Minneapolis condos for $200k normally don’t get national exposure — in this case, in The New York Times’ Real Estate section.

So, kudos to Edina Realty’s Stephanie Chandler, for scoring the publicity for her listing at 3150 Excelsior Boulevard in Minneapolis, just west of Bde Maka Ska (formerly “Lake Calhoun”).

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is actually listed for $185k, and is located in a 1966 building close to Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, Whole Foods, and the Chain of Lakes. Mass transit fans will note that it’s also literally a stone’s throw from the West Lake Street Station on the under-construction Southwest Light Rail Transit Green Line.

P.S.: The Times makes a common goof regarding the recently renamed Bde Maka Ska: it adds a superfluous “Lake.” Given that “Bde Maka Ska” means “Lake White Earth” (“Bde is the Dakota term for “Lake”), the Times’ version literally translates as “Lake Lake White Earth” (just like adding “the” to “the Los Angeles Dodgers” baseball team translates as “the The Los Angeles Dodgers”).

See also, “Calhoun Lake??” Is that by Isles Lake?“; “Renaming Lake Calhoun “Lake Humphrey”; “Lake Calhoun vs. Lake Bde Maka Ska“; and “Top 10” New Names for Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun.”

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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