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If you are looking to buy a house in Longfellow, there is plenty of Minneapolis real estate to be had, and this is a great place to start. You can do a quick search for houses in Longfellow by using the Longfellow Area Home Searches above and below. We have broken down the area according to popular price ranges, so feel free to browse to your heart content. Longfellow is a community made up of five neighborhoods—Longfellow, Cooper, Seward, Hiawatha and Howe. Longfellow is named, naturally, after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote about Minnesota and Minnehaha Falls. The Longfellow community is in the southeastern part of Minneapolis. This district is bounded on the West by Hiawatha Avenue, on the North by I-94, on the East by the Mississippi River, and on the south by Minnehaha Park.
The Longfellow neighborhood is located on the western side of the five-neighborhood community. It is bound on the north by 27th Street, on the east by 38th Avenue, on the south by 34th Street, and on the west by Hiawatha Avenue. Longfellow is obviously named after the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It has many multi-family rental units in it as well as an industrial area. The LRT serves the neighborhood and runs along Hiawatha Avenue. Longfellow Park is full of things to do, no matter the season. Picnics in summer; ice hockey in winter—what could be better?
Seward is a neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It is bordered to the north by I-94, to the east by the Mississippi River, to the south by 27th Street, and to the west by Hiawatha Avenue. Seward is named for Willie Seward, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State. Just a little over half of Seward is residential, while nearly a fifth of it is industrial. There are many funky shops located in Seward, and great eateries such as the Seward Community Café and Birchwood Café, both which deeply care about the community.—and have tasty food, much of it vegetarian and/or organic as well. Seward has easy access to the LRT, which takes people to downtown, the Mall of America, and the airport. It is also home to the Playwrights’ Center, which is a thriving hub for creative works by artists old and new.
Cooper is in the eastern part of the Longfellow community, and in southeastern Minneapolis. It extends to the 27th Street railroad tracks to the north, to the Mississippi River to the east, to 34th Street East to the south, and to 38th Avenue South to the west. As with many neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Cooper was named after its elementary school, which itself was named after James Fenimore Cooper, the famed American author. He was born in 1789 and is best known for his book, The Last of the Mohicans. Cooper is mainly a residential area, but it has a thriving business section up and down Lake Street. Of course, for those who wish to view the scenic Mississippi River, there are plenty of parks from which to do so in the Cooper neighborhood.
The Howe neighborhood is in the southeastern part of the Longfellow community. It is delineated to the north by 34th Street, to the east by West River Parkway, to the south by 40th Street, and on the west by Hiawatha Avenue. Howe is named after its elementary school, which is named after Julia Ward Howe, the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, and a resolute activist as well. Howe is mostly residential, and the neighborhood has been slowly renovated over time. The West River Parkway is chockfull of several wondrous sights, and it runs into the Mississippi River.
Hiawatha neighborhood is part of the Longfellow community, and it is located in the southeastern tip of this community. Hiawatha is bound by 40th Street to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, 54th Street to the south, and Hiawatha Avenue to the west and south. Obviously, like many of its neighboring cities, Hiawatha takes its name from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. To be more precise, it takes its name from its’ elementary school which takes its name from the poem. One of the perks to living in Hiawatha is that the light-rail transit line runs along Hiawatha Avenue, connecting downtown Minneapolis with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There are some businesses on Minnehaha Avenue, which runs parallel to Hiawatha Avenue, unlike much of the rest of the neighborhood which comprises of mostly single-family houses. Another perk to living in Hiawatha is that a third of the neighborhood is open land, including Minnehaha Park, and the Mississippi River’s Lock and Dam Number 1. There is a statue of Hiawatha and Minnehaha in Minnehaha Park near Minnehaha Creek.