Location and General Characteristics
Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood is located on the western edge of Minneapolis in the Calhoun-Isles community. It takes its name from Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, and Dean Parkway, which was named in honor of A. J. Dean, one of its donors in 1892.
Its main boundaries are Lake Street to the south, France Avenue to the west, and the Kenilworth Lagoon and Lake of the Isles to the north and east. The neighborhood shares Cedar Lake with Bryn Mawr and Kenwood neighborhoods, and Lake of the Isles with Kenwood neighborhood. Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun are the major lakes in the Chain of Lakes, and they have many amenities including a significant amount of parkland and many miles of trails. Midtown Greenway runs through the neighborhood.
Kenilworth Trail traverses the neighborhood in a north-south direction following the Twin Cities and Western Railroad tracks. This path connects with the Cedar Lake Trail and links Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. It also offers cyclists and pedestrians another connection to downtown Minneapolis.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011