Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Southwest: Kenny

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The Kenny neighborhood is located in Southwest Community Minneapolis. Highway 62, 54th Street, Lyndale Avenue border the neighborhood on the east, and Logan Avenue South on the west. The neighborhood, its park and its elementary school all derived their shared name for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse who established the Kenny practice of treating polio. The neighborhood hosts Grass Lake on its south end. Homes in the neighborhood were typically built in the 1940’s and are usually bigger than the houses in neighboring areas such as Armatage and Windom. The neighborhood has a balanced mix of long-lasting and newer residents.

The Kenny neighborhood is mainly residential and is known for being low on crime, vibrant, and having a population of approximately 3,500 residents living in 1,600 homes. The neighborhood is within walking distance of elementary and middle schools, a park and recreation center, a drug store, library, yoga center, fitness center, coffee house, Volvo dealership, hardware store, grocery store, liquor store, auto mechanics, bank, veterinarian, and a few restaurants. Kenny has superb transportation service to downtown, offering easy commutes to work. The Kenny neighborhood mainly contains bungalows and two-story homes with brick, stucco and metal siding exteriors.

Although the neighborhood does not offer much in the way of commercial amenities, many shops, dining, and entertainment areas can be found nearby. This neighborhood is almost entirely residential, and a large portion is taken up by the lake. This allows for the community to be peaceful and quiet.

The Kenny neighborhood is home to one park which shares its name:

Kenny Park: Kenny Park is a 9-acre park located between two public schools. This convenient location makes it an important part of the local community. Ideal for young families and local youth, visitors enjoy the baseball field, basketball court, ice skating rink, picnic area with grill, playground, pond hockey rink, restroom facility, soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts, and wading pool. In addition to programming from the local schools, the Kenny neighborhood utilizes the park for community events. Also located on the premises is the Kenny Neighborhood Center. With a community kitchen, meeting room, multipurpose room, and lots of activities, the neighborhood center is an integral part of the neighborhood.

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.