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The neighborhood includes Lake Calhoun's beautiful northern shoreline, the lively Calhoun Commons shopping district and surrounding businesses, many residential buildings (apartments and condominiums) and 32 homes. The neighborhood is divided by the Midtown Greenway, which offers a biking path that extends to the Mississippi River and connects to paths that go into downtown Minneapolis. Bus service is available on Lake Street into downtown and to the suburbs. There are many mature trees in the neighborhood, especially in the area that is adjacent to the lake.


Boundaries and Zip Code

North: West Lake Street
South: West 36th Street
East: West Calhoun Parkway
West: France Avenue

Zip code: 55416


Before Europeans settled this area, Lake Calhoun and the surrounding area was populated by Dakota people. The first recorded village on the lake was established in 1928 with the help of Cloudman, a Dakota leader, and Major Lawrence Taliaferro, who was based at Fort Snelling. By the 1870s, Lake Calhoun was a resort area where people came to get away from the city. For more information about West Calhoun neighborhood history, visit http://www.westcalhoun.org/history.html.

Housing Styles and Types

The neighborhood is home to a number of higher rise apartment and condo buildings that boast stunning views of Lake Calhoun. Other homes in the neighborhood are in a variety of styles.


No schools are located within the boundaries of the West Calhoun neighborhood. For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

There is a large soccer field, belonging to the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, located adjacent to the intersection of West Calhoun Parkway and West 32nd Street. It is a popular spot for soccer, lacrosse, and even bicycle polo.

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 West Calhoun Neighborhood Council (WCNC) is the neighborhood organization that serves the neighborhood. www.westcalhoun.org. WCNC has a representative on the Midtown Greenway Coalition www.midtowngreenway.org and on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Lakes District Council. www.minneapolisparks.org.


Available online at: http://www.westcalhoun.org/minutes--newsletters.html


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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