with aquarium delivery, setup, cleaning, and maintenance.

In 2012, Hale, and several other surrounding neighborhoods wanted to start a local farmers market. Eventually, the committee decided to act upon this request and grant the market. The Nokomis Farmers Market was established in the Hale neighborhood. It takes place on Wednesday evenings, and many visitors come to enjoy the fresh produce and communal atmosphere.

The Hale neighborhood is home to one park as well as some scenic trails:

Lake Nokomis Park: The Keewaydin neighborhood contains the majority of Lake Nokomis Park. A massive park at over 400 acres, Lake Nokomis Park services the Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, and Wenonah neighborhoods. Amenities at the park are seemingly endless and include baseball and softball fields, biking and walking paths, a decorative fountain, fishing piers, football and soccer fields, pickleball and tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas with a grill, a pond hockey rink, and public art sculptures throughout. Additionally, visitors can make use of the lake. Lake Nokomis is one of only three sailing lakes in Minneapolis and also offers boat and canoe access. The park has several swimming beaches along the lake’s shores which are wildly popular during the summer months. A great destination for all ages and interests, Lake Nokomis Park is a wonderful park to visit year-round

In addition to Lake Nokomis Park, residents of the Hale neighborhood can also enjoy the scenic trails found on the north end of the neighborhood. Located along Minnehaha Creek, the trails are perfect for bikers or walkers.

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.