Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Phillips: Phillips West

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The Phillips West neighborhood, located within the Phillips community, is positioned south of downtown Minneapolis. The neighborhood and its junior high school derive their names from Wendell Phillips, a 19th-century abolitionist. Phillips West is a diverse neighborhood with its population of close to 5,000 residents including people of many nationalities. The neighborhood has a mix of residential, commercial and industrial property. Housing styles, ages, and types are extremely diverse, just like the people, in the Phillips West neighborhood. Here one can locate grand, historic properties such as Victorian homes with turrets and trim, smaller homes of that same era, and duplexes or smaller apartment buildings. Alongside the Greenway are several newer condominium and apartment buildings providing contemporary amenities and convenient access to the Greenway itself.

The Midtown Greenway is a 5.5-mile long former railroad strip in the Phillips community and it passes through Phillips West with bicycling and walking trails. The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority owns it and the trails are preserved by the City of Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway Coalition is the group that effectively encouraged the creation of the Midtown Greenway by means of public agencies. The Coalition exists to this day and engages the community in protecting, improving, and using the Greenway. This Greenway has been used for biking and other activities ever since it was first built.

There are many landmarks located within the Phillips West neighborhood. Phillips West is home to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, the American Swedish Institute, and Kix Field. The American Swedish Institute is a stately museum and culture center that celebrates Swedish Minnesotans. Kix Field is a particularly impactful landmark. Sponsored by Kix cereal, Kix Field is a public football/soccer field that was established in order to provide local kids with safe and healthy hangout destinations. It is widely used and enjoyed by the community.

Taquerias la Hacienda’s goal is to make a true Mexican restaurant that offers its customers with a distinctive, Mexican cooking experience and introduce tacos made the right way to Minnesota. The house special showcases juicy and flavorful Mexican-style barbecue pork alongside corn tortillas, cilantro, onion and salsa for an instantaneously complicated yet simple flavor food. Other favorite selections include the loaded burritos overflowing with the appetizing lusciousness of ingredients like charbroiled steak, roast pork or chicken encased in a flour tortilla with rice, beans, onions, cilantro and salsa. Taqueria La Hacienda also showcases quesadillas, tortas, traditional Mexican sodas and more.

While the Phillips West neighborhood does not have any parks, it is close to a plethora of outdoor recreational options. There are 5 parks located within the Phillips community alone and countless others throughout the city of Minneapolis. Residents have quick and easy access to these great parks.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Minneapolis, the Phillips 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