Windom neighborhood and elementary school are named after William Windom. William Windom served in the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate for Minnesota (1850s), and twice took on the role of United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Part of the Southwest area, the neighborhood itself is tucked in between Kenny and Crosstown Highway, featuring many businesses, recreation, and areas to shop. Windom Community Council has a goal to make their neighborhood attractive and supportive whilst recognizing their cultural diversity and keeping the area safe and clean. Supporting this goal are locally owned businesses, neighborhood events, and even a community garden where you can participate in growing vegetables and flowers.
The industrial patch of Windom makes up roughly 15% of the land, and most of the houses are sturdy homes with two or three bedrooms, constructed mainly before the 1940s. Located closely to the city and other surrounding suburbs, Windom is a good area to stay in touch with other neighborhoods.
You can find more information at the neighborhood’s web page:
Windom Community Council
In the early 1900s, Minneapolis had begun to expand their streetcar lines. Due to the noise and danger of the growing method of transportation, citizens were encouraged to leave the city and make a new place to live.
bound to the north by 54th Street and Diamond Lake Road, to the east by 35W, to the south by Highway 62, and to the west by Highway 121.
Lynnhurst, Kenny, Tangletown, Hale-Page-Diamond Lake, 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.
Although Windom doesn’t have any actual parks within its boundaries, there is a <ahref=”http://www.windommpls.org/#!garden/c5u2" target="_BLANK">community garden on Nicollet Avenue and 62nd Street. For a small fee, you can reserve a garden plot and plant with other neighbors in the community.
Another option just across the street from Windom’s border is <aNicollet Park (6300 1st Ave S 612-861-9395), which falls in the Richfield lines, but is extremely close to Windom.
There are many different restaurants around Windom:
<ahref=”http://www.tailgatesportscafe.com/" target="_BLANK">Tailgate Sport Cafe (6050 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-5600) is a sports restaurant based off of customer feedback. At Tailgate, you can enjoy a low-priced dinner of starters, wings, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and pizza, as well as entrees, desserts, and a kids’ menu. Every day beholds a different daily special, such as Saturday kids eat free and Monday is 50 cent wings.
Another dine and bar restaurant is called <ahref=”http://thepattywagonmn.com/" target="_BLANK">The Patty Wagon (6042 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-5500). A family-friendly burger joint, The Patty Wagon has a wide variety of burgers, salads, sandwiches, wings, and hot dogs.
If you’re in more of a mood50s , head over to <ahref=”http://www.godfathers.com/”target="_BLANK">Godfather’s Pizza (5801 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-6133). Located within the walls of Bobby & Steve’s Auto World, Godfather’s Pizza has dine in, pizza delivery, and carry out. Known for thick-crust pizzas, enjoy pizza, calzones, sides, and desserts from a well-known chain.
Another fantastic pizza place is of course another chain restaurant: <ahref=”https://www.toppers.com/”target="_BLANK">Toppers (5447 Nicollet Ave S 612-824-6000). You can order a pizza at toppers to be purchased over the counter or via delivery. Toppers has a wide collection of different toppings, such as mac n cheese or buffalo chicken, just to name a few.
<ahref=”http://www.cathaychowmein.biz/" target="_BLANK">Cathay Chow Mein (5457 Nicollet Ave S 612-824-3358) is a take-out Chinese restaurant with noodles, stir-fry, and rice.
Looking for BBQ? <ahref=”http://www.scottjamamas.com/" target="_BLANK">Scott Ja-Mama’s (3 W Diamond Lake Road 612-823-4450) is a great place to go. As a small take-out joint with minimal seating, they do offer racks from full to quarter, chickens, combos, and sandwiches. With an encouragement to call ahead or order after 5, Scott Ja-Mama’s also offers catering and flavour-bursting food.
<ahref=”http://patricksbakerycafe.com/" target="_BLANK">Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe (6010 Lyndale Ave S 612-861-9277) is an upscale patisserie with cute pastires and coffees. Patrick’s Cafe has one goal: make a great meal with a good emotional experiences through beautiful pastries and exquisite meals.
Windom has a few areas of shopping, <ahref=”http://www.petersbilliards.com/" target="_BLANK">Peter's Billiards (6150 Lyndale Ave S 612-866-8433), <ahref=”http://www.goodwilltcmn.com/" target="_BLANK">Goodwill (6023 Nicollet Ave S 612-866-0116), and <ahref=”http://www.beadhivebeads.com/" target="_BLANK">Beadhive (5458 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-5500). Peter's Billiards is a furniture store, mostly selling decorative items or recreation furniture. Goodwill, the nonprofit chain, sells pre-owned or slightly used clothing, furniture, and housewares. Find good deals with profits going to employment and services for people with disabilities. Finally, Beadhive. Beadhive sells beads and supplies of all sorts. Take a class, craft the bracelet of the month, throw a party, or simply shop for beads! Beadhive is always coming up with new events and showcasing new supplies.
Windom has a few places to hang out at night.
<ahref=”http://www.tailgatesportscafe.com/" target="_BLANK">Tailgate Sport Cafe (6050 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-5600) is a sport’s bar and cafe. Enjoy beer and watching the game with buddies and or take out some one close to a warm meal in an upbeat environment.
<ahref=”http://thepattywagonmn.com/" target="_BLANK">The Patty Wagon (6042 Nicollet Ave S 612-861-5500) has a bar counter as well as a large selection of food.
Community Arts & Music:
Windom’s art is strongly tied to the <ahref=”http://tmora.org/" target="_BLANK">The Museum of Russian Art (5500 Stevens Ave 612-821-9045). The Museum features Russian art and artifacts, with events, classes, and a gift shop. As a fun place to visit with kids, friends, or yourself, The Museum of Russian Art is open 10AM-5PM.
Windom hosts a series of events such as committee meetings, movies in the park, ice cream socials, and National Night Out. These events are a great way to get involved in the neighborhood, meet others, and get to know the area better!
Windom offers all sorts of modes of transportations. Besides your own vehicle, many people walk, bike, carpool, or bus. In Windom, bus lines fall to the 18 and 554 on Nicollet Ave and the 4 and 558 running on Lyndale Ave. Busses are a great way to build community and save gas through carpool, with a fare of $2.25 in rush hour and $1.25 during normal hours.
You can find out more about bussing here:
The only school in Windom is <ahref=”http://windom.mpls.k12.mn.us/" target="_BLANK">Windom School (5821 Wentworth Ave S 612-668-3370). Named after William Windom, the Windom School Mission is to “prepare children from linguistically and ethnically diverse backgrounds for success in school”. The school uses a Dual Immersion school system to welcome all children and families--celebrating and valuing diversity. A school for grades K-5th, Windom is curriculum based and encourages the Spanish Immersion aspect.
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