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Lowry Hill East (The Wedge) PDF Print E-mail

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The Lowry Hill East neighborhood is home to some of Minneapolis’ defining areas—the funky shops, arts centers, theaters and restaurants of Lyn-Lake (centered around the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenues); the retail, dining, nightlife and renowned Art Fair of Uptown (the intersection of Lake and Hennepin is Uptown’s center); and at its northern edge the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The neighborhood is well-served by transit and is home to the Uptown Transit Center, a hub for many popular bus routes and the Midtown Greenway trail travels through the neighborhood connecting Lowry Hill East to the Chain of Lakes and other destinations to the east. Popular arts venues such as Brave New Workshop, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, The Jungle Theater, the Soo Visual Arts Center, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking call the neighborhood home. If you’re looking for the excitement and convenience that city living can provide, look no further than Lowry Hill East.


Boundaries and Zip Code

Lowry Hill East (also known as the Wedge for its distinctive, triangular shape) is located in South Minneapolis.

North: Intersection of Hennepin and Lyndale
South: Lake Street
East: Lyndale Avenue
West: Hennepin Avenue

Zip code: 55408, 55405, 55403


Lowry Hill East began its life as a community in the 1880s with the arrival of Thomas Lowry’s public transportation system, the horse-drawn streetcar line. Within the larger Calhoun-Isles community, Lowry Hill East’s housing was the first to be developed.

Housing Styles and Types

Lowry Hill East has a diversity of housing ranging from elegant turn-of-the-century residences in Victorian-era styles (some of which remain single-family homes, others have been converted into multiple-unit housing) to modest working class homes. There are also large, modern apartment buildings and new loft and condominium buildings throughout the neighborhood.


Public Schools:

For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

  • Mueller Park (located at Colfax and 25th)—has a wading pool, tot lot, and walking paths.
  • Walker Library
  • Midtown Greenway—a very popular 5.5-mile bike/walking trail used by commuters and recreational cyclists.
  • Intermedia Arts--is Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization, using the arts to increase connections and build community between people from different social, economic and ethnic groups.
  • Uptown YWCA

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

  • Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association—is the official neighborhood organization.
  • Lyn-Lake Business Association—exists to enhance business relationships and activity in the Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street area of South Minneapolis.
  • Uptown Association--is a nonprofit trade association, which promotes Uptown as a safe, prosperous, accessible, attractive, well-maintained and environmentally responsible commercial and residential area.


  • The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association publishes “The Wedge” every month. Back issues are available online.
  • Southwest Journal—is a bi-weekly community newspaper that covers neighborhood issues.


Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers. Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

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