Diamond Lake, MN Homes for Sale
Welcome to the Diamond Lake Neighborhood
Diamond Lake is the southernmost neighborhood in Minneapolis, but that doesn’t mean it’s too far out to enjoy everything the city has to offer. In fact, it’s in a fantastic location as it lies between I-35 and Cedar Avenue to the west and east and East Diamond Lake Road and 62nd Street to the north and south. Like bordering neighborhoods, Hale, Page, and Windom, Diamond Lake is primarily residential with just over 2,000 households, though there are plenty of local restaurants, neighborhood groceries, and churches that add to the community vibe. Diamond Lake is a bit newer than many of the surrounding neighborhoods, and many of the homes were built between 1935 and 1955, and the architecture reflects this. Bungalows, art deco, and mid-century modern style homes with mature trees, hardwood floors, and big windows are the norm.
Diamond Lake Amenities & Recreation
If you love to spend a day at the lake, go for a jog around the park, or have a picnic with your family, you don’t have to go far to enjoy outdoor activities in Diamond Lake.
Diamond Lake stretches across much of the west side of the neighborhood, creating an 81-acre wildlife ecosystem that’s great for shady nature walks and fishing. Beside the lake, Todd Park is a great neighborhood park that has a playground, tennis courts and sporting fields, and plenty of green space that is a popular site for local festivals.
Just outside of Diamond Lake is Lake Nokomis, a massive lake that offers sailing, fishing, and a beach area for swimming. Plus, there are boat rentals, walking paths, tennis and basketball courts, and sport fields. It’s a lovely spot, whether you want to spend the day or just take your dog for a walk.
Other outdoor activities nearby include:
- Solomon Park
- Veterans Park
- Wood Lake Nature Center
- Lake Hiawatha and Hiawatha Golf Course
Shopping & Dining in Diamond Lake
Though the area is primarily residential, everything you need is either in the neighborhood or within just a few minutes.
Restaurants & Cafes
- Heather’s (Bistro-style dining)
- 5-8 Club (Bar & Grill known for their cheese-stuffed burgers)
- Guava’s Cuban Cafe
- Hot Plate (Funky diner with gourmet breakfasts)
- Sassy Spoon (Gluten-free fare)
- George & the Dragon (Classic pub fare)
- Whole Sum Kitchen (Juice bar & cafe)
- ie Italian Eatery (modern Italian)
Diamond Lake is also less than 10 minutes away from the Mall of America and less than 15 minutes south of Downtown, so it’s easy to enjoy the best Minneapolis has to offer.
Schools in Diamond Lake
If you’re considering homes for sale in Diamond Lake, this neighborhood is part of Minneapolis Public Schools and the neighborhood is served by:
- Hale Elementary (K-4)
- Field Elementary (5-8)
- Washburn Senior High School
For private education, nearby options include but are not limited to:
- Minnehaha Academy Upper School (9-12)
- Minnehaha Academy Lower & Middle (PK-8)
- Highland Catholic School (PK-8)
- The Blake School (PK-12)
- Breck School (PK-12)
- Benilde-St. Margaret’s (7-12)
- Avail Academy (K-12)
- St Paul Academy (K-12)
- Academy of Holy Angels (9-12)
- Northwestern Venture High School (9-12)
- Hope Academy (K-12)
- Our Lady of Grace (K-8)
- Lake Country (PK-8)
Schedule Your Tour for Diamond Lake Real Estate Today
If you are ready to purchase a home and would like to explore the Diamond Lake homes for sale, please call Stutsman Realty, Inc. at 952-927-4144. We have helped buyers find their dream home in and around Minneapolis since 1992 and look forward to helping you, too. If you are already a resident, please make sure to connect with us and contact us if you are considering listing your current home on the market.