Intro to Uptown Lakes

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Uptown Minneapolis is a unique and diverse neighborhood conveniently located in Southwestern Minneapolis between The Chain of the Lakes and Downtown Minneapolis. In the late 1800s, Uptown was populated by people that took advantage of the lakes to build vacation cottages and enjoy boating recreation. By the 1920s, the housing market was expanding and growing at a faster pace than most expected. To establish the area, local businessmen re-built the Lagoon Theatre after a tragic fire and used this as an opportunity to rebrand the area and make the neighborhood widely known.

Today, Uptown is home to a wide variety of bars, restaurants, stores and entertainment. With more than 20 bars in the area, it’s easy to find a rooftop to enjoy a drink on and watch the sunset. Uptown residents fill their free time by taking part in water activities such as paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Calhoun, shopping along Hennepin Avenue amongst the diverse and trendy shops and eating some quality seafood cuisine at Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Café.

With the changing of the seasons, brings different activities for the Uptown neighborhood to enjoy collectively as a community. During the summer, people enjoy the well-attended Uptown Art Fair along Hennepin Avenue where artists from around the world showcase their paintings, sculptures and pottery pieces. In the winter months, you can be a spectator or a player in one of the many pond hockey tournaments that take place on Lake Calhoun and Lake of The Isles.

The Uptown area is the perfect place to call home for the Minnesota resident that wants the best of both worlds, urban living combined with the classic Minnesota “lake life.”

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The Uptown Lakes Lifestyle

Uptown residents can choose from a wide variety of activities to partake in during all of the seasons during the year. During the summer, people take full advantage of the lakes for activities such as sailing, biking and running around The Chain of the Lakes.

After you've worked up a sweat, you can cool down with ice cream and a cold beverage at the popular hot-spot, The Tin Fish.

You many also find yourself joining a pick-up volleyball game or laying out at one of the many nice sandy beaches.

When the sun sets, the nightlife begins to set heat up. With a wide variety of vibrant bars and restaurants, it is easy to grab a quick drink or enjoy a sunset on a rooftop with friends.

If you don't feel like visiting one of the many lively restaurants or bars, take in a movie with someone special or solo at the iconic Landmarks Theater.

Attention Artists

The Uptown Art Fair takes place once a year in the heart of Uptown and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. Fair go-ers can enjoy some of the best artwork from around the world, tasty food and live music.