MN Monthly April 2010 Cover
Bryn Mawr named one of the “Best Places to Live” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine – April 2010

Bryn Mawr is a wonderful place to live; named one of the “Best Places to Live” by Minnesota Monthly Magazine – April 2010. Recognition of Bryn Mawr as one of the most livable neighborhoods in the metropolitan area does not surprise Bryn Mawr residents.

Bryn Mawr is a thriving Minneapolis neighborhood located directly west of downtown Minneapolis. Bryn Mawr was developed from farmland beginning in the mid-1800s when it was promoted as a “garden suburb” or “amenity zone,” because of its proximity to the lakes and an abundance of green space. Pocketed roughly between Kenwood, Cedar Lake, Wirth Park, Bassett Creek, and Bryn Mawr Meadows, the neighborhood is characterized by its stability and quietude. It remains surrounded by over 650 acres of parks, lakes, and trails, and retains its original small-town charm while having access to some of the best urban and natural features of Minneapolis and the nearby suburbs.  It features a unique and active business district that offers residents walking-distance amenities.

Winter Hedge
The iconic Bryn Mawr Hedge situated at the gateway to the neighborhood on Penn Avenue

Bryn Mawr is the northwestern anchor to Minneapolis’ beautiful chain of lakes, yet it is just minutes from shopping and business centers; a number of important historic sites; a wide variety of cultural and entertainment venues; major sports facilities; and several colleges and universities. A diversity of building styles reflects Bryn Mawr’s history, from Victorian to Tudors, colonials, bungalows, and mid-century modern.

Bryn Mawr is a neighborhood with a low crime rate and a high percentage of active voters. Residents are also fortunate to have many parks and two public schools, Bryn Mawr Community School, and Anwatin Middle School: International Baccalaureate Middle School: Spanish Dual Immersion, located right in the neighborhood.


New to the Neighborhood?
Visit our New Neighbors page for tips on how to make yourself at home in the best place you have ever lived.  Welcome!!

Maps of Bryn Mawr
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