The Hawthorne neighborhood is close to downtown, adjacent to the Mississippi River, and is home to North Minneapolis’ “main street” West Broadway and many historic and affordable homes. The neighborhood is a close-knit community that welcomes new residents and is committed to continually improving quality of life through our many neighborhood working committees. There is a lot of exciting new development coming to the area (including the Hawthorne Eco-Village) and residents are working to ensure that the neighborhood’s feel and historic roots are maintained alongside this growth. Farview Park, in the center of Hawthorne, is known for its beautiful panoramic hilltop view of the city, where you can climb up the hill to see majestic old trees frame a stunning view of the Downtown Minneapolis skyline.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Lowry Avenue
South: West Broadway Avenue
East: Mississippi River
West: Emerson Avenue N
Zip code: 55411
I love my neighborhood because I love my neighbors. There is such a sense of community here that reminds me of the small town I grew up in. Some people have a stigma about my neighborhood, but if they only knew what it was really like, they would be amazed. Go NOMI!
Like many parts of Minneapolis, the most extensive development of the neighborhood occurred between 1880 and 1920—following the arrival of the streetcar. The neighborhood takes its name from the famed writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Housing Styles and Types
The Hawthorne neighborhood is home to wide variety of housing styles, with construction years ranging over a span of nearly 125 years. Some of the more notable examples include a significant cluster of historic 1885 concrete-block Victorian homes and rowhouses, 1890's vintage Queen Anne single-family and duplexes, and significant eclectic infill ranging from midcentury-modern to 21st-century new construction. Hawthorne will also soon boast Minneapolis's first and only "Eco-Village," phase one of which will include LEED Certified new single-family housing in a courtyard setting.
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Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
- Minneapolis Advantage
- Hawthorne Home Improvement Program—offers assistance for owner-occupant homebuyers, rehab loans, and emergency repair funds, as well as loans for landlords. Our Hawthorne Advantage program gives up to $4,000 to purchase a home, with an additional $1,000 if the house is a vacant or foreclosed property. It is a zero interest, no payment lien forgiven over ten years. We also offer a rehab loan for buyers and current residents up to $15,000, at a 4% interest rate.
For information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.
- Hawthorne Neighborhood Council—the official neighborhood organization offers many opportunities to get involved. There are
- West Broadway Coalition--l eads initiatives to bring business, non-profits organizations and neighbors together to create an inviting and vital West Broadway.
- Northway Community Trust-- is a community support organization (CSO) dedicated to improving the quality of life in North Minneapolis.
North News—monthly community newspaper.
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.
Hawthorne Neighborhood Council
Laban Ohito – Executive Director
2944 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis MN 55411
Jeff Skrenes – Housing Director
Alexandra Jasicki – Asst. Director of Community Affairs
Kathy Welch – Office Manager