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Lowry Hill East Neighborhood

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood

Lowry Hill East is a neighborhood in southwest Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, part of the Calhoun Isles community. Lowry Hill East developed in the 1880s along a horse-drawn streetcar line built by Thomas Lowry. The interior of the neighborhood is residential, with large early 20th century homes and multi-unit apartment buildings, while the border streets are lined with bars, restaurants, grocery stores, coffeeshops, and other small businesses. Most housing is renter-occupied.

It is bounded on the east by Lyndale Avenue, on the west by Hennepin Avenue and on the south by Lake Street. Lyndale and Hennepin intersect on the northern side at Interstate 94. This creates a neighborhood roughly triangular in shape, which is how it gets its nickname, “the Wedge.” It is part of a larger area south of Franklin Avenue and west of Nicollet Avenue that is often considered Uptown, although officially Uptown is a smaller area centered on the intersection of Hennepin and Lake.

In 2010, the population of the neighborhood was 6,150. The neighborhood was 83.5% White, 4.4% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 4.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% two or more races, and 0.2% other race. It had a much higher percentage of single residents than other neighborhoods in Minneapolis and a lower percentage of families with children. The median household income was $43,922, which was $1,703 lower than the city average.

Lowry Hill East is bordered by Loring Park and Stevens Square to the northeast, Whittier to the east, Lyndale to the southeast, South Uptown to the south, ECCO to the southwest, East Isles to the west, and Lowry Hill to the northwest.

About Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA)
Founded in 1970, the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) exists to provide a structure for neighborhood leadership and participation, to promote the equitable sharing of resources, and to advance a shared vision of our beloved community. ​
LHENA is dedicated to working beyond our neighborhood borders to help advance and support diverse communities in Minneapolis.

​LHENA grew out of conversation between neighbors. Fifteen residents gathered on August 4, 1970, to discuss the neighborhood and issues of the times. Agreeing that this is a “good place to live,” and with a desire to support “the positive values of city living,” they connected with others and formally established LHENA on February 18th, 1971.

​Since then, neighbors have used LHENA as a platform to create Mueller Park, organize cleanups, support the children of Jefferson School, establish an Organics Recycling Drop-off program for renters, host countless potlucks and get-togethers, and many other things. There have been successes and failures, and things have been more active at some times than others. Throughout we have remained a presence in the neighborhood and today, we hope to be a means for neighbors to use their heart, head, and hands for positive community change.

We​ exist to provide a structure for neighborhood leadership, offer avenues of participation, promote shared resources, and carry forward a shared vision of our beloved neighborhood. ​​Your donations make that possible.


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