John Mazzara

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"Tangletown"

Tangletown is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis which is named for its curving, graceful streets. It is primarily residential but it is home as well to a number of businesses such as gift shops, restaurants and convenience stores. Tangletown is safe and the residents celebrate events such as the 4th of July in Fuller Park located at the heart of the Community and Earth Day.
The major bus lines in the city run along every border of Tangletown and the major roads are offering residents with easy access to the rest of Minneapolis including downtown which is only ten minutes away. Tangletown is bordered by the 46th Street on the North, 54th Street and Diamond Lake Road on the South, Lyndale Avenue on the West and Interstate 35W on the east.
William Washburn in 1886 who was the lumber and milling tycoon and former senator of the US from Minnesota along with other investors, bought two hundred acres of farmland in close proximity of Minnehaha Creek for an affluent residential development which will be later on called the Washburn Park. But the tough times of the economy stalled this development and in the early 1900s, the property was sold with development that continued through the 1920s.
Although most homes in the neighborhood were built between the 1910 and 1920s and are in the Revival Period styles of that time which were mainly Colonial and Tudor, there are Victorian homes also from the 1880s, the largest cluster or Lustron metal homes of the city. These homes were constructed in the late 1940s out of pre-fabricated steel to home returning veterans of the World War. They are located along Nicollet Avenue and modernist homes from the 1950s that were constructed along the Minnehaha Creek.
There are two public schools in the neighborhood of Tangletown namely the Ramsey International Fine Arts Center and the Washburn High School. The public facilities of Tangletown include Fuller Park and Recreation Center that includes a basketball court, wading pool, beautiful garden, paths and programs throughout the year. The other facilities offered to the public are Minnehaha Creek and Parkway in which paths and trails follow the creek across town, Washburn Library which is located at the West 53rd Street and Lyndale Avenue and finally, the Washburn Park Water Tower that was built in 1931.
The home purchase or home improvement incentive offered to residents is the Tangletown Home Improvement Program. If you wish to get involved in the activities and events of the neighborhood, the Tangletown Neighborhood Association provides opportunities to those residents and visitors that are willing to spend some of their time and effort in helping the community programs and plans to be implemented.
You can keep yourself updated on the events, meetings and other functions held in the neighborhood of Tangletown through the official website of its neighborhood association. The TNA has recently created a poll to find out what matters most to the residents in the neighborhood. The goal of this is to use the survey to guide their ongoing decision making for the TNA or long term and immediate items that would make the neighborhood of Tangletown better.
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"Lyndale"

The neighborhood of Lyndale is known best for its engaged and active community. As a diverse community of around eight thousand, the mix of business, condos, homes and apartments in the neighborhood provided excellent housing opportunities to people regardless of where they may be in life. Lyndale is at the center of South Minneapolis which gives the neighborhood an easy access to transit, shopping, lakes and the freeway. The neighborhood association of Lyndale also brings people together and aimed to help the members of the community organize a range of activities, programs events and opportunities to volunteer, engaging people year round.
Lyndale is bordered by the Lake Street on the north, the 36th street on the south, Lyndale Avenue on the West and I35 on the east.
Lyndale came of age during the earlier part of the 1900s as Minneapolis expanded south of Lake Street. Looking carefully, you will still be able to see the where old street car lines used to run. If you travel down the Nicollet Avenue, you will learn about the history of the neighborhood through the Walldogs of Nicollet murals that include imagery from the old Nicollet Park and Joseph Nicollet.
There is a wide range of homes, apartments and condos in the neighborhood of Lyndale. Most of the homes there are turn of the century homes that were constructed between the 1900 and 1920 that have been restored and updated.
Lyndale has one public school which is the Lyndale Community School. There are also facilities available to the public such as the Painter Park, Lyndale Rain Garden owned by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Lyndale Pocket Park owned by the LNA as well and the Blaisdell YMCA. The home purchase or home improvement program offered by the neighborhood to its residents is the Lyndale Home Improvement Program.
It is easy for any resident in the neighborhood to get involved in any activities and events through the LNA or Lyndale Neighborhood Association. It involves hundreds of volunteers yearly to help make it one of the most sustainable and vibrant neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis. Residents who wish to get involved in the programs of Lyndale can visit its official website.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association or LNBA is working to provide a forum that will bring together the businesses in Lyndale in ways that create connections between businesses, reinforce individual businesses, enhance the economic environment of Lyndale and is an advantage to the entire community.
The Lyndale Neighborhood News is published monthly or twelve times a year and is delivered by mail to the residences and businesses within the neighborhood. You can get the latest and freshest information and updates on the happenings in the neighborhood and other upcoming activities it will hold.
If you want to live in Lyndale, you can search for properties available in the neighborhood which come in variety of styles, sizes, designs and prices. You can also check online for the listings of affordable properties sold by the developers of the community.
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"East Harriet"

