Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Northeast: Audubon Park

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Audubon Park is located in Northeast community of Minneapolis. Saint Anthony Parkway, Stinson Boulevard, Lowry Avenue and Central Avenue all border the neighborhood. St. Anthony Park shares borders with this neighborhood as well. Both the local park and the Audubon Park neighborhood as a whole were named in honor of John James Audubon, a great American naturalist and ornithologist. Audubon Park is a conventional neighborhood, with attractive features, which include a wide variety of housing styles, wonderful commercial retail, and courteous, environmentally-mindful, and devoted residents. Most of the neighborhood sits upon a hill that provides spectacular skyline views. Residents are just minutes from the downtown area of Minneapolis, and are equally close to the University of Minnesota, making the neighborhood of around 5,000 an ideal spot for students, staff and faculty who seek easy access to campus.

The Audubon neighborhood is filled with houses of every age and personality. The neighborhood consists of ramblers and other post-World War II housing types as well as Victorians and early twentieth century homes in the area around Lowry and Central Avenues. A majority of the houses in this relatively hilly neighborhood were built in the 1940s.

There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafes found within the Audubon Park neighborhood.

Chimborazo is a unique, local restaurant specializing in traditional cuisine from Ecuador and the Andean highlands. Guests enjoy the immersive atmosphere and the family-sized portions.

The Audubon Park neighborhood is also home to a branch of the Holy Land Bakery and Deli. Known for their community involvement and delicious, Middle Eastern cuisine, Holy Land is a staple of the neighborhood. Growing from very humble origins, today Holy Land is a nationally-known brand with avid supporters from all around the world. Their Mediterranean/Middle Eastern foods include Arabic Shwarma, Gyros, Falafel, Kebabs, and much more. Perhaps their most famous menu item, however, is the award-winning pita bread and hummus.

The Coffee Shop Northeast is there to help for residents with a hungry appetite. Breakfast hours are a popular time for visitors, and guests enjoy picking up an Eggel, a fresh pastry, or a warm bowl of steel cut oats. Visitors also enjoy taking advantage of the full menu of sandwiches, salads, “Daily Specials” and Soups. Additionally, patrons can save time when on the go with their conveniently stocked case of pre-made sandwiches, salads, parfaits, veggies and more. When the local’s sweet tooth comes calling, the shop has them covered with cookies, breads, dessert bars, cake and pies, all found at The Coffee Shop Northeast.

Located at the corner of Johnson and 29th in Northeast Minneapolis, Hazel’s Northeast serves classically-motivated, imaginatively-arranged American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They provide a calm and welcoming dining experience that is imbedded in more than 50 years of family tradition. The made-from-scratch kitchen produces dishes that are both nostalgic and delightful.

The Audubon Park neighborhood is home to two parks:

Deming Heights Park: Deming Heights Park is located near the northern end of the Audubon Park and the southern end of Waite Park. While only partially located within the neighborhood, Deming Heights Park is known for its scenic beauty. A popular destination for weddings, the park features the highest point in the Minneapolis parks system, offering unparalleled views of the Minneapolis skyline. Visitors can also enjoy walking paths, beautiful trees and plant life, and picnic areas for time with the family. Also located at Deming Heights Park is the Elf Door. A popular destination for children, the Elf Door is situated in the bottom of a mature tree and often has shiny trinkets and toys inside for children who visit.

Audubon Park: Audubon Park is located in the heart of the neighborhood sharing its name. At just under 6 acres, Audubon Park is the perfect size for a family gathering or community-wide event. The park includes a basketball court, gardens, picnic area with grill, playground, soccer and softball fields, a tennis area, wading pool, and walking paths. Additionally, the park is home to the Audubon Recreation Center. Open to the community, the recreation center adds a community kitchen, computer lab, craft room, meeting room, and multipurpose room to the park’s list of amenities. With so many amenities and a central location, Audubon Park is a popular destination year-round.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the Northeast 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.