Cedar Isles Dean, Minneapolis: Neighborhood Overview and Introduction

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Bordered by Lake Street on the South and 24th Street on the North, France avenue on the West and Lake of the Isles Parkway on the East.


Nestled in between Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles and the Northern Tip of Lake Calhoun, the Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood is a lake lover’s dream. With its central location in the heart of the city, yet closeness to nature centers and recreational areas, this is a highly sought after neighborhood.

Rent vs Own

52% of homes in Cedar-Isles-Dean are owned and 48% are rented.

Home Prices

The median value of a home in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood sits at $465K ($218K over the Minneapolis median) while the median list price is $750K ($480K over the Minneapolis Median). As of July 2017, the listing volume was 15.


2,840 residents of the 400,000 person population in Minneapolis live in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood. The neighborhood is gaining popularity and has seen a 9.1% population increase since 2010.

Of the people that reside in Cedar-Isles-Dean, 70% have at least a college degree (23% over the Minnesota average) and 40.2% have a graduate degree or higher.  Median household income is $98,553, which is almost double the median household income of Minneapolis.


The Public Schools for the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood include:*

Bryn – Mawr Elementary K-5  – Student to teacher ratio 12.9:1 with 466 total students. Ranked #808 of 848 Minnesota Elementary Schools.

Kenwood Elementary K-5-  Student to teacher ratio 18.3:1 with 458 total students.

Ranked #423 of 848 Minnesota Elementary Schools.

Anthony MIddle School 6-8- Student to teacher ratio 16.6:1 with 633 total students. Ranked #169 out of 511 Minnesota Middle Schools.

Anwatin Middle School 6-8 – Student to teacher ratio 12.1: 1 with 632 total students. Ranked #463 out of 511 Minnesota Middle Schools.

Southwest High School (9-12) – Ranked #237 of 487 Minnesota high schools. Student to teacher ratio 20:1 with 1,725 students. 2017 test scores ranked Southwest High School in the 51% State Percentile.

*statistics from schooldigger.com

Getting Around

The Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood is ranked the 53rd most walkable neighborhood in the city. With a walk score of 63 and bike score of 93, living in this neighborhood is a bikers paradise. Residents can easily connect to the Greenway for access to many popular destinations in Minneapolis. Public transportation is available in the neighborhood, however most residents commute by car or carpool.


The Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood is home to more than a few dining options, some of which are listed below. Residents enjoy the benefit of being within a short bike ride or walk to all of the dining and entertainment options Uptown has to offer.

  • Burger Jones – Creative burgers and cocktails
  • Rustica – Pastries, breads and espresso
  • Punch Pizza – Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood burning oven  
  • Urban Eatery – Eclectic and elevated cuisine with view of Lake Calhoun
  • Falafel King – Mediterranean fast casual cuisine  

Shopping and More

Calhoun Village is home to many shops, and service providers, such as:


The CIDNA Fall Festival takes place in October. With a scavenger hunt, face painting and bounce house for kids, as well as food and beverages for all. This event presents a great opportunity for you to meet your neighbors and elect officials to represent the neighborhood.

A full calendar of neighborhood events, such as wine tastings, street fests, gardening events and more can be found here.


Park Siding Park  – Located at 3113 W 28th St., Park Siding Park features an award-winning landscape design as well as picnic areas, grills and a playground. Learn more about this amenities and park hours here.

With it’s fantastic location, easy access to the recreation on the lakes, and the many dining and entertainment opportunities, it’s no wonder that Cedar-Isles-Dean is a quickly growing neighborhood in Minneapolis.


Is Cedar-Isles-Dean your ideal neighborhood? If so, contact the real estate professionals at A.D. Hays Group today. With over three decades of buying and selling homes in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood, our team of experts is here to serve all of your real estate needs. We also love helping clients find the best neighborhood for their needs – if you want a neighborhood expert in Minneapolis – let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

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