The neighborhood is located in Minneapolis' Southwest community between Interstate 35W on the east and Lyndale Avenue on the west. The northern extent is 36th Street, and 46th Street is the southern boundary.
Kingfield is named after Colonel William S. King, ex-congressman and a prominent figure in national affairs who lived in Minneapolis in the 19 th century and was active in the anti-slavery struggle.
The Kingfield neighborhood became part of Minneapolis in 1887 when the southern border of Minneapolis was extended from 38 th Street to 54 th Street. King Field is mainly a residential area with three-fourths of its single-family houses built before 1920. The Kingfield neighborhood has a number of amenities including churches, schools, a park named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and three- to four-dozen small businesses.