Armatage neighborhood is located in the Southwest corner of the city. The area is great for food lovers, families, and fitness. Armatage has a lot of unique restaurants, neighborhood is built up with mostly single-family housing and some multifamily buildings, and Lake Harriett is easily accessible for a quick jog. The neighborhood is named for the Armatage Community and Montessori School. In turn, the school is named for Maude Armatage; a community leader who became the first woman elected to a Minneapolis municipal office in the position of Commissioner at Large (a seat on the Park Board) in June of 1921. She was unanimously elected the Vice President of the Board in 1924. Café Maude is a popular bistro in Armatage that is also a salute to this pioneer woman. It also has great food and live music, and is therefore difficult to get reservations. The café has a motto of civilized leisure, so if you want American food with a twist, this is the place for you.
Rated the best neighborhood by City Pages, Armatage is the prefect place for families, strong community, volunteering opportunities, and a summer festival.
Then and Now
Armatage began in Richfield, but was annexed over to Minneapolis in 1920. The neighborhood earned its name after Maude Armatage, a member of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners. She served for 30 years, fighting to improve civics, culture, leisure time, and education in the neighborhood. Armatage also fought for women’s rights during a time when it was still taboo to speak of. Ms. Armatage was a face of duty, integrity, and devotion for the neighborhood, and became the inspiration for the name.
Most of the housing in Armatage was built between 1949 and 1969. 5 percent of housing was built before World War II, and therefore Armtage’s houses have more of a modern and spacious flavour to the neighborhood.
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Market Trends in Armatage MN
# Houses Sold 122 (single family)
Median Sales Price $350000 (single family)
Average Age 1953 (single family)
Square Feet 1887 $209/sqft (single family)
# TH / Condo Sold 1 (townhouse/condo)
Median Sales Price $207000 (townhouse/condo)
Average Age 1980 (townhouse/condo)
Square Feet 1232 $168/sqft (townhouse/condo)
Armatage Park - (2500 W 57th Street, 612-370-4912, website) The only park in Armatage is called Armatage Park. Named after Maude Armatage, the park and recreation center has a wide assortment of playing fields and even a Tier 1 skateboard park. The park also has a state-of-the-art playground with all kinds of swings as well as a climbing wall; baseball, soccer, football, and softball fields; hockey rink; picnic area; wading pool; and public art.
Pizzeria Lola - (5557 Xerxes Ave S, 612-424-8334, website) Pizzeria Lola, a delicious pizzeria, was founded by a Korean immigrant who loved food, joy, and cooking. The restaurant is named after the owner’s dog, and the space itself is open and warm.
Red Wagon - (5416 Penn Ave, 612-259-7147, website) Another great pizza place is Red Wagon. Enjoy a selection of pizza, pizza based dishes, salads, soups, and pasta. Founded in New Jersey, raised in Detroit, and alive in Minnesota, Red Wagon is a passion based restaurant run by Pete and Jacquie Campell.
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