Mural of Bob Dylan on Hennepin Ave


City of Lakes

Minneapolis is a great place to live, work, and visit. The city boasts an extensive park system, including the beautiful Chain of Lakes and the Mississippi Riverfront, a vibrant arts and culture scene, a diverse and inclusive community, excellent educational opportunities, and a strong business and innovation environment. Minneapolis is a city worth exploring with its high quality of life and many opportunities.

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Lake of the Isles

The name of the lake, referring to the islands in the lake, was used from the earliest days of the settlement of Minneapolis. At one time the lake contained four islands. Two islands near the south shore of the lake were converted to land as the lake was developed.

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Lake of the Isles

Linden Hills

Neighborhood in Minneapolis

Flanked by two lakes with cycling and walking trails, Linden Hills is home to beaches and waterfront parks, as well as the historic Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. Regular summer movies and concerts take place at Lake Harriet Park bandshell, and there‚Äôs also a seasonal farmers’ market. The commercial center has cafes, restaurants, and upscale eateries, along with specialty shops.

minneapolis in winter