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Bryn Mawr is a quiet “neighborhood within a park” just minutes by bike, car, and bus (and soon light rail transit) from Downtown Minneapolis. Split in two by Interstate 394, two distinctive parts of the neighborhood now exist. The eastern section is closely tied to Cedar Lake and to the Kenilworth Parkway, which connects the Chain of Lakes directly with Downtown Minneapolis and Target Field. The western section is a cohesive neighborhood, with a lot of politically active young families and professionals who work from their homes. A small commercial district at Penn Avenue South and Cedar Lake Road serves many of the needs of the neighborhood.

Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Bassett Creek/Theodore Wirth Park
South: Cedar Lake Park
East: Bryn Mawr Meadows
West: Theodore Wirth Park

Zipcode: 55405

History

Bryn Mawr was one of the first neighborhoods in Minneapolis promoted as a “garden suburb” or “amenity zone” in the mid-1800s, because of its proximity to the lakes and abundance natural beauty. Many of the early investors in the area were from Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania, and area with a heavy Welsh influence. Indeed, Bryn Mawr appropriately means “big hill,” in Welsh.

Housing Styles and Types

A diversity of building styles reflects Bryn Mawr's history, from Victorian to Tudors, colonials, bungalows, ramblers, and contemporaries

Schools

Public Schools:

  • Anwatin Middle School (6-8)
  • Bryn Mawr Elementary School (k-5)

Private Schools:

  • Park View Montessori Elementary School

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

Public Facilities

  • Anwatin Middle School
  • Bryn Mawr Elementary School
  • Theodore Wirth Park
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  • Kennilworth Parkway
  • Bryn Mawr Meadows

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

The Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association is the primary avenue to become involved in community affairs. This active group holds meetings monthly and has formed many committees to deal with more specific issues. To learn more visit their website.

News

The Bryn Mawr Bugle is the monthly newsletter published by the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association. The newsletter is free to residents of the neighborhood and copies are available at local businesses in the neighborhood. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted online at http://www.bmna.org/aboutbmna/meetingminutes.html.

Statistics

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.

Contacts

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association
249 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Patty Wycoff (612) 377-4565
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