Edina

Edina is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Edina (pronounced E dine ah) is a first ring suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis.  The population was 47,941 at the 2010 census.

Edina real estate is highly sought after for its great neighborhoods, location within the Twin Cities metropolitan area and its award winning school district.  Its median sales price of single family homes is $395,000.

More than 95% of the city is developed with residential areas comprising the largest portion.  Edina is made up of many different neighborhoods including, Highlands, Indian Hills, Viking Hills, Morningside, Country Club, Cahill, Chapel Hill, South Harriet Park, Interlachen, Rolling Green, Sunnyslope, White Oaks, Parkwood Knolls, Dewey Hill and Hilldale.

Edina has a reputation for being one of the most affluent suburbs of Minneapolis and its citizens are considered wealthy (higher median income then the rest of the state). Popular culture in Minnesota references that Edina is an acronym for “Every Day I Need Attention” referencing the stereotypical resident as somewhat wealthy and aloof.  Despite that reference, many families choose to live in Edina because of its convenient location other reputation, its great schools.

Most of Edina is in Independent School District (ISD) 273, which serves children primarily from Edina. There are approximately 7,500 K-12 students served by 1,139 teachers and support staff in six elementary schools (Grades K-5), two middle schools (Grades 6–9), and one senior high school (Grades 10–12).

Edina High School is often listed in the top 100 schools in the United States in academics. Recent studies show that 98% of EHS students graduate, 85% of EHS grads go to college and that 85% of Edina High School graduates completed college within 5 yrs after high school graduation.  A recent follow-up study showed that ten years after graduation from Edina High School 43% of EHS graduates had obtained advanced postgraduate degrees or were pursuing graduate degrees at the time of the study.

There are three private schools in Edina. Our Lady of Grace (OLG), which is a Catholic school that serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, St. Peters Lutheran School, and Calvin Christian School.

For more information, go to the City of Edina’s website

Here are some links to points of interest within Edina:

Centennial Lakes Park
50th & France
Galleria-Shops of Distinction
Southdale Shopping Center
AMC Theater Edina