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 neighbourhood by City Pages, Armatage is the prefect place for families, strong community, volunteering opportunities, and a summer festival.
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Armatage Neighborhood Association
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.
54th Street to the North, Logan Avenue to the East, Highway 62 to the South, and Xerxes Avenue South to the West.
Creek Knoll, Lynnhurst, Kenny, East Harriet, White Oaks, and Richfield.
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Since most of the neighborhood was constructed before 1920, the house styles include Bungalows, Prairie-style, Arts and Crafts and other revival styles.
As of 2015, the average home sales price was $262,122 with an average days on market of 34. The average year built was 1920 with 2.9 bedrooms, and 1.7 baths with a total finished sqft of 1513. For more up to date information on Nokomis Real Estate, please contact Steven Hong with RE/MAX Results.
The only park in Armatage is called Armatage Park (2500 W 57th Street 612-370-4912). 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.
Armatage has some of the most unique restaurants in the Southwest Area.
Pizzeria Lola (5557 Xerxes Ave S, 612-424-8334), 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. Another great pizza place is Red Wagon (5416 Penn Ave, 612-259-7147 ). 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.
Broders’ (2308 W 50th Street, 615-925-3113) is an Italian restaurant that also includes a wine bar, pasta bar, deli, and catering. Like the formerly listed pizza places, Broders’ is a restaurant founded on a passion for food. Owners Molly and Tom had a desire to take cooking classes in Bologna, Italy. Their deli has been open since 1982, and since then, the entire restaurant has blossomed.
Right across the street from Broders’ is Terzo (2221 W 50th Street, 612-925-0330), a modern Italian restaurant. Enjoy classic Italian food and fine wines in a rustic space.
Lake Harriet Pizza (5009 Nicollet Ave, 612-920-7717 ) offers craft pizzas with specialized topppings. Locally owned since 1979, Lake Harriet Pizza will deliver pizza, garlic toast, chicken wings, salads, and big cookies.
Because Armatage is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, there isn’t much to do at night. However, grab your buddies and head over to one of the restaurants or the Southdale Mall to have a bite to eat, shop, or catch a movie!
Community Arts & Music:
Armatage has just a few locations for art. The Art in the Park: Mini Art Party usually occurs in mid-July in the Armatage Park. Otherwise, the Armatage Park itself does have an 18 foot bronze Garden Party sculpture by Scott Wallace that acts as a Neighborhood Gateway.
Armatage is a host to a massive Summer Festival that takes place in Armatage Park. As a family-friendly event, they provide a band, food vendors, car shows, raffles, face painting, and magic shows. Everyone is welcome to the Summer Festival, and the event encourages people to meet each other and get involved with your neighbors.
Otherwise, Armatage hosts a series of smaller Events such as monthly meetings, Neighborhood Garage Sales, and the newly organized Organics Recycling.
The Armatage neighborhood is fairly small, so it’s convenient for people to drive in their own vehicle, but because of how intimate everything is, bussing, walking, or biking are also good modes of transportation. In Armatage, bus lines fall to the 4 on Penn Ave and 60th Street, the 156 on 60th Street, and the 6 on Xerxes Ave. Busses are a great way to build community and carpool places, with a fare of $2.25 in rush hour and $1.25 during normal hours.
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There only school in the Armatage neighborhood is indeed
Armatage Elementary (2501 W 56th St, 612-668-3180). With their blue kangaroo mascot, Armatage provides a safe, intimate environment for children in PK to 5th grade.
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