East Harriet is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis that is bordered by 46th Street to the south and 36th Street on the north. Its eastern boundary is Lyndale Avenue. Lakewood Cemetery and Lake Harriet substantially make up the western border of the neighborhood. Aside from these landmarks in the city, Rose Greens and Lyndale Park Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is located within the neighborhood. Various houses in East Harriet are two-story homes and are setback from the streets.
Colonel Willing S. King influenced directly the tone and shape of the neighborhood. Lyndale Farmstead which is his summer estate was located on land now designated as a park that bears the same name. He was also active in setting aside vast acreage for parks which encircled Lake Harriet.
EHFNA or the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association was incorporated officially in the year 1991 as one of the first six neighborhoods participating in the NRP or Neighborhood Revitalization Program of Minneapolis. The neighbors of East Harriet have used and are using the program process to identify as well as meet the needs of the neighborhood.
The volunteer participation of committed business owners and neighbors was helpful as EHFNA planned and executed the original Neighborhood Action Plan. One of the luckiest to benefit was Lyndale Farmstead Park and for several years, its building was utilized as daycare facilities and community events and programs were almost nonexistent.
In the last decade, the park was transformed into a well known neighborhood gathering place. The EHFNA somewhat funded the park staff until the staff payroll was took over by the Minneapolis Park Board in 2000. In addition, EHFNA also funded new park tennis courts, lighting and equipment for the playground.
Over a million dollars has been invested in the housing of the neighborhood through a variety of programs. Most remarkably ninety neighborhood homeowners took advantage of affordable low interest on Home Improvement Loans. The interest which the program generated is captured and can be invested again into revolving loan fund or other projects of the neighborhood.
There are other highlights of the East Harriet. It donated $75,000 to the landscaping, front façade, outdoor lighting, irrigation system and fencing of Barton School. It has also planted over 300 boulevard trees and given $20,000 worth of matching grants to fifteen neighborhood businesses. It installed pedestrian lighting at Bryant and 46th Avenue and funded lighting down Roseway Road to Lake Harriet.
East Harriet also developed plans extending the Riverside Greenway to Lake Harriet from Kingfield Neighborhood. There were additional ongoing programs and services the EHFNA supported which include funding for office and staff person and support various events in the neighborhood like the RoseFest and Winter Kite Festival.
The Parks, Environments and School Committee is working with neighbors and the Park and Recreation Board of the Minneapolis on several programs to obtain a sustainably healthy environment as well as a safe, vital, clean and active systems of parks.
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"Armatage"

Armatage is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis which is predominantly residential. It is located in a peaceful corner of Southwest Minneapolis. It is conveniently a walking distance to downtown Minneapolis, the airport, great local shops, the lakes and the Mall of America.
Penn Avenue is where most commercial activities in the neighborhood take place with a number of unique shops offering almost everything. Café Maude which is a well known gathering sport is where locals and visitors usually get together. The Armatage Park takes pride of its beautiful mature shade trees, ball fields, tennis courts and play equipment for kids.
The boundaries of Armatage are 54th Street on the North, Highway 62 on the South, Xerxes Avenue South on the West and Logan Avenue South on the East.
Originally, neighborhood of Armatage was a section of Richfield but was taken over to the city of Minneapolis in the mid of 1920s. The homes in Armatage started rising up in the 1940 decades and by the year 1960, majority of the neighborhood was fully developed and established. The Armatage Community School was founded in 1952 and named in recognition of distinguished leader, Maude Armatage.
Most of the housing in Armatage was built between the years 1949 and 1969 while around 5% of the houses were constructed before the Second World War. Most of the homes are story and a half style and rambler style. There are two public schools in the neighborhood namely the Armatage Montessori School and Kenny Community School.One of the most popular public facilities of the neighborhood is the Armatage Park which is home to wading pool, playground, playing friends, ice rink, picnic area and trails.
Residents can take advantage of home purchase or home improvement incentives in the neighborhood called the Armatage Home Improvement Program. ANA or Armatage Neighborhood Association aims to provide finances for home renovation to properties that are occupied by owner and absentee owned. It offers 4 percent low interest loans for eligible interior and exterior improvements including energy efficient upgrades. There are no income limits in this program.
For residents that want to get involved in the activities of the neighborhood, the ANA conducts general meetings every month where they can work hand in hand to create a powerful force for the stability and planned changes of the neighborhood.
Apart from that, the ANA also open communities for those residents who want to participate in and bring housing strategies to life. It does not matter if you have lived in the neighborhood for many years or you are completely new to it. You can get yourself involved for all the community activities.
The retail spaces in Armatage are comprised of individual stores and are mostly situated along Penn Avenue South. There is a park in the neighborhood with a community center used on various events and meetings. Though it is not as big as other neighborhoods, it has everything residents could ask for. The residents there were absolutely amazed by the great facilities and simplicity of the neighborhood.
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"Newport Homes & Real Estate"

