Hiawatha is a neighborhood in the Longfellow area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The borders of Hiawatha include 40th Street E to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, and Hiawatha Avenue on the west an south. Located on the very southeastern corner of Minneapolis, Hiawatha is situated between the Mississippi River and Hiawatha Avenue, making it not only a beautiful place to explore, but also is just a quick train ride to Downtown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, and the Mall of America.
Hiawatha Neighborhood Listings
Hiawatha listings are within walking distance to parks, schools, the light rail, the Mississippi River, walking and cycling paths, restaurants, and shops. The main attractions in Hiawatha is Minnehaha Park, which resides in the south of the neighborhood. Minnehaha Park is 193-acres, and offers a variety of features and activities that attract thousands of visitors each year. One of the main attractions is Minnehaha falls, which is a 53-foot water fall. There are walking and cycling trails in and around the park for people to wander and explore nature. There are bicycle rentals available, an extensive off-leash dog park, a playground, wading pool, summer concerts at the bandstand, a popular eatery “Sea Salt”, volley ball courts, and a large picnic area with rentable shelters. There are three large gardens in the park, the Minnehaha Falls Pergola Garden, the Longfellow Garden, and the “Song of Hiawatha” Garden, all which can be used for weddings or other outdoor events. The Minnesota Veterans Home is also located next to the Mississippi River, near Minnehaha Falls. There are trails along the Mississippi River which head towards the University of Minnesota to the north, and Pike Island and the Historic Fort Snelling just to the south of Minnehaha Park. Residents can also take the trails along Minnehaha Creek west to visit Lake Hiawatha Park and Lake Nokomis. Other attractions within the Hiawatha neighborhood include Hiawatha School Park, which offers a variety of amenities for outdoor play, including a basketball half court, tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, an ice hockey rink, playground, gardens and a recreation center. The recreation center at Hiawatha School Park offers year-round programming for all ages, and also has amenities including rentable meeting and craft rooms and a kitchen. While much of Hiawatha is residential, there are several businesses off of Hiawatha and Minnehaha Avenues. Other attractions near the Hiawatha neighborhood include Minnehaha Park to the south, Lake Hiawatha and Lake Nokomis to the southwest, and Powderhorn Park to the west.
Hiawatha Neighborhood Homes for Sale
The Hiawatha Neighborhood lies within the Minneapolis Public School District. The main public schools serving Hiawatha include Hiawatha Community Schools – the Hiawatha Campus (Pre-K-2) and the Howe Campus (3-5); Sanford Middle School (6-8); and South High School (9-12). There are two schools located within the Hiawatha neighborhood; the Hiawatha Community School and Minnehaha Academy, which is a private Christian school. Additional educational options include nearby public charter and magnet as well as private schools.
The Hiawatha neighborhood is adjacent to Hiawatha Avenue/Highway 55 and in close proximity to Crosstown Highway 62 to the south. Hiawatha residents commute via car, bike, or public transportation. Busses and the light rail run through the neighborhood, and there are seasonal Nice Ride bicycle share stations located in Hiawatha serving an alternate form of commuting. Many residents choose to commute to Downtown Minneapolis to the north, or Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America to the south by driving or taking the train on Hiawatha Avenue.
Newest Hiawatha Neighborhood Real Estate Listings