Minneapolis Lake Bde Maka Ska Neighborhoods and Real Estate

The residential communities surrounding Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) and Lake of the Isles area is a great location for individuals who enjoy Minneapolis city living.

The business district is referred to as Uptown and the group of neighborhoods consisting of Bryn Mawr, Lowry Hill, CARAG, Lowry Hill East, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Kenwood and East Isles; along with East and West Calhoun is referred to as Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) Isles region

Along with single family homes and duplex buildings, the Minneapolis-Uptown neighborhood has historic- to- new condos and lofts. The MTC bus service connections run frequently during the daytime hours to the downtown Minneapolis and the southwest metro, which reduces commuting costs for residents working in the area.

The Minneapolis-Uptown location is a great place to live if you are looking for sustainable walking neighborhoods.

Minneapolis Uptown Real Estate

Lowry Hill – The community is located west of Minneapolis downtown and is a sought-after neighborhood with stylish 19th century homes built in Victorian, Prairie, Mediterranean, and Tudor styles.

 Some of the larger single-family homes have been converted into condos, which is ideal for individuals looking to experience urban condo living with the advantage of living near Lake Calhoun, Lake of Isles.  

Restaurants & Coffee Shops: : Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar, Caribou Coffee, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Namaste Café, Soho Café, Spy House Coffee Shop, Starbucks, Tao Organic Foods, and The Lowry.

Grocery Store: Kowalski’s MarketKowalski’s Market

Shopping: Dean Gallery, Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, H & B Gallery, First Tech Computer Store, My Sister’s Closet, and Nadeau Cafe.

Park: Thomas Lowry Park

Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association

Kenwood – Homes in this region are located around gently sloping hills that give them stunning view of the lakes.

The housing styles are from historic to modern luxurious one to two stories single-family homes, middle to high-end townhomes, mansion converted to condos, newer modern condos, and townhomes.

The Kenwood neighborhood is an embodiment of Minneapolis urban living.  It has an abundance of trails, parks, dog parks, and play areas for children.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops: The Kenwood Restaurant and Bar, Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Café, Caribou Coffee, Starbucks

Green Space: Kenwood-Lake of the Isles Park, Parade Park and Kenwood Park

Kenwood Isles Area Association


Bryan Mawr – This charming community has a small town charm with tree lined roadways and parks located on all sides among which the most famous are Bryn Mawr Meadows and Cedar Lake Park.

The neighborhood homes in the area are single family residences with spacious city yards and gardens and are considered the most affordable among Calhoun/Lake Isles region.

 Due to its relaxed lifestyle with green space it is a sustainable neighborhood within minutes from downtown Minneapolis via public transportation.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops: Bryan Mawr Coffee Shop, Cuppa Java, Bryan Pizza & Deli, Sparks

Shopping: Studio 411 Salon & Spa, and Cockadoodledoo Gifts

Green Space: Bryan Mawr Meadows Park, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary, and Theodore Wirth Park

Bryan Mawr Neighborhood Association

East and West Calhoun – The East & West Calhoun neighborhoods is bordered by Bryn Mawr and the north Minneapolis areas. Homes in this region consist of lakefront mansions to luxury penthouses along with condos, duplexes and single family homes. It is a vibrant neighborhood with active nightlife due to proximity of restaurants, theaters and shopping areas.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops: Noodles & Co, Chipotle, Five Guys, Tin Fish Restaurant, Barbette Restaurant, Dunns Bros, Caribou Coffee, and Rustica’s Bakery.

Shopping: Calhoun Square, Calhoun Village, Whole Foods, and Lunds Grocery Store

Green Space: Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, and Lake Harriet

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council


CARAG – Located minutes away from the twin lakes Calhoun and Lake of Isles, the neighborhood consists of single family homes along with condos and also apartment buildings. Due to its proximity to Lyn Lake business district, the location is a preferred residential area for professionals in the region. 

Restaurants & Coffee Shops: Bryant-Lake Bowl & Restaurant, Noodle Bowl, Muddy Waters, Herkimer Pub & Brewery, Louie’s Food & Deli, Urban Bean Coffee Shop, Bull Run Coffee Shop, El Meson, Crema Café, Pizza Luce, and Gigi Cafe

Shopping: Mottos, Via’s Vintage, The Buffalo Exchange,

Green Space: Midtown Greenway from Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) to Lake Street, Lake Calhoun and Lake of Isles.

Bryant Square Recreation Center

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Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor®, AHWD, GREEN, NCS
13784 83rd Way No, Ste. 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Direct: 612-616-9714

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