“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
With tangled streets running haphazardly between south and southwest Minneapolis, this area was dubbed Tangletown in 1996 to better reflect its character. The neighborhood is confusing by car but enjoyable on foot—so walk, don't drive, to urban Tangletown Gardens and scenic Minnehaha Creek. It's also home to cafés, gyms, salons and Wild Acres Eatery, featuring locally raised and produced food (save room for the frozen custard). Tangletown's Nicollet Avenue still has four Lustron houses, which are porcelain-enameled steel on the outside and metal on the inside. These low-maintenance homes were marketed to GIs after World War II, and less than 1,500 remain today.