Housing in the Minneapolis, MN Neighborhood of Bryn Mawr

Calhoun-Isles Real Estate and Housing 

The Calhoun neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN is one of the most sought after housing markets in the Twin Cities. Beautiful lakes, miles of walking and biking paths, trendy restaurants and bars and a great vibe make the area highly desirable for young couples as well as families. 

The Bryn Mawr – Cedar/Isles neighborhood in Minnesota was Named by Cottage Living Magazine in 2006 as one of the “Top 10 Cottage Communities” in the nation, and by Minnesota Monthly in 2010 as one of the “Best Places to Live”, and for good reason. This lovely neighborhood is located just a few miles from downtown and freeway access is fast and convenient. Bryn Mawr has lots of green space, well-maintained homes and is easily accessible to downtown Minneapolis, located just a mile to the east.

Bryn Mawr, whose name is thought to have originated by settlers from its namesake in Pennsylvania, is situated on the western edge of Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bounded by Golden Valley and Theodore Wirth Park to the west, Glenwood Avenue and Bassett’s Creek to the north, Bryn Mawr Meadows to the east and Interstate 394, Cedar Lake and 24th Street to the south.

Home owners of Bryn Mawr are surrounded by parks, playgrounds and trails, all while living in the convenience of an urban setting. Natural amenities within or bordering the neighborhood include Cedar Lake, which offers three swimming beaches as well as walking and biking trails around the lake, Bryn Mawr Meadows, Bassett Creek Park and the 742-acre Wirth Park, the largest regional park in the Minneapolis Park System and home to Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, miles of skiing and hiking trails, a snowboard park, 18-hole golf course and swimming beach. Additionally, biking is popular in this neighborhood with direct access to the Cedar Lake Bike Trail (America’s first “Bike Freeway”) that connects to downtown Minneapolis and other bike trails throughout Hennepin County.

While mostly residential, containing a plethora of green space, Bryn Mawr does have a small business district at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Cedar Lake Road that consists of a few eclectic smaller independent businesses Including a small neighborhood grocery store, two coffee shops, a pizza joint and a salon. There are also a few commercially oriented businesses along the Interstate 394 corridor.

Bryn Mawr is fairly diverse and has a good mixture of empty nesters, working professionals and families, with approximately half of all homes in the neighborhood having children. This makes sense considering the neighborhood is home to two of the top schools in the Minneapolis school system: Anwatin Middle School and the adjacent Bryn Mawr Elementary school; not to mention the numerous nearby parks, playgrounds and trails. There are very few renters in the neighborhood, with 87% percent of all households considered to be owner-occupied. Average median household income remained substantially higher at $69,609 per household as compared to an overall household income for Minneapolis of $37,974, making the neighborhood more affluent as compared to some of its neighbors.

The natural characteristics, well-maintained homes and convenience to downtown Minneapolis ensure that Bryn Mawr will remain one of the more unique and desirable neighborhoods in Minneapolis for years to come. A Calhoun-Isles, Minneapolis real estate agent will be able to provide you information on local schools, commute times, entertainment and of course home values.

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