West Calhoun is located within the City of Minneapolis, in the Calhoun-Isles community. The boundaries of West Calhoun are West Lake Street to the North, Lake Calhoun to the east, West 36th Street to the South, and France Avenue to the West. Residents of West Calhoun enjoy a variety of lake and outdoor activities as well as libraries, museums, restaurants and shops.
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West Calhoun is located next to Lake Calhoun, and residents are within walking distance of the water sports and other outdoor activities the lake has to offer. The amenities at Lake Calhoun include boat docks for fishing and boating, swimming beaches, biking and walking paths around the lake, a softball and soccer field, sand volleyball courts, archery, and picnic areas. The Minikahda Golf Club is private country club located through much of West Calhoun, and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the region. In addition to outdoor activities, West Calhoun has a shopping center, Calhoun Commons, which provides a conveniently located restaurants, shops, and a Whole Foods grocery store. Next to Lake Calhoun is the Bakken Library and Museum which features education and exhibits based on electricity and science. Residents in West Lake are also in close proximity to the other lakes in the Chain of Lakes, the Midtown Greenway biking trail, parks, museums, and the Uptown business district which has a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, theaters, and other entertainment venues.
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West Calhoun homes are located within the Minneapolis Public School District. While there are no schools located within West Calhoun, there are several public school, charter school and private school options nearby which provide various education options. The public schools that serve West Calhoun include Kenwood Elementary School, Susan B. Anthony Middle School, and Southwest Senior High School.
West Calhoun can be accessed via car, public transportation or by bicycle. The main streets into West Calhoun include Excelsior Boulevard and West Lake Street which both connect to each other and to Highway 100. I-35w, I-394, I-94 and Hennepin Avenue are also in close proximity to West Calhoun, and provide an easy way to commute to other areas in Minneapolis and in the metro area. For bicycle commuters, the Midtown Greenway runs through West Calhoun and provides an alternative traffic-free route across Minneapolis. Nice Ride bicycle stations in and near West Calhoun offer seasonal bicycle rentals.
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