The neighborhood is bordered by 36 th Street on the north and 46 th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood.
The East Harriet neighborhood is located in Minneapolis' Southwest Community. It takes its name from Lake Harriet, which Fort Snelling builder Col. Henry Leavenworth named after his wife in 1819. (Source: City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Profiles)