Longfellow Neighborhoods

Welcome to Longfellow

 Nature is the star of the Longfellow neighborhoods. Minnehaha Falls anchors the south corner of Longfellow and the Mississippi River marks its eastern boundary. Here you can watch eagles sore, follow Minnehaha Creek as tumbles toward the last leg of its journey, flowing over the 53-foot Minnehaha Falls and into the Mississippi River. There are plenty of shady trails to bike, hike, and stroll. You can take a break and enjoy some great seafood, a cold beer, or sweet ice cream on the patio at Sea Salt.
But Longfellow is more than just nature. Antique, vintage, retro, and second-hand shops clustered along the Minnehaha Mile, a stretch of Minnehaha boulevard provide a great way to spend an afternoon hunting for treasure. Longfellow also boasts a number of laid-back coffee shops, small restaurants, convivial taverns and microbreweries. The Blue Line light rail train offer quick access to both downtown Minneapolis and both Twin Cities airport terminals.
Homes in Longfellow tend to smaller in the southern neighborhoods. Many homes there were built after World War II to provide housing for returning veterans. In the Seward, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, locate on Longfellow’s northern end, you find some ornate turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, as well as spacious duplexes and craftsman-style homes. The median home price in Longfellow is around $345,000.
If you’re considering a move to Longfellow, check out these neighborhoods: Hiawatha, Howe, Cooper, Longfellow, and Seward. Visit Longfellow Community Council website for more information on these four neighborhoods.
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Longfellow by the Numbers

TOTAL RESIDENTS                     29,295
TOTAL HOUSING UNITS            14,565

Owner Occupied                           55.8%

Renter Occupied                           40.5%

MEDIAN SALE PRICE                  $345,000

MEDIAN RENT                              $1,498


2010 or later      3.2%

2000-2009         5.2%

1970-1999         17.0%

1940-1969         20.7%

Before 1939       53.8%


Longfellow is home to both public and private schools, including public charter schools, middle schools, and community elementary schools. Find more information about Minneapolis Public Schools here.

Minnehaha Academy is a private, K-12 college prep school that draw students from across the Twin Cities.

Hiawatha Collegiate is a free, public charter school serving grades 9-12.

Sullivan STEAM Magnet school is a pre-k-8 public charter schools that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Enrollment is open to students from all Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Sandford is an International Baccalaureate and Middle Years Program school celebrates immigrant and multicultural pride.

Places of Interest

The jewel in the crown of the expansive Minneapolis parks system, Minnehaha Regional Park is centered around the 53-foot waterfall. It include picnic and playground facilities, hiking trails, and scenic views.

Biking and walking paths run along the limestone bluff gorge that overlooks the portion of the Mississippi River designated as the Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park. A favorite of bird watchers, it provides habitat for more than 150 migrating bird species.

The Milwaukee Avenue Historic District is made up of  a unique collection of  78 single- and multiple-family Victorian homes,  most built in the 1880s for working class laborers and immigrants.

The Playwrights’ Center nurtures aspiring and experienced playwrights and offers classes and events and free public readings.

The Minnehaha Mile Shopping District (MinneMile) is composed of locally owned retail stores featuring all things reuse, recycled, repurposed, and up-cycled goods and crafts. 

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