Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

Southwest: Windom

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The Windom neighborhood is located in the Southwest community of Minneapolis. Lyndale Avenue S, Highway 121, Diamond Lake Road, 54th St W, Interstate 35W and Highway 62 border the neighborhood. Both the Windom neighborhood and its elementary school were named after William Windom. He served in the 1800’s as a United States senator from Minnesota and as secretary of the treasury. The southern part of the neighborhood contains a large industrial area.

The Windom neighborhood borders Richfield and contains about 4,000 residents. The neighborhood has perhaps the most coveted access to the downtown area and the surrounding suburbs, as well as to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There are diverse shopping options in the neighborhood, with locally owned businesses along Lyndale and Penn Avenues. The neighborhood also possesses superb access to recreational areas like the Minnehaha Creek Parkway and the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis.

Windom provides an extensive array of housing options. Most options are constructed as single-family homes and duplexes, however nearly half of the housing in the neighborhood are multi-family units. The single-family homes and duplexes are patterned in a traditional grid with tree-lined streets. Most homes were built before 1940 as Minneapolis was spreading further south with the streetcar system.

Located in Windom, The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), is a member-supported, non-profit society devoted to the protection and exhibition of all forms of Russian art and artifacts. The only North American museum of its proportion, TMORA showcases a vibrant variation of authentic curated exhibitions featuring astonishing works of art rarely found in the United States. Through the Museum’s educational programs and distinct demonstrations, visitors can explore new outlooks on the history, legacy, and art of Russian culture.

Although the neighborhood does not offer much in the way of commercial amenities, many shops, dining, and entertainment areas can be found nearby. Windom’s access to the downtown area and the surrounding suburbs opens up a world of possibilities for residents.

The Windom neighborhood is home to one park:

Windom South Park: Windom South Park is located adjacent to the local school. A very small, just over 1-acre park, Windom South Park is home to a playground for neighborhood and school youth. While tiny, Windom South Park is loved by the neighborhood kids and makes a great place for families to relax in the afternoon.

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.