Lowry Hill is a vivacious neighborhood wedged between uptown and downtown Minneapolis. This mixed-use district is fun, scenic and convenient, as residents are just blocks from the popular Lake of the Isles and myriad establishments and amenities. For outdoor enthusiasts who prefer to live in the city, this neighborhood is the ultimate urban living destination.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Boundaries
Located within the great Calhoun-Isles community, Lowry Hill is nicknamed “The Wedge” due to its more or less triangular shape. It’s bordered by the intersection of Hennepin and Lyndale to the north, Lake Street to the east, Lyndale Avenue to the south, and Hennepin Avenue to the west.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood History
Lowry Hill was born in the 1880s, when “trolly tycoon” Thomas Lowry brought the first public transportation system to the city. With the arrival of the horse-drawn streetcar line, the neighborhood saw a housing development boom. Prior to 1900, homes were built in the Victorian style by wealthy residents. Later, turn-of-the-century architectural styles were introduced, including English Tudor, Prairie and Richardson Romanesque. Today, many large homes have been converted into multi-unit housing and condominiums.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Landmarks
Lowry Park is home to several of the city’s well-known landmarks and tourist destinations. Located at the intersection of Douglas and Mount Curve Avenues, Thomas Lowry Park is a memorial to its namesake and offers residents a peaceful sanctuary within the city. It is also nicknamed Seven Pools after the seven cascading and picturesque water pools located here.
Established in 1927, Walker Art Center, began as a public art museum and later became renowned for its modern art exhibits. Today, it’s among the top five most-visited museums in the nation. Situated near the museum is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, home of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Activities
Lowry Hill is a hot destination for residents who love to go out on the town, given its proximity to restaurants, bars, shops, theaters and shops. Foodies can enjoy a variety of dining options, including Counter at Taos Foods, La Belle Vie, Kenwood Deli, Liquor Lyle’s bar, Kinhdo, Savoy Pizza, Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, The Tea Garden, The Lowry and Birdhouse on Hennepin.
Residents are just blocks away from the annual Art Fair of Uptown, complete with limited edition works, festival food and non-stop entertainment. Locals can also take in works by emerging artists at the Soo Visual Arts Center or get crafty at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Theater lovers can catch a diverse range of shows at nearby venues, such as Brave New Workshop, The Jungle Theater, and Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.
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Top Five Picks
- Burch Steak and Pizza Bar 1933 Colfax Ave S Steak and Pizza done great
- Spyhouse Coffee Shop 2451 Nicollet Ave, MPLS 55404
- Uptown Dinner 2548 Hennepin Ave Try the Tex Mex & Biscuits & Gravy.
- The Lowry 2112 Hennepin Ave Burger, Whiskey, Oysters, Eggs
- Roat Osha 2650 Hennepin Ave Fresh ingredients & local flavors.