One of the most gorgeous areas of Minneapolis, Lake Calhoun is located in trendy southwest Minneapolis, commonly known as Uptown. This scenic location is a perfect choice for those wishing to enjoy all of the amenities of city life, while also having immediate access to all of the outdoor recreational benefits the lake has to offer.
In the early twentieth century, Minneapolis purchased the lands surrounding what is now known as the “Chain of Lakes” in order to preserve them as public parks. Today, the lakes are among Minneapolis’ most distinctive features, and provide the city with its common nickname, the “City of Lakes.” This area is one of the districts that make up the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, a green path that circles the city through almost all of its notable neighborhoods, including the Downtown Riverfront, the Mississippi River, Minnehaha, Theodore Wirth, Victory Memorial, and the Northeast areas. Bikers and pedestrians regularly use the byway as an alternative and scenic means of transportation and recreation.
Lake Calhoun is 3.1 miles around for pedestrians, with a 3.2 mile bike and skater trail. On any given Minnesota summer day, a wide range of people can be found enjoying the great breeze the water provides, whether exercising, fishing or reading a book near the shore. For those who like to get right into the water, the lake is also popular for swimming, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing, among other aquatic activities. If that isn’t enough, Calhoun is only one of Minneapolis’ famed Chain of Lakes, connected to Lake Harriet on the southern end, Lake of the Isles on the northeast, and Cedar Lake on the northwest side.
One of the most popular sections of the lake, Thomas Beach, is host to the annual Minneapolis Aquatennial, a ten day extravaganza featuring water-ski and sailing performances, a block party, and numerous other local events and competitions. If you haven’t stretched your sea legs much, don’t worry—Thomas Beach also offers swimming lessons and the ever-popular Lake Calhoun Sailing School, open every year from April to October for children and adults of all ability and experience levels. The Calhoun Yacht Club and the University of St. Thomas Sailing Club are also based here and regularly draw large, enthusiastic audiences.
Because of its position at the edge of the Uptown district, Lake Calhoun boasts a great scene for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The famous Hennepin Avenue, within easy walking distance from the lake, offers several movie theaters, a wide range of fine and casual restaurants, and many of the trendiest bars and nightclubs Minneapolis has to offer. Just a couple of miles further down the road lies Loring Park and downtown Minneapolis, both easily accessible by car, bus, or bike. All of these reasons make Lake Calhoun one of the most desired areas to live in the entire Twin Cities.
In terms of real estate, Lake Calhoun offers a little bit of everything, from affordable apartments, duplexes and condominiums, to single family homes, to extraordinary lakeshore residences and high-rises. Some of the more interesting architectural work in all of Minneapolis real estate can be found here; in the current market, buying a home near the lake is an incredibly wise investment. Many beautiful homes are currently available with amazing views at affordable prices.
If you are more interested in renting, or are looking to relocate to Minnesota, I will be happy to help you out with our relocation package and guide. I, as well as many of my clients, own rental property and would be happy to arrange a tour with you to acclimate you with the area. Please check my website as well for our convenient relocation salary calculator and other relocation services.
For your convenience, we are a fully cooperating member of the Twin Cities real estate community. The multiple listing service, or MLS, allows all member agents to view what is available in the market so you don’t feel compelled to go with an agent you are not comfortable with. So regardless of the company sign in the yard, please feel free to give me a call to arrange an appointment to view a home that you are interested in. Our website contains many helpful tools to get you started on your journey today, including mortgage rate calculators, mortgage rate quotes, and online mortgage applications. If you would like to browse for yourself, check out our Search Online Now! application. This will grant you access to all of the homes currently available through our multiple listing service.
In the event that you are planning to sell your Lake Calhoun home, I would encourage you to visit my website, and take advantage of our free service designed to assist you in establishing your home’s market value, under the link marked “Market Analysis.” For any additional assistance, please feel free to call or email me, and I would be glad to assist you with any additional information.
I’m extremely familiar with the area and have lived in the Twin Cities my entire life. When making an important life decision, such as relocating, purchasing a home or selling a home, it is important to have someone on your side to give you honesty and expertise. I strongly encourage you to contact me with any questions you have or to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you. VISIT OUR LAKE CALHOUN SPECIFIC SITE AT http://www.LakeCalhounMN.com