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Stretching south from I-94 along the Mississippi River, the Longfellow community includes these neighborhoods: Seward, Longfellow (of course), Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood may be best known for its bungalows.

It proudly declares itself a Traditional Bungalow Neighborhood on signs throughout the community, and has had its special homes featured in countless magazines and books. Built to be affordable, manageable and most of all beautiful, Longfellow provides the perfect setting for Craftsman cottages. But maybe it’s the Mississippi River and its biking and walking trails on the east, or historic Minnehaha Falls to the, or the new Hiawatha Light Rail line on its western border that Longfellow is best known for. Or perhaps, it is the lush, new, Midtown Greenway bike path on its northern border.

It can be difficult to decide.

And you can’t ignore Lake Street, which travels through Longfellow to the Mississippi, providing a vast array of shops and businesses.  From sushi to Sliders, from motor scooters and car mechanics to veterinary care and cappuccino, you can find it here.

Longfellow remains an affordable, friendly, diverse and walkable neighborhood, with scenery second to none.

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