Community Introduction


Welcome to Edina

Thriving as one of the metropolitan area’s oldest and most fully developed communities, Edina is a popular location choice for both residents and businesses.

Situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis, Edina is part of Hennepin County and has a population of more than 47,000. Minnesota Highways 62 and 100 divide the City into four sections.

Many major highways are close to Edina, making it readily accessible to the entire metropolitan area. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 100 extend north and south; Interstate 494 and Minnesota Highway 62 extend east and west. Minnesota Highway 7 is within three miles of the City, and Interstate 394 is within five miles.

Our major employers include: Fairview Southdale Hospital, Jerry’s Enterprises Inc., ConAgra Foods, Wells Fargo Funding, Nash Finch and International Dairy Queen.


Edina has numerous retail shopping centers, including Southdale Center, the first climate-controlled, fully enclosed mall in the country. Other shopping centers include Galleria, Yorktown and Centennial Lakes Plaza. The City also boasts a thriving downtown area at 50th Street and France Avenue.

Edina values its history, and the Baird and Grimes homes and Country Club District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Grange Hall and Cahill School, owned by the City and located across from City Hall in Tupa Park, are also on the Register. The Baird Home is located at 4400 W. 50th St., and the Grimes home is located at 4200 W. 44th St.

The City offers several scenic paths for bicycling, walking, jogging, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Parkland and open space totals 1,552 acres, and the City features 39 public parks and four open space areas. Among the highlights of the park and recreation system are Braemar Golf Course, Centennial Lakes Park, Edinborough Park, Edina Aquatic Center and Edina Art Center.

Please visit City offices at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. or the Chamber of Commerce offices at 7701 Normandale Road, Suite 101.

 

 


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