Standish-Ericsson is a neighborhood made up of two smaller, scenic neighborhoods. This is a mainly residential area that is also populated with much recreational land; for example, Lake Hiawatha Park and Lake Hiawatha Golf Course. Most of the houses in this area are single-family, bungalow homes, however there are a few apartments as well. One of the safest neighborhoods in Nokomis, Standish-Ericsson has many intimate features like parks, playgrounds, schools, the light rail, and a library. The area is big on volunteers, non-profit organizations, and community. To enhance this type of environment, the neighborhood participates in block parties and barbeques. You can visit their neighborhood website at
Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association.
The neighborhood of Standish-Ericcson was not considered to be ‘in town’ until after Swedish and Norwegian immigrants began building houses in the early 1900s. Now, it is mostly a residential and recreational area, with the Light Rail Train (LRT) line along the Hiawatha Corridor. The LRT offers the neighborhood easy access to downtown, the airport, and the Mall of America.
Standish is named after an elementary school, which first was named after Miles Standish from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem. On the other side, Ericsson is one of the few Minneapolis neighborhoods which is not named after a school. Instead, it acquired its name in honor of John Ericsson; a Swedish inventor and engineer who designed and built the U.S.S. Monitor for The United States Navy during the Civil War.
36th Street to the North, 42nd Street to the South, Hiawatha Avenue to the East, and Cedar Avenue to the West.
42nd Street to the North, Minnehaha Parkway to the South, Hiawatha Avenue to the East, and Cedar Avenue to the West.
Northrop, Hiawatha, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Longfellow, Powderhorn Park, Bancroft, Howe, and Corcoran.
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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.
Standish-Ericsson is a neighborhood that’s rich with parks and recreation centers.
Sibley Park (1900 E 40th Street, 612-370-4954). is one of Standish’s main attractions, with its tennis court, basketball court, hockey and ice skating rink, tot lot, soccer field, softball field, wading pool, and panoramic walking paths. Visitors can also enjoy the garden’s wildflowers and roses in the warmer months.
Lake Hiawatha Park (2701 E 44th Street, 612-370-4930) is a huge park of 241 acres of space. The land features trees, wide spaces, picnic areas, and the beautiful Hiawatha Lake. The park also includes a basketball court, tennis court, cross-country ski trail, footgolf, fishing, hockey and ice skating rinks, a horseshoe pit, playgrounds, public art, soccer and softball fields, and a wading pool.
A great recreational place in Standish-Ericsson is the famous Hiawatha Golf Club> (4553 Longfellow Ave, 612-724-7715). The Hiawatha Golf Course offers a space to golf, golfing classes and leagues, and a restaurant.
Carbone’s Pizza & Pub (4705 Cedar Ave, 612-724-0063) is a family pizzeria founded by Antoinette Carbone and her sons, Frankie and Mario. Opened in 1954, the restaurant uses traditional recipes from South Italy.
If you’re looking for fresh pastries, A Baker’s Wife Pastry Shop (4200 S 28th Ave, 612-729-6898 ) is a great option for delicious and unique bread with a wide selection.
Bill’s Garden Chinese Gourmet (4209 S 28th Ave , 615-721-4565) is a Chinese restaurant with traditional Chinese dishes like Lo Mein, Fried Rice, etc.
Chris & Rob’s Chicago’s Taste Authority (3101 E 42nd Street, 612-729-5507) is a restaurant owned by the Dubnecay brothers. They claim to serve the only authentic Chicago food in the Twin Cities, with a motto of, “Take a BITE out of Chicago!”
Head over to a simple eatery, Colossal Cafe (1839 E 42nd Street, 612-729-2377). Colossal Cafe serves American style food made from scratch. Colossal Cafe began as a restaurant that changed names many times . . . until Elizabeth and John Tinucci purchased the cafe. Throughout the years, the goal of the cafe was to provide creative and natural dishes.
Ted Cook’s 19th Hole Barbeque (2814 E 38th Street, 612-721-2023) is a barbeque that orginiated in 1968. The restaurant smokes all of their meat “to perfection in the real pit way”, using hickory and cherry wood. They offer a collection of ribs, beef, chicken, pulled pork, hot beef links, and warm sides with pie for dessert.
