The Whittier neighborhood is part of the Powderhorn community in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just a mile south of downtown. The neighborhood is bordered by Franklin Avenue W on the north, I-35W on the east, Lake Street on the south, and Lyndale Avenue on the west. Whittier is conveniently located near Downtown Minneapolis attractions, the Chain of Lakes, “Eat Street”, and many other popular areas of Minneapolis.
Whittier Neighborhood Listings
Whittier listings are located in walking distance of parks, restaurants, cafés and shops, museums, parks, yoga studios, pubs, music venues, a specialty donut shop, a community cooperative grocery store, an indoor rock climbing facility, and other businesses. Many of the restaurants are located on Lyndale or on Nicollet Avenue, aptly nicknamed “Eat Street” due to the amount of restaurants located there, including several different ethnic restaurants, bars, music venues, and coffee shops. Near Eat Street is the Minneapolis Institute of Arts which is a free non-profit museum which offers an extensive art collection with world-famous pieces, and rotating exhibitions. There are several green spaces within the Whittier neighborhood, including Whittier Park, the 28th Street Tot Lot, Washburn Fair Oaks Park, Morrison Park, and Clinton Field Park. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is located in Morrison Park, with Washburn Fair Oaks Park located across the street offering a green space with room to walk, play, or picnic. Hennepin History Museum is also located next to Washburn Fair Oaks Park, and has a collection of artifacts based on the history of Hennepin County and Minneapolis, as well as a library Reading Room. Like many of the museums in the area, the museum is free the first Thursday of every month. The museum can also be rented out for private events. A block east of Morrison Park is Clinton Field Park, which is a small park offering two basketball half-courts, a sand volleyball court, and a playground. Located next to Whittier International School, Whittier Park is a larger park in the neighborhood, with two basketball half-courts, a softball field, playground, wading pool, and recreation center. The Recreation center features a large rentable multi-purpose room and other meeting rooms, a craft room, kitchen, computer lab, and an indoor gymnasium with a basketball court and volleyball court. Whittier is one of the sites for community education classes, offering a variety of programming for all ages. Attractions near the Whittier neighborhood include Uptown and the Chain of Lakes to the west, the Walker Art Center to the north, and Downtown Minneapolis to the north.
Whittier Neighborhood Homes for Sale
Whittier neighborhood homes for sale are located within the Minneapolis Public School District. The main public schools serving the area include Jefferson Community School (K-8), Anthony Middle School (6-8), and Southwest High School. There are several schools within Whittier, including Whittier International (K-5), which is a public IB World School; the Urban League Academy, a public alternative school (6-12); and City of Lakes Waldorf School (K-8), a private school. Families in Whittier can also choose between a other public charter, magnet and private schools located nearby Whittier neighborhood. For post-secondary education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is located in Whittier, offering various art degrees such as illustration, animation, graphic design, and other concentrations. This college is conveniently located next to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Whittier is adjacent to I-35W, making it easy for residents to commute to other areas of Minneapolis and the surrounding metro. Due to the neighborhood’s close proximity to downtown, residents commute by car, bicycle, public transportation, or even walking. The Midtown Greenway runs through the neighborhood, providing an easy route for bicycle commuters, and there are several Nice Ride bicycle stations open seasonally in Whittier.
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