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  • Writer's pictureSarah McKee

Neighborhood Guide: Nokomis

In addition to beautiful, tight-knit neighborhoods, Nokomis is a prime location thanks to it's abundance of easy access to the best of outdoor urban living. With multiple lakes and the Minnehaha Creek cutting through the center to lead to the falls, residents enjoy bike trails, beaches, and boating in the summer and ice hockey and skating in the winter.

Homes in the Neighborhood

The average sales price for a home in Nokomis last month (August 2022) was $366,387 and was on the market for a median length of 11 days.

Neighborhoods in Nokomis include Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Page, Regina, and Wenonah. This community does vary a bit from neighborhood to neighborhood when it comes to home prices, with the average in Morriss Park at $283,458 and the average in Page at $495,093.

Nokomis Dining

A fantastic menu, wonderful service, and a lovely patio make IE Italian Eatery a great date night spot but, with the addition of a casual counter-service concept right next door at Un Dito, it’s a go-to destination all day.

You can bet that the classic, casual bar fare at Bull’s Horn is done right when it’s coming from the kitchen of a James Beard Award-winning local chef. Don’t expect anything too fancy here though, the food and vibes at this neighborhood bar are laid back and fuss-free, right down to their weekly meat-raffle.

Head to Heather’s for an excellent all day café with a cozy ambiance and patio seating available. Perfect spot for casual, fresh fare and a glass of beer or wine.

Creekside Supper Club has an old school Midwestern feel reminiscent of cabin country. The menu has all the supper club greatest hits like popovers, prime rib, and fried walleye, plus a cocktail list full of classic midcentury mixology.

“Farm to frozen” is the concept behind Pumphouse Creamery’s ice creams and sorbets made with natural and organic lolly sourced ingredients. Get a classic cone or try one of their more creative flavors like Lemon Infused Olive Oil & Sea Salt or Vietnamese Cinnamon.

Nokomis Shops & Activities

Check out 14 Hill for a well-curated collection of gifts, home goods, kitchenware, stationery, jewelry, and games.

Women’s boutique Jenny in the City offers on-trend clothing and accessories. Don’t miss their signature line of “be a kind human” items to spread a little love.

Grab a rental from the Wheel Fun Rentals kiosk on Lake Harriet for a bicycle, boat, or paddle board to explore the miles of trails and beaches around Nokomis.

For some retro fun, book a game at Town Hall Lanes bowling alley. Be sure to check out their very own Town Hall Brewery beers on tap.


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