One of the final major restaurants in Standish-Ericsson is called Pilgrimage Cafe (2403 E 38th Street, 612-729-0034). It’s a warm, intimate cafe that includes a patio, with all day dining and brunch and entree options.
Looking for balloons? Head over to Balloon Express (2235 E 38th Street, 612-822-2800) for baloon decorations like arches, centerpieces, and bouqets. Balloon Express also has helium filled balloons and personalized balloons.
DreamHaven Books (2301 E 38th Street, 612-823-6161) has all sorts of books that range from new and used books in science fiction, fantasy, horror, film, comcis, and graphic novels. You can order online or visit their shop to pick up new reading material or attend one of their events, such as meeting visiting authors.
If you’re an avid skater, MXKSkate (4048 S 28th Ave, 612-345-5071) is the place for you! MXKSkate sells all types of longboards, skateboards, decks, trucks, wheels, and other products. Max, the owner of the shop, had a goal to educate and empower people to skateboard.
Doodle Bird Desgin & Gifts (2803 E 42nd Street, 612-345-7961) has crafty accessories, clothes, wall art, and house appliances. It’s a great store for gifts--whether you’re buying it for someone else or treating yourself!
Standish-Ericsson has quite a few places to hang out at at night.
The Cardinal Restaurant & Bar (2920 E 38th Street, 612-724-5837) is great place to hang out with friends. With a full kitchen and a variety of beer, The Cardinal also offers pizza, gluten free beer and cider options, and lots of entertainment. Challenge your friends with pool and darts, or create new memories your friends at Karaoke.
Another fun night place is Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub (2716 E 38th Street, 612-208-1450). Grab a beer and a bite of gourmet sandwiches--with smoked foods such as turkey, beef, pork, cheese, and eggs.
Finally, Buster’s On 28th (4204 S 28th Ave, 612-729-0911) is a bar and grill with beer, wine, and brunch food options. This homey bar also serves desserts, appetizers, soup & salads, pizza, and burgers & sandwiches.
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Standish-Ericsson doesn’t have much art or music, but they are a part of helping preserve the earth. In 2016, they launched a project called SENA Clean Water Quality Project where they ask their residents to pledge to help protect water. Pledging includes signing up your family and taking actions that will help keep water clean.
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The Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association has monthly meetings to talk about events, decisions, and other orders of business. They have a variety of different committees for the neighborhood that meet each month, such as the Education Committee, Business Committee, and Parks Committee, just to name a few.
Although Standish-Ericsson is an expansive area, it is a great place to drive, walk, bike, and bus.
The most common bus lines are the 22 running down 28th Street; the 14 and the 46 on 42th Street; and the 23 on 38th Street. Busses are a great way to easily carpool places, with a fare of $2.25 in rush hour and $1.25 during other hours.
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There are quite a few schools in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood, ranging from preschool to elementary.
Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center (4315 31st Ave, 612-668-4520) is an elementary school named after Cyrus Northrop, a teacher and second President of the University of Minnesota. They offer the usual type of education, as well as vocal music, art, P.E., and media. Their goal is to ensure that every student receives balanced, individual, and rigorous education and academic disciplines.
St. Helena Catholic School (3200 E 44th Street, 612-729-9301) offers schooling for children grades K-8, with a mission to help children develop a spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and pyshical character. Their average class size is currently 17, and they also offer French, Spanish, Orchestra, Choir, Art, and Music.
St. Helena Catholic School (3200 E 44th Street, 612-729-9301)
Roosevelt High School (4029 S 28th Street, 612-668-4800) is a high school with a mission to provide challenging academics and courses for successful lives. They offer their students French, Spanish, and Arabic; Beginning Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Piano; and extracurricular opportunities.
Folwell Performing Arts Magnet (3611 20th Ave S, 612-668-4550) is rigorous academics school that tries to engage diverse students through rich art traditions.
Finally, Friendship Academy-Fine Arts (2600 E Street, 612-879-6703) has a mission to educate confident, creative, and competent children into citizens. They offer schooling for K-6 grades, with many academics and arts classes.
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