Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Nokomis: Regina

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The Regina neighborhood, located on the south side of Minneapolis, and found within the Nokomis community. This is a residential neighborhood with mostly small single-family houses built before 1940. The neighborhood is named for the former Regina parochial school. Mainly a residential neighborhood, it features a close-knit community of just over 3,200 residents.

Regina is positioned less than 5 miles from downtown Minneapolis, and just east of 35W as well as about halfway between Lake Harriet and Lake Nokomis. There were two main waves of development that were the cause for the housing areas found in Regina. The first wave was in the 1920’s and 30’s, started by the use of stucco, with larger two-story Tudor homes. The second wave occurred after WW II, emphasizing story-and-a-half starter homes often built with brick.

The main commercial attraction in the Regina neighborhood is The Cottage House. The Cottage House is an antiques and furniture store offering a wealth of creative merchandise. Several of the store’s employees are home staging designers who take old furniture and restyle it. The result is a store that is always changing and full of one-of-a-kind treasures. Locals and visitors alike appreciate the magical atmosphere and diverse assortment of items that are constantly changing.

Regina is primarily a residential neighborhood. With very little development commercially,

it offers a private way of living for its locals. As a family friendly neighborhood, employees are able to commute to the downtown area for work, using the many convenient transportation options available. For those desiring greater excitement, amenities, or parks, a multitude of options exist within walking or biking distance from the neighborhood.

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.