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Kenny is a residential city neighborhood that prides itself on its low crime, its active neighborhood association and its multi-generational population of approximately 3,500 persons living in 1,600 homes. The hidden-jewel of the Kenny neighborhood is Grass Lake, a 27-acre wetland located on the southern end of the neighborhood. In addition, the neighborhood is within walking distance of elementary and middle schools, a park and recreation center, a drug store, library, yoga center, fitness center, coffee house, Volvo dealership, hardware store, grocery store, liquor store, auto mechanics, bank, veterinarian and restaurants. The neighborhood has excellent bus service to downtown (15 minutes) and easy access to major highways.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: 54th Street
South: Highway 62
East: Lyndale Avenue
West: the alley between Knox and Logan Avenues

Zip code: 55419

History

The family farm of the Bachman’s (famous for their garden centers in the Twin Cities) occupied much of the Kenny neighborhood south of 58th Street. This section of the neighborhood remained an open field until the early 1950's, when the Bachman family moved their nursery out of the city. The center of the Kenny Neighborhood, originally a gravel pit, is now Kenny Park, a green space with a playground and wading pool, tennis courts, athletic fields and a park building.

Housing Styles and Types

Kenny HomesThe Kenny Neighborhood largely is comprised of unique single-family homes built between the 1930s and 1950s. Bungalows predominate, but there also are two-story homes with brick, stucco and metal siding exteriors.

Schools

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Private:

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

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For more information, visit Live MSP’s Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

Kenny SchoolsThe Kenny Neighborhood Association (www.KennyNeighborhood.org) is the gateway to neighborhood involvement with a garden club and other neighborhood involvement opportunities.

The Kenny Park Activities Council (www.KPACsports.com) provides opportunities to get involved with youth sports.

News

Newsletters, an event calendar, and other neighborhood information are available at www.KennyNeighborhood.org

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Real Estate Listings

Kenny Park PlaygroundSearch 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

Kenny Neighborhood Association
Bryan Simmons, Chairperson
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Phone: 612.392.4477
Web: www.KennyNeighborhood.org

Kenny Summer Festival 2008

Kenny Park Activities Council (youth sports, etc.)
Jim Horn
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Phone: 612.869.0943
Web: www.KPACsports.com

Kenny Newsletter
Mary Arneson, Newsletter Coordinator
Phone: 612.392.4477
Web: www.KennyNeighborhood.org



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