If you ever dreamed of the perfect neighborhood, it is likely to look a lot like Kingfield in Minneapolis. This cozy community started its life as a farm and has never lost its homey feeling. You have everything from young families to old timers who have been here their entire lives. Many of the homes even date back to the 1920s and 30s. Amenities are always close at hand whether you are looking for a bite to eat on your daily walk or you want to take your pup to the local pet shop. Groomers and vets are also conveniently located so you really won’t want for anything in Kingfield.
The weather here is unpredictable and can have extremes. Snowfall is consistent from November through March, but that is still no guarantee you won’t be able to squeeze a walk in. Summers can also be very hot and with high humidity so walking is best done in the mornings.
There are a few different alternatives for greenways near Kingfield. There is a park in the neighborhood by the name of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park that has paths for walking, large fields, and few trees that give you an opportunity to take a break from the heat. Lyndale Rose Garden just to the west is more than just a rose garden but also has a grassy field full of trees. This area makes a nice escape from the hot sun and is only a couple of blocks away.
Lake Harriet also makes an ideal solution if you really want to get serious about your daily walking. The lake has a path that goes all the way around it and that also connects with Bde Maka Ska Lake and the Minnehaha Creek Trail at the southeast corner of the lake. The trail around Lake Harriet alone is 2.75 miles which provides plenty of space for exploration.