Linden Hills, Minneapolis: Neighborhood Overview and Introduction

Linden Hills Minnesota, Neighborhood Guide

When you are in the market for a home, finding the right house is just as important as determining the right location. The A.D. Hays Group is here to help with a guide to neighborhoods in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. Contact us today if you find a neighborhood that you would like to call home!

Linden Hills


36th Street West/Lake Calhoun, William Berry Parkway, 47th Street West, and France Avenue

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Nestled in between two of the most popular Minneapolis lakes, Calhoun and Harriet, Linden Hills is known for its tree lined streets and rolling hills. Located in the southwest part of the city, Linden Hills is a 20 minute commute to downtown and about 25 minutes to the airport or Mall of America.

Home Types

Common homes in the Linden Hills neighborhood include bungalows and “craftsman” style homes built around the early 1920s. The median home age in this neighborhood is 80 years, making it 25 years older than the Minneapolis median. Because of this, many of these homes have been updated but still feature gorgeous, original hardwood floors and oak woodwork.

While teardowns have been rising, many new homeowners in the area are electing to purchase and update existing homes instead, enhancing the historical charm and character.

Rent vs Own

 70% of homes in Linden Hills are owned. 30% are rented.

Home Prices

Median estimated home value sits at $518K ($271K over the Minneapolis median) with the median list price at $582K ($312K over Minneapolis Median). As of July 2017, listing volume was 98.


7,930 residents of the 400,000 person population in Minneapolis live in the Linden Hills neighborhood, and it continues to gain popularity. It has seen a 3.3% population increase since 2010. Median age of the area is 37 and 759 households are married with children, making this a highly sought after area for families.

Of the almost 8,000 residents that live here, 70.5% earned at least a college degree (almost 41% over the national average) and 32.3% have a graduate or higher.  Median household income is higher than the national median coming in at $98,566.


The public schools for the Linden Hills neighborhood include:

Lake Harriet Lower (K-3) – Student to teacher ratio 20.8:1 with 540 students total.

Lake Harriet Upper (4-8) – Ranked #12 of 511 Minnesota middle schools. Student to teacher ratio 22:1 with 640 students total. 2017 Test scores ranked in the 97% state percentile.

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

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Getting Around

Linden Hills is the 55th most walkable neighborhood in Minneapolis with a  walk-ability score of 63 and a bike-ability score of 65. Although you cannot complete all of your errands on foot, there are approximately 29 restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the neighborhood. Most people who reside in the Linden Hills neighborhood are a bike ride away from one of the lakes, all of which feature numerous recreational and leisure activities.


 For a small neighborhood in Minneapolis, Linden Hills is home to some of the city’s favorite culinary spots. No matter your mood, there is something right around the corner. Below are some highlights.

Coffee Shop/ Cafés


  • Rose Street Patisserie – Patisserie 46’s sister restaurant serves fresh baked breads and pastries as well as lighter fare food.
  • Coffee and Tea Limited – Local coffee roaster and tea importer.
  • Sebastian Joe’s – Hand made ice cream and brewed-in-house coffee.
  • Penny’s Coffee – Nitro cold brew, on-tap coffee, espresso and savory or sweet crepes.
  • Turtle Bread – Bread shop offering sandwiches, soups, salads and a full coffee bar.
  • Zumbro Cafe –  A family run cafe serving breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch for the past 20 years.
  • Clancy’s Meats – Classic butcher shop and fish market that offers fresh made deli sandwiches.



  • Tilia – Classic neighborhood bistro serving well executed New American dishes in a cozy atmosphere.
  • Naviya’s Thai Brasserie – Creative and healthy approach to classic Thai food in a bright and inviting space.
  • The Harriet Brasserie – Offering brunch and dinner as well as a “tea time” menu this brasserie mixes French, Brazilian, classic American and a hint of Italian flavors.
  • Bread and Pickle – Seasonal eats on the shore of Lake Harriet.


Great shopping can be found around Upton Ave. and 43rd St. with something for the whole family. Acclaimed children’s bookstore, Wild Rumpus is home to many animals like mice, cats, chickens and spiders, to name a few. Kids can play with the animals and enjoy story hours throughout the day. Swing into Creative Kid Stuff next door, which features fun toys for all ages. Bibelot is also nearby and a great place for unique gifts, and Poppy’s is a must for women’s apparel. Finally, spend some time at Heartfelt to ignite your creativity with craft activities for all ages and entire families.     


The Linden Hills Festival takes place every year in May, complete with an art fair, yoga event and silent auction. Restaurants and local vendors come together to celebrate the neighborhood and kick off the summer. A complete list of neighborhood events can be found here.


Linden Hills Park –  Located west of Lake Harriet and South of Calhoun at Linden Hills Park is in the heart of the neighborhood. Amenities include: baseball fields, tennis courts, wading pools, soccer field, a basketball court, playground and ice rinks.

Beard’s Plaisance – Off of 45th and Upton Ave. Amenities include: picnic area, tennis courts and sled hill.

William Berry Park – by the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Amenities include: picnic area and boat rentals.


If you know Linden Hills is the spot for you, but haven’t been able to find the home of your dreams, call the A.D. Hays Group today. We’d be happy to show you a number of listings that are quietly for sale in Linden Hills.


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