Today we are talking about Nokomis, which lies in south Minneapolis, just north of the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Located about 7 miles from downtown Minneapolis, the Nokomis community is made up of 11 neighborhoods located near several parks and lakes. Residents and visitors enjoy abundance outdoor recreation in Nokomis, including swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking in the summer, hockey, ice skating, skiing and snow shoeing in the winter, and various sports and activities all year round. Popular sites in Nokomis include Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, trails along Minnehaha Parkway, and the Minnehaha Regional Park with Minnehaha Falls, a rare waterfall within the city!
Nokomis has several community events going on throughout the year, including arts and crafts fairs, community cleanups and gardens, as well as festivals. Two notable festivals include the Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival will be on August 5th, with free recreational events, children’s activities and contests, and the Monarch Festival on September 12th at Lake Nokomis, which offers food, entertainment as well as native plant sales and education to celebrate the monarch butterfly’s migration from Minnesota to Mexico.
Due to the proximity natural areas as well as commercial areas, residents enjoy the convenience of living in the city while thriving in a community setting.
The average sale price has increased from $174,776 in January, 2012 to $240,438 in April, 2015. New listings have increased from a 12 month average of 938 in January, 2012 to 1,114 in April, 2015. Closed sales were at 572 in January, 2012 and 796 as of April, 2015 for a 12-month average.