Located on the west side of the Mississippi River, Hiawatha is part of Minneapolis’ Longfellow community. The district extends from 54th Street East on the south to 40th Street on the north, and Hiawatha Avenue on the west and south to the Mississippi River on the east. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the American poet, made the names Hiawatha and Minnehaha famous in his poem, The Song of Hiawatha.Click to Read More
The Hiawatha neighborhood is mostly residential with nearly 33% of its land set aside for parks and recreation, including the popular Minnehaha Park and Mississippi's Lock and Dam #1. The light-rail transit line runs along Hiawatha Avenue. Mixed commercial and residential areas line Minnehaha Avenue.