Minnehaha Minneapolis Real Estate
Minnehaha is located in Southeast Minneapolis and takes its name from the Ojibwe Indian legend told in The Song of Hiawatha, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The name Minnehaha means "laughing waters," and the gorgeous waterfall located in Minnehaha Park is named as such in Longfellow's poem. Along with several other neighborhoods in the south of Minneapolis, Minnehaha underwent major redevelopment in the late nineteenth century, prompted by the arrival of streetcars in the city.
The neighborhood of Minnehaha is now home to around five thousand people and there is plenty here for residents to enjoy. Minnehaha Park is one of the oldest and most popular parks in the city, with more than half a million visitors every year. This 193 acre park is simply beautiful, with an enormous variety of trees and plants, as well as the 53-foot waterfall that gives the park its name. Minnehaha Park is also the location for several community events throughout the year.
The neighborhood has several quaint single-family lots, with this housing found mostly in Nokomis East. Most of the homes were constructed between 1920 and 1960 when the area saw its population boom. The architectural styles in the neighborhood are mini-Tudors, Bungalows and a handful of one-story ranch style homes.