Linden Hills Neighborhood News and Events

Linden Hills

Photo by Ed Kohler licensed under Creative Commons

Linden Hills is located in southwest Minneapolis. It’s bound on the north by 36th Street West and Lake Calhoun, on the east by William Berry Drive and Lake Harriet, on the south by 47th Street West, and on the west by France Avenue, which is the city limit.

The neighborhood, named by the developer for the linden trees and rolling terrain, was developed in the 1880s to entice homebuyers to leave downtown for cottages on Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. Most of the original cottages have been replaced by large bungalows and Tudors.

The Lake Harriet-Como Streetcar ("Trolley") line runs through the neighborhood. Built at the end of the 19th century to connect downtown Minneapolis with the lakes, the historic rail line now only operates between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun.

(Description from City of Minneapolis website)

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass.

Kairos Alive! focuses on inclusive, intergenerational dance theater

Kairos Alive! is an inter-generational dance group that welcomes people from all ages, all backgrounds and all abilities. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more. [Audio below]

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No such thing as the bus rider blues: Linden Hills Power and Light's Public Transportation Initiative

Linden Hills Power and Light has quite the green report card. Originally created with the goal of shrinking the community’s local carbon footprint, Linden Hills Power and Light (LHP&L) has utilized education efforts, community engagement and organizing to promote sustainable habits and energy conservation.

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A day to honor Planet Earth

(Photo courtesy of NASA)

"When one tugs a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." John Muir

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