Welcome to Edina
Esteemed for its excellent quality of life and strong community, this radiant suburban city is the epitome of sophistication.
As a community-centered suburb located in the southwest quadrant of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, the flourishing city of Edina
dazzles with residential charm. Sprinkled with parks and golf courses, small ponds, and quiet cul-de-sacs, Edina charms with its inviting residential feel.
Edina transitioned from a small farming outpost into one of the state’s first incorporated suburbs in 1888. Its early agrarian ambiance has since been infused with upbeat energy, and its residents are treated to a multitude of convenient commercial and community amenities. The town is also known for its focus on education, and locals are placed within arms’ reach of some of Minnesota’s top schools, both private and public.
The residential real estate in Edina is flush with architectural diversity, and it isn’t uncommon to find multimillion-dollar, single-family homes in this wealthy enclave. Whether it's in the form of vast country club estates or executive houses in revered private neighborhoods, Edina's desirable properties are typically perched on beautiful lots along tree-lined streets.
What to Love
- Family-friendly community with top-tier schools
- Endless array of shopping and dining
- Unflappable pride in all things local
- Proximity to downtown Minneapolis
Edina flawlessly melds together outdoor recreation and commercial offerings for a lifestyle best summarized as active and invigorating. Whether they’re hitting the verdant fairways of private golf clubs, digging into the latest culinary trends Downtown, or participating in any of the many local events, the residents of this small-town-feeling gem love getting involved in all things local.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The city of Edina is an absolute haven for retail enthusiasts and foodies alike. When it comes to browsing the best of local shops and restaurants, there’s no place better than the area known as 50th & France
. This lively corridor houses more than 175 retailers and eateries, including a range of fashionable independent boutiques like Evereve
, spas, specialty shops, as well as cozy coffee cafes and fine-dining restaurants.
There’s no shortage of culinary delights in Edina, from the elevated Cajun fare at Mr. Paul’s Supper Club
to the contemporary, made-from-scratch American dishes at Edina Grill
. Taco connoisseurs never turn down an opportunity to dine in at Barrio
, the hip eatery with a build-your-own option that allows for endless flavor combinations.
Set in a historic building and rich in character, Coalition
brags a menu replete with creative takes on classic American dishes like lamb, pork, and walleye. Red Cow
is the go-to for hearty burgers, while Lynn Hall
serves as a restaurant-meets-event menu for special occasions. When in need of ingredients to craft their own dishes at home, locals inevitably head to Lunds & Byerlys
supermarket for gourmet groceries and a warm, neighborhood shopping environment.
Things to Do
There’s never a dull moment in Edina, and not just because of the town’s excellent commercial abundance. A steady rotation of local events both big and small keeps residents well-equipped with ways to get involved in the community.
Friday nights and weekends, for instance, are for hometown sports and high school games
, particularly the much-anticipated Homecoming weekend. Each year, the Edina Art Fair
— ranked among the top 50 art festivals in the nation — draws in a crowd of more than 250,000 visitors who come ready to enjoy the array of crafts, vendors, and live entertainment.
More than just its entertaining events, Edina is also brimming with wonderful parks and outdoor recreation spaces. Among the notable parks — many of which are popular with families thanks to their plentiful amenities — are Rosland
, and Arden Park
. Apart from the public green spaces, residents can choose to become members of any number of in-town country and golf clubs, including the Edina Country Club
and the Interlachen Country Club
Edina is home to a number of excellent schools. Edina Public Schools are top ranked schools in both MN and the country. They boast strong curriculums with AP options (at the high school level) and fabulous theater, art, STEM, and sports programs. Included in the public school system is a French Immersion elementary school, Normandale, and a soon-to-be Spanish Immersion elementary.