The East Harriet neighborhood is located in Minneapolis' Southwest Community. It takes its name from Lake Harriet, which Fort Snelling builder Col. Henry Leavenworth named after his wife in 1819. The neighborhood is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, the Lyndale Park Rose Garden and the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Source: City of Minneapolis East Harriet Profile
Amy Zimmerman has lived in the East Harriet neighborhood for a year and a half. While she is currently working as a Trust Administrator (estate planning), her life’s work and passion is in music. An aspiring Opera singer, she has three music degrees: B.Mus. from Immaculata University in Philadelphia, a Masters degree in Musicology, and a Masters degree in Arts Management, both from City University London. Amy is an avid Yelp contributor and blogs as Kitchen Diva, which used to be devoted to her garden and cooking but after a diagnosis of Dietary Fructose Intolerance (DFI) she now focuses on recipes that are DFI friendly.
You can follow our footsteps by accessing the East Harriet walk on MapMyWalk.com. On the day that we met for our tour, it was approximately 100 degrees with 75% humidity (read: hot, sweaty mess). So, we both agreed it would be best to limit our tour to a few key highlights around Amy's home which happen to be some of the most gorgeous spaces that the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board have to offer. I know there is more to East Harriet and I look forward to returning. If you want to be the next tour guide for East Harriet, fill out the tour guide form.