The New York Times’ Take on Kenwood

For the second time in barely a month, The New York Times real estate section is showcasing a Minneapolis home in its ongoing, “What You Get For $____ ” feature.

Besides checking out the favored house (and agent!), pictured above, it’s always interesting to hear an outsider’s perspective on the Twin Cities.

In particular, here is The Times’ take on Minneapolis’ Kenwood neighborhood:

This house is in a neighborhood called Kenwood, set between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, two lakes in a section of Minneapolis called the Chain of Lakes. Hockey and ice-skating are popular during the winter; canoeing, swimming and fishing take over during the summer. Kenwood is known for its large old houses, including late 19th-century lakefront mansions, 1920s Tudors, Mediterraneans, Victorians and colonials. Kenwood has easy access to an extensive network of trails weaving through the Chain of Lakes area and connecting to downtown Minneapolis, about two and a half miles away. The trail closest to this house, winding around the perimeter of Lake of the Isles, is only a block away.  

–“Great Homes and Destinations“; The New York Times (11/28/2012)

Yup, sounds about right to me.

Now, if they just threw in a reference to Sebastian Joe’s or Cedar Lake’s (formerly) nude beach, I’d really be impressed!

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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