King Field (Kingfield) was named after a anti-slavery activist Colonel William S. King, but also has a park within its grounds; King Park, named after Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One interesting aspect of the King Field neighborhood is murals. Businesses are decorated in works of art by professional artists partnered with local youth. There are 14 such murals in the neighborhood, and they are all a part of the King Field Mural Map. King Field is known for its volunteers dedicated to creating a vibrant, safe and welcoming community for all its residents. The neighborhood is mostly comprised of single-family houses with a few apartment buildings thrown into the mix.
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Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Before annexation in Minneapolis in 1887, Kingfield neighborhood was all farm area. During that year, the southern border of Minneapolis changed from 38th Street to 54th Street. The area was soon named after Colonel William S. King, who was an ex-congressman who lived in Minneapolis during the 19th century. He was chosen to be honored because he was a prominent figure in national affairs and was active in the anti-slavery struggle. Businesses in Kingfield first showed up in the 1940s, and many other businesses came and went, all of them built on passion for their services.
Today, about 8,000 people reside in Kingfield, and the community hosts an annual Summer Farmer’s Market and art show.
36th Street to the north, I-35W Interstate to the east, 46th Street to the south, and Lyndale Avenue to the west.
Carag, Lyndale, Central, Bryant, Regina, Field, Tangletown, East Harriet, and Lynnhurst.
This is a source that provides the over allcrime statistics of King Field.
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.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (4055 Nicollet Ave S 612-370-4908) was named for the civil rights activist following his death earlier in the year (October 9, 1968). Previously, the park had been called Nicollet Field. This park features a baseball field, basketball court, football field, playground, picnic area, a walking path, and more. It is known for the sculpture, Freedom Form #2, by nationally-renowned sculpture, Daniel LaRue Johnson, and honors Dr. King with its symbolism of friendship through outreach.
Blackbird Cafe (3800 Nicollet Ave. S, 612-823-4790 ) is a contemporary yet down-to-earth restaurant that features local products and made-from-scratch dishes. They've been serving hearty fare to the neighborhood for over ten years, and they do it with a smile. Their menus are seasonal, but they always offer the ever-popular pickle plate. Some of the other dishes have been boudin blanc, a walleye po'boy, and squid ink tagliatelle. They have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options as well.
Corner Table (4537 Nicollet Ave., 612-823-0011 ) is a classy and contemporary restaurant that is passionate about both Low Country fare and French techniques. They believe in locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients in preparing their food, and they are proud to produce fresh dishes on a daily basis. Their menu includes (when in season) white beet & hakurei turnip salad, sage bone-in pork belly, and dumpling northstar bison. They have a prix fixe menu as well a 'feed the s*** out of me & make it nice' option for the whole table.
Curran’s Restaurant (4201 Nicollet Ave. S, 612-822-5327 ) is a cheerful and friendly family restaurant (and family-owned by a second-generation Curran, Dennis) with lots of American comfort food such as nachos, burgers, and chicken wings. They also have liver and onions, sandwiches, and a tub of chicken--that's what they call it on their menu. They started as a root beer float in 1948, and they have served the neighborhood ever since.
Kyatchi (3758 Nicollet Ave. S, 612-236-4429 ) is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that has both traditional Japanese dishes and more modern fare as well. They have won awards for both their sushi and their hot dogs. Hot dogs? Yes, hot dogs, which includes an avocado & egg hot dog with Japanese mayo. On the Japanese side, in addition to sushi (so much sushi--all the sushi), they have kushimomo (skewers), donburi, tempura and ramen. For dessert, try the ginger panna cotta, which is gluten-free. They believe in sustainable living, and they work with several local sources to ensure the highest quality of ingredients.
Nighthawks Diner & Bar (3753 Nicollet Ave. S, 612-248-8111 ) has had a tempestuous ride in its short existence. It was opened in 2015, threatened with closing down in late 2016, and is now going strong. It's a casually classy restaurant with elevated American classics such as a roast turkey dinner, hamburgers, eggs Benedict, and biscuit & gravy. They are also known for their huge pancakes, and they have put the pastrami sandwich back on the menu, much to the delight of their ardent customers.
Patisserie 46 (4552 Grand Ave. S, 612-354-3257) is an open and welcoming bakery/restaurant that strives to be a cozy gathering place for the like-minded to make a connection and a respite from a hectic schedule. They aim to serve pastries (and other food) that nourish the soul as well as the stomach. Their menu includes several kinds of breads such as croissants, baguettes, and miche, and other dishes such as quiche, Parisian flan, and artisan caramels. They also provide catering.
