Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Southwest: King Field

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The King Field neighborhood was named after Colonel William S. King, who was an ex-congressman and a noteworthy figure in national matters. He lived in Minneapolis in the 19th century and was effective in the anti-slavery issue. The neighborhood named after him is situated in Minneapolis’ Southwest community and borders Interstate 35W on the east and Lyndale Avenue on the west. The northern border is 36th Street, and 46th Street is the southern edge. King Field became part of Minneapolis in 1887 when the southern border of Minneapolis was stretched. King Field neighborhood has a number of facilities including churches, schools, a park named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many small businesses.

The King Field neighborhood is predominantly a residential area of single-family houses with some multiple family dwellings and apartment buildings, all of which along the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets. The King Field neighborhood has a reputation as a neighborhood where the 8,000 residents or so are willing to volunteer to generate and uphold an energetic, compassionate and safe place for those who live and work here, especially if they are new.  The neighborhood puts on a summer Farmer’s Market and an annual art show. King Field is well served by bike lanes, transit options, and has easy passageways to downtown and the rest of the suburbs through I-35W. The majorities of the houses in the neighborhood were built before 1920 and include Bungalows, Prairie-style, Arts and Crafts and other period-revival styles.

Victor’s 1959 Café is a little taste of Cuba in the city Minneapolis. They attract patrons to Cuban culture with a distinctive dining experience presenting traditional and authentic Cuban recipes, learned from an actual Cuban, all in a cheerful, welcoming, family-oriented atmosphere. Great food, music, drinks, and company all exist in a clean and original space with decorations influenced by Cuban culture. Victor’s is a restaurant where you can explore with friends and family, eat some delicious food, experience another culture, and keep coming back for more.

Corner Table is a restaurant that derives all its ideas from the fields, farms, pastures, and seasons that exist in Minnesota. That foundation of creativeness directs their inventiveness and entire menu, which is fashioned from foods obtained locally and in season from responsible and local family farms. Don’t be shy, and give this unique place a try.

The King Field neighborhood is home to one park:

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park: MLK Jr. Park is a community favorite. Established in honor of the famous Civil Rights leader, MLK Jr. Park is a central location within the King Field community. At 18.51 acres, the park offers great amenities that all can appreciate. Visitors enjoy the baseball field, basketball court, football field, picnic area, playground, softball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, wading pool, and walking paths. Additionally, visitors can utilize the community kitchen, computer lab, craft room, gymnasium, meeting room, and multipurpose room found in the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center. With numerous community events, programs, leagues, and day camps happening at MLK Jr. Park, there is truly something for everyone. A final landmark within the park is the memorial sculpture. Designed by a local artist, the sculpture represents an outreach of friendship in honor of Dr. King.

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.