Whittier is named after the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. In the early part of the 20th century many middle income families moved to the area and many multi-family homes were built. Because of the neighborhoods diversity, there are many different housing types within whittier.

Many residents in surround neighborhoods come to Whittier because of the many options on Nicollet Avenue. Nicollet Avenue has recently become the premier strip for cuisines from around the world. Known as “Eat Street,” this multicultural 13 block stretch from Grant Street to 29th Street includes many new restaurants as well as longtime local favorites, like the Black Forest Inn, Azia, Little Tijuana and the Bad Waitress.

Whittier is known to be a prime spot for renters making it easy for Minneapolis property managers to find tenants. Most housing options will be multi-unit options.

Whittier Top Picks

Coffee & Bakery

  • Bad Waitress Coffee Shop 2 E 26th St 612-872-7575

Happy Hours

  • The Lyndale Tap House 2937 Lyndale Avenue South 612-825-6150


  • Little Tijuana Restaurant 17 E 26th St 612-872-0578
  • Christos Greek Restaurant 2632 Nicollet Ave 612-871-2111

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