The Willard-Hay is a neighborhood on the northwest side of Minneapolis within the Near North Community. Its boundaries are Olson Highway, Penn Avenue, Broadway Avenue and Theodore Wirth Park. Willard-Hay is named after two elementary schools that are in the community, which were in turn named after two famous Americans: Francis Willard, an educator, and John Hay, a diplomat and author. Click to Read More
Local residents often refer to Willard-Hay as Willard-Homewood. Willard-Hay is mainly a residential area. It includes Willard-Homewood, which is one of Minneapolis' first planned developments from the early 20th century.