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Hale is a southeast Minneapolis neighborhood in the 55417 zip code area, within Hennepin County. The community was named after a neighborhood elementary school by the same name, which in turn was titled after an American revolutionary named Nathan Hale.
Hale extends to Minnehaha Creek on the north and 55th Street on the south. Chicago Avenue bounds the community on the west, and Cedar Avenue creates its eastern boundary. As of 2000, nearly 3,200 residents called Hale their home.
Hale is primarily a residential neighborhood and is surrounded by a great deal of natural beauty. The vast majority of housing in Hale is owner-occupied. The average house value in 2000 was nearly $119,000, higher than the Minneapolis average. In 1999, the median annual income of Hale residents was nearly $30,000 higher than Minneapolis as a whole, at nearly $67,700.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Hale is conveniently located near the miles of walking and biking trails that border Minnehaha Creek. A unique cottontail sculpted in bronze sits near the trails on East Minnehaha Parkway, setting the tone for the neighborhood as a whole.
Adjacent Lake Nokomis and Lake Nokomis Park also offer plenty of outdoor activities for Hale residents. As if this weren’t enough, Hiawatha Park is located in the northern part of the community. Diamond Lake, Diamond Lake Park, Pearl Lake Park, and Todd Park are all only a few minutes away, just on the other side of the neighborhood’s western border. For residents that like to travel, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is located a few miles to the southeast of the neighborhood.
The community’s namesake, Hale Elementary School, also serves as a community center. This English Language Learners school is especially focused on art and music education. Our Lady of Peace School is also located in the Hale neighborhood.