Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Southwest: Armatage

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Located in the Southwest community of Minneapolis, the Armatage neighborhood is bordered on the north by 54th Street West, on the east by Logan Avenue South, and on the south and west by Highway 62 and Xerxes Avenue South. The neighborhood’s development flourished around the local school which derived its name from Maude Armatage, an illustrious community organizer. The neighborhood contains around 5,000 residents.

Armatage is mainly a residential neighborhood. The neighborhood is conveniently located near downtown Minneapolis, the lakes, the airport, Mall of America and numerous great, local shops, allowing for ample employment and entertainment options. Penn Avenue is home to the majority of the commercial action, with numerous exceptional shops selling everything from yarn to hardware.

Café Maude is also located along Penn Avenue and is a popular gathering spot where neighbors and visitors get together. Armatage Park possesses beautiful and mature trees, tennis courts, ball fields and other recreational areas. Most of housing in the neighborhood was built between 1949 and 1969, while a small amount of the dwellings were built before World War II. Most homes are ramblers or story and a half in style.

Voted as both one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Minneapolis and best live music, the aforementioned Café Maude is a wonderful neighborhood hangout destination. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy some coffee or food, and share in fellowship with the locals. The café attracts many patrons on a daily basis, and those who have visited can understand why. With its great coffee, delicious foods, and extensive wine offerings, Café Maude is sure to please.

The Armatage neighborhood is home to one park:

Armatage Park: Armatage Park is located near the center of the Armatage neighborhood. A 17-acre park bustling with activity, residents and visitors alike enjoy the numerous amenities found within the park. With a baseball field, basketball court, football field, hockey/ice skating rink, picnic area, playground, restroom facility, skate park, soccer field, softball fields, tennis courts, a wading pool, and walking paths, Armatage Park is a community favorite. The park is home to numerous community events in addition to being the home of an 18-foot, bronze sculpture entitled Garden Party. This sculpture acts as the Armatage neighborhood’s gateway.

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