The Lowbrow (4244 Nicollet Ave., 612-208-0720) is known as a cheery and bright spot to eat made-from-scratch comfort food with gluten-free options. Low Brow also offers vegetarian and vegan options, and their ingredients are locally grown on farms and sustainable. Their menu includes jalapeno hash, chorizo breakfast sausages, burgers, and a fried egg sandwich. They have different specials throughout the week, and on Mondays, they donate 10% of your bill to charity. They are a big believer in community.
Butter Bakery Cafe (3700 Nicollet Ave, 612-521-7401 ) is a well known cafe that serves breakfast, sandwiches, and baked goods. Hop on over for live music and seating both in and outdoors. Butter Bakery Cafe is a family-run cafe that welcomes people of all kinds and ages.
Jump back in time with a signature wall of previous guests at Victor’s 1959 Cafe (3756 Grand Ave, 612-827-8948 ). Victor’s 1959 Cafe is a cozy Cuban restaurant with patio seating and a beautiful collection of wines. Get excited about Cuban food with the use of traditional recipes, owned locally with a strong focus on hospitality.
A cozy, dimly lit tavern, Kings Wine Bar (4555 Grand Ave, 612-354-7928 ), features robust beer and wine with a side menu of Asian appetizers and entrees.
King Field has many different sorts of shops that range from clothings to furniture to gift shops.
At Digs (3800 Grand Ave, 612-827-2500), you can purchase cushy accessories and fabrics. Get knitting and crocheting supplies and even sign up for a class.
Pick up a new and unique game at Tower Games (3920 Nicollet Ave, 612-823-4477). You can also paint miniature figures inside the store and attend a different gaming event everyday.
Finally, 4Points Body Gallery (4222 Nicollet Ave, 612-310-4979) is a local tattoo place. Run by three local artists, 4Points Body Gallery is one of the most unique parts of King Field.
Community Arts & Music:
King Field is home to many art events and murals. Every year, there is a local Kingfield Community Art Show where you can make found object art and it will be displayed and sold at a silent auction. Besides the annual art show, walking through King Field’s streets will show you the many murals on the sides of businesses.
In 2003, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) put together a project to create outdoor murals on various local businesses. This was done by professional artists and local neighborhood youth.
King Field not only hosts the annual art show (see above), but also puts together a Farmer’s Market. The market is open every Sunday from mid-May to the end of October, and at the Market, you can purchase farm vegetables, locally made clothes, and build community with other neighbors and the non-profit Kingfield Neighborhood Association.
Most people in King Field get around in their own vehicle, but because of how intimate everything is in the neighborhood, it’s extremely possible to bus, walk, or bike. The neighborhood is safe and easy to enjoy the complex architecture in contrast to the nature aspects. Bussing is also fairly common in the neighborhood; the most common bus lines are the 18, 113, and 135 running down Grand Ave; the 4 on 46th street; and the 18 on Nicollet AVe. 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 only a few schools in the King Field neighborhood, ranging from preschool to college prep.
Lake Country School (3755 Pleasant Ave S, 612-827-3707) is a private, montessori school for grades K-8. They are an independant school with a student body of around 300 students and a goal to encompass diversity and inclusion.
Hiawatha College Prep (3000 Pleasant Ave S, 612-353-4324) offers middle school for grades 5-8. Their mission is to grow their students with knowledge, character, and leadership skills--and ultimately, prepare them for college. This is one of the four locations out of the series of schools with a student body of about 300.
Casa de Corazón (3928 Nicollet Ave S, 612-824-7831) is a Spanish immersion child day care. They teach children the beginning of Spanish and begin to open the kids up to more openness to learning throughout life. The pre-school serves organic food and also helps ready the kids for kindergarten.
Pilgrim Lutheran (3901 Nicollet Ave S, 612-825-5375)
is not only a church, but also a private school for grades K-8. It is a wholesome environment with the statement from the website, “Pilgrim welcomes people of every age and size, color and culture, every socio-economic and marital status, political conviction, sexual orientation and gender identity, ability and challenge. We welcome believers and questioners, and questioning believers.” The school itself focuses on small class sizes of 14 with the ability to then give a child individual attention and a high level of parent involvement.
Pilgrim Lutheran (3901 Nicollet Ave S, 612-825-5375)
Solomon’s Porch (100 W 46th St, 612-874-6555)
Faith Free Lutheran Church (140 W 44th St, 612-824-5527)
Judson Memorial Baptist Church (4101 Harriet Ave S, 612-822-0649)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (3921 Nicollet Ave S, 612-824-7714)
Getting back to the basics, what everyone needs, at one point or another: