East Harriet Farmstead
Quick Facts
County: Hennepin
Population: 3604
Size: 1.22 sq mi
Median Home Price: $420000
Average Rent Price: $1568
Commute to Mpls: 12 minutes
Commute to StP: 20 minutes
Utilities
Electricity: XCel Energy
Natural Gas: Centerpoint Energy
Garbage / Recycle: Minneapolis
Water: City
Sewer: City
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Welcome to East Harriet Farmstead

The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood is one of Southwest’s neighborhoods, receiving its name from Lake Harriet, which in turn was named after Henry Leavenworth’s wife. This area is widely park and nature based, with gardens and lakes taking up nearly half of the area. Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) and Lake Harriet are the two large lakes partially inside the East Harriet Neighborhood, as well as the Lyndale Park Rose Garden--which proudly displays 3,000 plants of over a hundred varieties of roses. Another appreciation of nature is provided in the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary, which is very close to the rose garden. The sanctuary is the end of the road for migratory birds in the spring; a popular place for warblers to gather. For those who love nature and lush greenery, East Harriet is for you. Most of the houses in East Harriet are two stories, and they are set back from the road.

Then and Now

The East Harriet neighborhood was strongly influenced by Colonel William S. King. The neighborhood began as his summer estate (Lyndale Farmstead) and was later transformed into a park. Parks were very important to Colonel King, and he was an avid player in setting aside land for parks surrounding Lake Harriet. In 1991, the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) was founded to preserve and obtain the neighborhood’s wants and needs. Comprised of neighbors and volunteers, the EHFNA has focused on amping the benefits of the Lyndale Farmstead Park. With more attention shining on the park, more and more people have moved into the area and turned it into a thriving neighborhood.

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Market Trends in East Harriet Farmstead MN

# Houses Sold 44 (single family)
Median Sales Price $420000 (single family)
Average Age 1916 (single family)
Square Feet 1928 $241/sqft (single family)
# TH / Condo Sold 14 (townhouse/condo)
Median Sales Price $201950 (townhouse/condo)
Average Age 1922 (townhouse/condo)
Square Feet 936 $219/sqft (townhouse/condo)

Parks

Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Dog Park - (3845 Dupont Ave S, 612-230-6400, website) Not only are there parks for people, but there are parks for dogs too. For instance, Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Dog Park is a completely fenced off park for the safety and enjoyment of dogs. The park does require a permit to bring your dogs to the park, with a $35 annual fee, or a $5 fee for just a day.
Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center - (3900 Bryant Ave S, 612-370-4948, website) Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center (3900 Bryant Ave S 612-370-4948) is a park that is very family-play friendly. With a biking path; football, soccer, and softball fields; a garden; ice skating rink; tennis court; walking path; and playground; the Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is a great place to take kids to goof off outside.
Lyndale Park Rose Garden - (4124 Roseway Road, 612-230-6400, website) Lyndale Park Rose Garden (4124 Roseway Road 612-230-6400) is the second oldest public rose garden in the country. They have 3,000 different types of plants in 100 varieties, located on a 1.5 acre space. Founded in 1946, the Lyndale Park Rose Garden also features an Italian fountain installed by Frank Heffelfinger in 1947.
Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary - (4124 Roseway Road, 612-230-6400, website) Right next to the Lyndale Park Rose Garden is Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary (4124 Roseway Road 612-230-6400). The Sanctuary offers wetland, prairie, and forest habitats across a 33 acre preserve for people to enjoy birdwatching and hiking. With a mission to identify and conserve areas for birds, the Sanctuary wants to help people connect to nature.

Restaurants

Harriet’s Inn - (4000 Lyndale Ave S, 612-354-8352, website) Harriet’s Inn, a modern pub, holds around 60 lunch and dinner options. The menu ranges from warm, greasy burgers and pot pies to healthier fresh salads and flatbreads. Not only are there many food options at Harriet’s Inn, there is also about 28 types of locally crafted beer and 24 varieties of wines.

Shopping

Calhoun Pet Supply - (901 W 36th Street, 612-824-1094)
Farmstead Bikeshop - (4001 Bryant Ave S, 612-824-9300, website) Farmstead Bikeshop (4001 Bryant Ave S, 612-824-9300)
Larue’s - (4001 Bryant Ave S, 612-827-7317, website) Larue’s (4001 Bryant Ave S, 612-827-7317) is a women’s clothing store that sells eccentrically patterned dresses, sweaters, hand warmers, and other vintage items to place around your house.

Nightlife

Harriet’s Inn - (4000 Lyndale Ave S, 612-354-8352, website) Harriet’s Inn, a modern pub, holds around 60 lunch and dinner options. The menu ranges from warm, greasy burgers and pot pies to healthier fresh salads and flatbreads. Not only are there many food options at Harriet’s Inn, there is also about 28 types of locally crafted beer and 24 varieties of wines.

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Schools

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