Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Powderhorn: Lyndale

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Lyndale, located in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, is bordered on the north by Lake Street, on the east by Interstate 35W and Stevens Avenue, on the south by 36th Street, and on the west by Lyndale Avenue South. The neighborhood got its name from Lyndale Avenue, which derives its own name from Lyndale farm, a 1,400-acre farm owned by Hon. William S. King. In turn, the name of the farm was in memory of Mr. King’s father, Rev. Lyndon King, a travelling Methodist preacher of northern New York. The neighborhood is mainly residential, with a large fraction of property in parcels occupied by multifamily residential purposes. Commercial purposes manage to converge along Lake Street. The Lyndale neighborhood has one of the largest populations of the city neighborhoods with 8,000 residents.

Lyndale is best known for its vibrant and involved community. As a diverse community, Lyndale’s blend of businesses, homes, condos, and apartments offer great housing options for everyone. Lyndale is in the center of South Minneapolis, providing the neighborhood convenient entry to shopping, the lakes, transit, and the freeway. Lyndale has a wide variety of homes, condos, and apartments. Most of the homes are turn of the century styles that were constructed between 1900 and 1920 and have been affectionately renovated and modernized.

Hola Arepa is a restaurant and food truck serving Latin cuisine in the streets of Minneapolis. They specialize in Venezuelan stuffed arepas, which is the perfect vehicle for their delightful Latin-style fillings. The arepas are handmade fresh everyday from cornmeal dough, made into patties and cooked on a griddle. Then, they’re stuffed with meats, veggies, cheeses, and topped with homemade salsas. All of the food is made from scratch and with lots of care. The restaurant and food truck service is very popular in the neighborhood and hosts a number of community and private events.

Another great ethnic dining option is the Hibachi Buffet, which is “Minneapolis’ best Chinese restaurant”. They specialize in providing customers with delicious Chinese food and Asian cuisine. Although not a fancy restaurant, this place is sure not to disappoint. If you come with a big appetite, you can count on the Hibachi Buffet to take care of it.

One of the more unique venues in the neighborhood is Pat’s Tap. A gastro pub and local favorite restaurant, Pat’s Tap is known for their zany atmosphere, personable service, and competitive Skee-Ball events. The tap has several Skee-Ball tables that offer friendly competition and amusement. In addition to the fun events, Pat’s Tap has extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus in addition to numerous beers and wines.

The Lyndale neighborhood is home to one park:

Painter Park: Located on the east side of the Lyndale neighborhood, Painter Park is a 3-acre park offering active amenities and a recreation center. With a basketball court, playground, restroom facility, soccer field, softball field, and tennis courts, visitors have plenty of activities for all day entertainment. Additionally, the Painter Recreation Center adds a community kitchen, craft room, meeting room, and multipurpose room to the park’s list of amenities. As the only park in the Lyndale neighborhood, Painter Park is a central community location and the host of numerous programs and events.

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