“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Named after writer Henry Wadsforth Longfellow, the Longfellow neighborhood runs along the west bank of the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis. Short on nightlife, Longfellow is brimming with mom-and-pop restaurants—you won't find many chains in this independent-minded neighborhood. The League of Longfellow Artists sponsors "the biggest little neighborhood art crawl in Minnesota," the LoLa Art Crawl. Longfellow residents weren't surprised when the city of Minneapolis was recognized as the number one Bike City in the United States, since they regularly bike the Midtown Greenway to the river or Downtown.