Besides the Mississippi, Minneapolis has over 20 lakes and wetlands including Lake Calhoun (this blog’s masthead, above).

However, only two have private lakeshore; which ones?

A.  Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet
B. Cedar Lake and Diamond Lake
C. Lake of the Isles and Brownie Lake
D. Lake Nokomis and Grass Lake

Correct answer: B.

This tidbit courtesy of yesterday’s Edina Realty Exceptional Properties meeting near Cedar Lake.

P.S.:  In fact, there’s some history that suggests that the now-private lakeshore at the southeast corner of Cedar Lake is in fact public.

However, after decades of private use, it’s likely that the public’s claim has lapsed due to something called “adverse possession.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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