Kingfield Minneapolis Homes for Sale
Welcome to the Kingfield Neighborhood of Minneapolis
Located in Southwest Minneapolis, the Kingfield neighborhood is a thriving area with over 7,000 residents and offers picturesque, tree-lined streets, historic homes, and unique local businesses. Located within the boundaries of 36th Street and 46th Street to the north and south and Lyndale Avenue and Interstate 35W to the west and east, buying a home for sale in Kingfield offers a convenient commute throughout Minneapolis and easy proximity to Downtown. Like Lyndale, Tangletown, and nearby Uptown neighborhoods CARAG and ECCO, Kingfield real estate is sought after and sells quickly.
History of Kingfield
In 1885, Minneapolis’s border stopped at 38th Street, but as it expanded in 1887 to 54th Street, what was once farm land became neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods was named Kingfield after “Colonel” William S. King, who was not in the military and was called Colonel as a nickname but was a postmaster of the U.S. House of Representatives and later a one-term U.S. Representative. His land was annexed to Minneapolis, and thus, the neighborhood was named for him. Later, a spacious park was named after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Once established as part of the city, the neighborhood grew quickly between 1900 and 1920. In fact, three-fourths of the single-family homes in Kingfield were built before 1920. This is prevalent in the architecture and home design, as many of the houses feature Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, and Craftsman details.
Kingfield 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!).
The large Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park offers year-round recreation including baseball, basketball, and tennis, plus a pool, wading pool, splash pad, and playground. There’s also an indoor recreation center and walking paths to enjoy.
Within walking distance of Kingfield is Lake Harriet, which features:
- The Lake Harriet Bandshell Park, which offers live entertainment through the summer months;
- Boating and fishing;
- Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary;
- Lyndale Park Rose Garden;
- Miles of beautiful walking 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 near Kingfield are golf courses, such as the Minikahda Club and Hiawatha Golf Course, plus ample parks and nature centers.
Shopping & Dining in Kingfield
There are several local businesses throughout the neighborhood that are great for shopping, getting a bite to eat, or having a drink with friends.
Restaurants & Cafes
- Victor’s 1959 Cafe – A Cuban cafe with patio seating
- Blackbird – Farm-to-fork cafe
- Revival – Southern comfort foods
- Five Watt Coffee
- Patisserie 46 – A cozy bakery and coffee shop
- Sun Street Breads – Sandwiches, burgers, breakfast, plus modern takes on traditional baked goods.
Pubs & Bars
- Nighthawks Diner
- The Lowbrow
For necessities, Guse Green Grocer, Seward Community Co-op, and Lunds & Byerlys are all nearby.
Schools in Kingfield
If you’re considering homes for sale in Kingfield, 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)
Schedule Your Tour for Kingfield Real Estate Today
If the Kingfield neighborhood is a place you want to call home, 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.