Standish

Location and General Characteristics

The Standish neighborhood on Minneapolis' south side, is bound on the north by 36th Street, on the east by Hiawatha Avenue, on the south by 42 nd and 43 rd streets and on the west by Cedar Avenue. This neighborhood was named after an area elementary school, which had been called Miles Standish after a work by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The area was considered the outskirts of the city until immigrants, mostly Swedish and Norwegian, began building their homes here early in the 1900s. Now it is a mainly residential neighborhood. The new light-rail train line along the Hiawatha Avenue corridor connects the neighborhood with downtown, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America. New homes are being built along this corridor.

Sibley Park is well-kept and offers scenic walking paths, tennis courts, a wading pool, playground and tot lot very close to each other so the whole family can have fun in the park.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011