Lake Calhoun

Discover Life in Lake Calhoun

Considered a part of the Chain of Lakes, Lake Calhoun is the largest lake in the state and a fabulous place to live, work and play in the greater Minneapolis area. The lake has a rich history within the state, and as of last year, the State of Minnesota and the DNR voted to officially refer to the lake by its original Dakota name: Bde Maka Ska — meaning "Lake White Earth."

One things that has remained the same about the lake all these years later? The sparkling blue waters. The community is particularly popular when it comes to outdoor amenities, particularly fishing, swimming, and sailing. With a unique view of the skyscrapers downtown, Bde Maka Ska and the Lake Calhoun area are some of the most popular areas in the city. 

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Key Features of Lake Calhoun Homes

Outdoor Recreation

With over 400 acres of water, Bde Maka Ska provides endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and more. Plus, the parks and pathways surrounding the lake are perfect for land-based recreation like hiking, biking, and skating. 

Incredible Location

Nothing beats seeing the twinkling lights of the towers downtown shining off the surface of the lake every night. The Lake Calhoun neighborhood is just blocks away from the heart of Minneapolis, making it a unique blend of city and nature that can't be beat.

Lake Calhoun Homes at a Glance


The homes in the Lake Calhoun neighborhood vary from cozy lakeside homes to sprawling nature estates. Lake Calhoun also offers a variety of rental options, including charming single-bedroom apartment and luxurious top floor lofts. They provide the perfect blend of city life and natural areas! Plus, thanks to the variety of available properties, there are tons of options in a wide range of prices, sizes, and locations. 


Since Lake Calhoun is so close to the water, there are plenty of walking paths and trails to enjoy all around the neighborhood. Residents can also enjoy regular events, not to much easy access to the Downtown District. 

Lake Calhoun Attractions

Key Features of Lake Calhoun Estates

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Shopping & Dining

You'll be just a stone's throw away from dozens of shops and restaurants, from locally owned eateries to chain retailers. For all of your shopping needs, check out the stores at the Calhoun Village Shopping Center, Calhoun Square, or Calhoun Commons. For the can't-miss flavors in the neighborhood, make sure you try the Urban Eatery, Barbette, and Kinhdo.

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Parks & Rec

Aside from the lake, there are tons of other parks and natural areas within the Lake Calhoun area. The Bde Maka Ska Park has all of the beachfront land and a 3-mile trail loop, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a 33-acre preserve filled with a diverse array of local flora and fauna, and Bass Lake Park provides athletic courts, picnic grounds, and even more green space to explore. 

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Lake Calhoun is just minutes away from major roads like I-35W, I-394, and US-100. Commute into the city only takes about 15-20 minutes, and there are plenty of public transportation options available as well. 

Lake Calhoun Real Estate

With so much to do, see, and explore, it's no wonder Lake Calhoun is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. If you're ready to find your new home here, trust in the real estate experts at the David Azbill Group. With years of local experience and tons of professional resources, we'll ensure that you have a successful and stress-free real estate experience. 

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