Newport is a city in the county of Washington, Minnesota, US. As of 2010, the population of the city was 3,435. The total area of the city is 3.88 square miles of which 3.63 miles is land and 0.25 square miles is water.
There were 875 and 1,354 households living in the city. The density of population was 946.3 inhabitants per square mile. Newport has 1,466 housing units. It is primarily a residential community and its assets are is people residing in the city. It is a small river community with residential streets that are bordered by trees, winding their way along the edge and bluff lands of the river. The small town persona of the city remained within its people and though the physical community is within a fifteen minute commute to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
With 3, 435 residents, the city continued encouraging development and growth in the community. The city has a small town charm and atmosphere and a progressive attitude towards change making it a more desirable place to live, create business and work. It is strategically situated in the southeastern corner of the Metro Area with a convenient access to Highways 494 and 61 and is only minutes from the heart of St. Paul.
It boasts more than 90 acres of park-land, amazing blufflands along the Mississippi River. Newport is committed to preserving park land and open space and sustaining life quality that the residents have come to enjoy.
The historic Library of the city was established in 1889 dwelling in the old Baptist Church. Newport is proud of its library and due to its long history and unique service to the community it strived to keep it a place that is enjoyable for its patrons. It is equipped with three laptops and three computers, a copy and fax machines, and printer available for the use of public. It also offers wireless access for personal computers, tablets and phones. The residents can also use the Library as a meeting room. It even sells books. It has many magazines, books and games that residents will surely enjoy. The city also provides the residents with oversight and management of the Library as of January 1, 2012.
The city is inviting everyone to consider it a new home for their development whether commercial, industrial or residential. From a regional point of view, Newport is enjoying a very convenient location in the growing east metro area and is served by several modes of transportation such as Highway 61, I494, the River and the Canadian Pacific Rail Line. The modern day improvements to the Wakota Bridge, I494 and Highway 61 have brought Newport to the forefront and produced various opportunities for development and redevelopment.
Newport is conveniently situated just fifteen minutes southeast from Minneapolis and Saint Paul along the Mississippi Rivers. It provides a great advantage for businesses since it is located at the intersection of Highway 61 and I494. There are a number of properties within the city that have great visibility from either or both of the roadways.
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"Greenwood Homes & Real Estate"

Greenwood City can be found in Hennepin County in the state of Minnesota. At the last count, the city’s population is at 688. The community of Greenwood was established in 1956 and it has a total land area of about 1.58 square kilometers or 0.61 square miles. The main access route to Greenwood City is Minnesota Highway 7. The city is just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis strategically situated on the captivating Lake Minnetonka.
Greenwood citizens have been blessed with this close nearness with such a remarkable lake providing them with all year-round fun. Some of the activities that you can do in and around the lake include snowmobiling, swimming, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, boating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and skating. Trails along the lake have become a favorite among hikers and bikers. You can also take a cruise via the Lady of the lake and the Paradise Charter Cruises.
Aside from these natural attractions, Greenwood is also the city where you can find the very popular Old Log Theater. The theater is one of the country’s oldest, most famous professional theater and it is set on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. The theater has very spacious accommodations which include an auditorium which can seat 630 people and a separate restaurant which can seat 300 intended for pre-show dinners as well as full bar service. The entire area is surrounded by pine trees, gardens, and natural wetlands.
The city has a very active community with lots of activities all year round. They have Spring Clean-Up Day, animal services, garbage and recycling, and a lot more. The city is complete with all the most important departments such as Zoning which takes care of remodeling, demolition, and building concerns for the residents, Building Permits and Public Works which handles the maintenance of the sewer system and plowing the city streets, Utility Billings, Police, Fire, and the Southshore Center. The Southshore Center provides various programs for people of all ages and the place can be rented for various purposes.
There are a lot of schools within the vicinity of Greenwood City. There is the Excelsior Elementary School, the Minnetonka Middle School West, and the St. John the Baptist School.
With education, commerce, and the perfect healthy surrounding present in Greenwood, it can easily be one of the best places to live in the country. The place is simply amazing and the amenities great.
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