Lynnhurst, Minneapolis: Neighborhood Overview and Introduction

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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 feels like home or even to talk through the best options for your situation!

Lynnhurst Neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN


 Lynnhurst is an attractive, charming and family-friendly neighborhood located in southwest Minneapolis. This area offers the best of city living in conjunction with a natural setting on the southeast side of Lake Harriet. In addition to the lake, Minnehaha Creek runs through the neighborhood, so there’s no shortage of scenery here.

Home Types

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in southwest Minneapolis, Lynnhurst is home to beautiful, tree-lined streets, offering homes in a large range of historic styles. Consisting of mainly single-family homes in the arts and crafts, as well as prairie styles, Lynnhurst has plenty of houses in the styles of colonial, Tudor and romantic revival. Some duplexes and small apartment houses were built along Lyndale, Bryant and Penn Avenues South.

Rent vs Own

88% of homes in Lynnhurst are owned and 12% rented.

Home Prices

 The median value of a home in the Lynnhurst neighborhood sits at $542K (compared to $215K median value of Minneapolis homes), while the median list price is $677K (compared to $275K median list price of Minneapolis homes).


6,140 residents of the 200,000+ person population of Minneapolis call Lynnhurst home. The neighborhood has remained popular and has seen a 2.9% population increase since 2010.


Lynnhurst is located within the Minneapolis Public School District. The neighborhood’s main schools are Southwest High School, Lake Harriet Community School, Burroughs Elementary School, all of which are ranked as some of the top in the state.

Getting Around

Although the area is very bike-friendly, with abundant lanes and paths, the majority of residents choose to get around by car. However, there are options for everyone, even if you don’t want to own a car.

With all of the retail, dining and entertainment options around this neighborhood, you can actually get to a lot of places on foot. From grocery stores to fitness centers to restaurants and bars, this neighborhood has it all.

Plus, if you ever get bored of the immediate options, it’s less than six miles to central downtown, making it easily accessible to Lynnhurst residents.

Restaurants and Shopping: Living in Lynnhurst gives you access to a large array of unique restaurants and bars, coffee shops, and retail shopping. There are centralized business nodes at the corners of 46th/Bryant, 50th/Bryant, 50th/Penn and 54th/Penn, almost each featuring an array of restaurants and retail options.  

Some dining and shopping options include:


  • Lake Harriet Pizza – one of southwest Minneapolis’ best pizza places, in business since 1979.
  • The Malt Shop – known for its classic American fare, nostalgic setting and, of course, delicious malts!
  • George and the Dragon – popular with both critics and the locals, George and the Dragon offers a new spin on the traditional pub food in a cozy, inviting setting.
  • Broders Cucina Italiana/Pasta Bar – famous Italian eatery on the corner of Penn Ave. and 54th St.


  • Patina – Patina is a specialty purveyor known for selling a curated mix of home décor, fragrance, paper, jewelry, toys and many more unique items.
  • Paperback Exchange – With over 150,000 books for sale, you’re sure to find something to read that will pique your interest.
  • Nu Look Consignment – Nu Look is a leading, award-winning consignment shop with a location in Lynnhurst.

The neighborhood today is still as beautiful as it was when it was founded more than 100 years ago. The many independent shops, gorgeous and historic homes, dining and entertainment options, along with great schools, recreational opportunities and residents, help make Lynnhurst an ideal neighborhood for almost anyone.


Ready to call Lynnhurst home? If so, contact A.D. Hays Group today. We have more than three decades buying and selling homes in the Lynnhurst neighborhood. Our team of experts are ready to help you with any and all of your real estate needs – if you want a neighborhood expert in Minneapolis, we’re the team to call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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