Minnehaha Creek and its adjacent biking and walking paths run through the heart of the Nokomis neighborhood, providing this Minneapolis community with parks and green space to enjoy.
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Located south of Powderhorn at the southern edge of Minneapolis city limits, Nokomis is bordered by Interstate 35W to the west, Hiawatha Avenue to the east, 42nd Street to the north and Highway 62 to the south.
Nokomis has 11 neighborhoods: Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Page, Regina and Wenonah. Nokomis homes for sale include single-family homes built between the 1920s to 1960s, including two-story Colonial, stucco, brick and stone houses.
You'll find a wealth of retail stores, restaurants and cafes in Nokomis Village at 34th Avenue and 50th Street, including Al Vento restaurant. Another major business center is located at Chicago Avenue and 48th Street with restaurants, a theater and more.
Nokomis has a 12.6-mile portion of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Bikeway, with biking and walking paths along Minnehaha Creek. Nokomis residents and visitors from all areas of the Twin Cities enjoy Minnehaha Falls, Minnehaha Creek and Lake Nokomis recreational areas. Nokomis also features Lake Hiawatha Park and Lake Hiawatha Golf Course.
Lake Nokomis is one of only three sailing lakes in the Twin Cities area, with two supervised beaches and a public boat launch on the west side of the lake. The lake is also home to the annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.
Minnehaha Park, a 193-acre park with a large picnic area, bike rentals and plenty of biking and walking trails, is a highlight of the area. Minnehaha Falls is a 53-foot waterfall located at the center of the park. Residents also enjoy the Minnehaha Dog Park, an off-leash recreation area on the south end of Minnehaha Park.
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Nokomis neighborhood profile
- Minnehaha Park and Falls
- Lake Hiawatha and Lake Nokomis
- Hiawatha Golf Course