Mainly a residential city, the Kenny neighborhood, park, and school were named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse who developed the Kenny Method for treating Polio. She was the first to suggest a moving treatment for those with Polio. Instead of resting, she thought that they should still retain their exercise, and therefore was the uncredited woman for inventing physical therapy. The Kenny Neighborhood has a population of about 3,500. Everything in Kenny is close, making it advantageous to walk or bike around the area. The neighborhood is also very modern and has a wide range of businesses, schools, and of course, the hidden gem: Grass Lake. Whether you’re looking for an intimate area or larger houses built in the 1940s, Kenny could be the right fit for you.
Then and Now
In the 1950s, there was a large section of field owned by the Bachman Family. The family then switched their plant nursery location to another city, and thus, the field became what’s known today as Kenny Park. Not only does Kenny have Grass Lake and Kenny Park, it also features some of the largest homes in the Southwest area, having been constructed in the 1930s-50s. Most of the houses are Bungalow style, but there are also plenty of 2 story homes made of brick, stucco, and or metal.
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Market Trends in Kenny MN
# Houses Sold 87 (single family)
Median Sales Price $365000 (single family)
Average Age 1949 (single family)
Square Feet 1836 $215/sqft (single family)
# TH / Condo Sold 1 (townhouse/condo)
Median Sales Price $327500 (townhouse/condo)
Average Age 1998 (townhouse/condo)
Square Feet 1650 $198/sqft (townhouse/condo)
Grass Lake - (, , website) Grass Lake isn’t officially a park, but it’s still a great place to get some exercise. Bike or walk around the lake and enjoy tons of trees and peaceful nature scenery.
Kenny Park - (1328 W 58th St, 612-370-4901, website) Although Kenny only has one park, Kenny Park, it is generously spacious (with 9.23 acres of land) and entertainment-filled. Kenny Park is named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny. The park itself offers baseball, soccer, and softball fields; basketball and tennis courts; an ice skating rink, picnic area, play ground, hockey rink, and a wading pool.
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