East Harriet Homes for Sale

Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood of Minneapolis

Located in Southwest Minneapolis, East Harriet is home to around 3,500 residents and offers an incredible location by Lake Harriet, a picturesque setting, and close proximity to the culture, shopping, and dining in both Uptown and Downtown.

East Harriet is bordered on the west by Lake Harriet and by Lyndale Avenue to the east and lies between 36th Street and 46th Street to the north and south. Because it’s just a few blocks to Interstate 35 and Hennepin Avnue, commuting is easy, whether you work in Downtown or an outlying area. Like adjacent neighborhoods like CARAG and King Field, East Harriet homes for sale are sought after and tend to sell quickly.

History of East Harriet

In 1885, Minneapolis’s border stopped at 38th Street, but as it expanded in 1887 to 54th Street new neighborhoods grew from farm land. East Harriet was one of these neighborhoods, and  Colonel William S. King (who is thought to not have been an actual colonel, but instead, it was just a nickname) played a role in its design. While the neighborhood of King Field was named for him, East Harriet was named simply after the lake that lays to the west.

Like other surrounding neighborhoods, East Harriet flourished between 1900 and 1920, which is when many of the homes were built. Today, most homes in the area feature Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, and Craftsman details.

East Harriet Amenities & Recreation

Whether you enjoy getting outside and enjoying nature or prefer to find a great spot for dinner or a drink, this neighborhood has it all (or has it just a few blocks away!).

Outdoor Recreation

Lake Harriet is definitely the largest draw as no matter where you live in the neighborhood, a few minutes of walking is all that separates you between your home and one of the most sought-after recreation areas in Minneapolis. Lake Harriet offers a variety of amenities, including:

  • The Lake Harriet Bandshell Park, which offers live entertainment through the summer months;
  • Beach areas;
  • Boating and fishing;
  • Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary;
  • Lyndale Park Rose Garden;
  • Miles of beautiful walking and bicycling paths;

Just north of Lake Harriet is Bde Maka Ska which features:

  • Pristine beaches;
  • Ice skating;
  • Canoeing, boating, and fishing
  • Off-leash dog park;

Also nearby are golf courses, such as the Minikahda Club and Hiawatha Golf Course, and several neighborhood parks that offer playgrounds and splash pads for kids.

Shopping & Dining in and around East Harriet

There are several local businesses in the areas that are great for shopping, getting a bite to eat, or having a drink with friends.

Restaurants & Cafes

  • Harriet’s Inn
  • Saint Genevieve
  • Tenant Restaurant
  • Victor’s 1959 Cafe – A Cuban cafe with patio seating
  • Blackbird – Farm-to-fork cafe
  • Revival – Southern comfort foods
  • Five Watt Coffee

Pubs & Bars

  • Nighthawks Diner
  • The Lowbrow
  • Driftwood
  • George & The Dragon

For necessities, Guse Green Grocer, Seward Community Co-op, and Lunds & Byerlys are all nearby, and of course Target and other staple locations are within just a few minutes.

Schools in East Harriet

If you’re considering buying East Harriet real estate, this neighborhood is part of Minneapolis Public Schools and the neighborhood is served by:

  • Lyndale Elementary
  • Justice Page Middle School
  • Washburn Senior High School

For private education, nearby options include but are not limited to:

  • Lake Country School (PK-8)
  • Pilgrim Lutheran (PK-8)
  • King’s Christian Academy (PK-8)
  • Annunciation School (K-8)
  • DeLaSalle High School (9-12)
  • Minnehaha Academy Upper School (PK-12)
  • Availa Academy (K-12)

Tour East Harriet Homes for Sale Today

If you want to live in Southwest Minneapolis, please call Stutsman Realty, Inc. at 952-927-4144. We have helped buyers find their perfect home in Minneapolis and the surrounding area since 1992 and look forward to helping you find your dream home. 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.


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