Waite Park neighborhood, in the city's northeast corner, is bound on the north by 37th Avenue Northeast, on the east by Stinson Boulevard, on the south by Saint Anthony Parkway and on the west by Central Avenue Northeast. The neighborhood is named for Edward Foote Waite, judge of the District Court of Hennepin County from 1911 to 1941. In 1887, the city incorporated most of the land in the neighborhood. By that time the railroad had built a large repair facility, the Shoreham Yards. The facility is still in use, but the land it's on is expected to be redeveloped. Waite Park is a mainly residential neighborhood.
Source: City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile
AJ Hokland has lived in Waite Park for more than 17 years. She is the sole proprietor of a custom sewing business, Heart Held Designs, and works from home. She also works occasionally as a wedding coordinator. She spends a lot of her free time biking and going to see local rock bands. This year, she and her kids are adding a rain garden to their front yard - lots of digging in the dirt.
Shelley has lived in Waite Park since 2003 and Northeast since 1995 (Audubon Park previously.
Shelley has three businesses (pet professional; Dog Beds for Less - Eco-friendly Pet Products; Shelley Sews), and is founder of theNortheast Neighbors & Business Association and its subsidiaries. To relax, she likes to ride bike, walk around the Columbia Golf Course and occasionally do some treasure hunting/metal detecting.
The Tour Routes
To access the map and walk this route yourself, visit Waite Park with AJ on MapMyWalk.com.
To access the map and walk this route yourself, visit Waite Park with Shelley on MapMyWalk.com.