Welcome to Edina
Friendly first-ring Minneapolis suburb
The peaceful town of Edina is a southwest neighbor of Minneapolis. You’ll find pockets of quiet residential areas throughout the city, an excellent school system, and many natural expanses to explore. A few offerings that Edina is known for are the dozens of parks, lakes, and ponds, and other forms of entertainment — spend your afternoons on the golfing greens and your evenings exploring it's great restaurants.
Edina offers its residents more than just the popular natural amenities and schooling options. The area has two malls within walking distance, a wide variety of restaurants, and job opportunities. Additionally, the highways near the center of Edina make getting around easy.
What to Love
- Parks, lakes, and creeks — nature abounds!
- Window shopping from local boutiques to big-name retailers
- Easygoing atmosphere perfect for families
People & Lifestyle
Edina is a warm, inviting town with friendly, caring residents, schools that excel in academics and sports, and proximity to nature. The mixture of these qualities and the diversity of Edina’s residents creates a peaceful atmosphere. From the dozens of parks and great schools, Edina attracts people from all walks of life.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is always something exciting on the menu in Edina. A popular outdoor district residents frequent for food, shopping, and services is 50th & France. Some of the stores located within this district are Athleta, Title Nine, and Anthropologie. For luxurious, sophisticated stores such as Tiffany & Co., Pottery Barn, and Louis Vuitton, be sure to visit the Galleria mall. Spruce up the interior of your new home with colorful flowers and bouquets from Flowers of Edina.
Dine-in at Cocina Del Barrio for modern Latin American tapas & tacos, steak, nachos, and cocktails. Experience authentic French cuisines at the elegant Salut Bar Americain. Grab a table at the casual Coconut Thai for eclectic Pan-Asian dishes, curries, and gluten-free options. From custom cakes to donuts and coffee, order a dozen pastries at Wuollet Bakery. Prefer something cheesy? Have a few slices of pizza along with various salads and sandwiches at Cafe Fusion.
Things to Do
Rated the best event for artists in all of Minnesota, bring the family to the Edina Art Fair. Rain or shine, visitors will be able to view and purchase from hundreds of creations, enjoy provided entertainment, have craft beer and gourmet food, and much more. If you love spending time walking the streets of Downtown Minneapolis, or perhaps one of its entertainment venues, the area is only 13 minutes away. Spend the night at the Acme Comedy Club to enjoy comedy headliners, drinks, and food.
One of the best urban waterways in the area would be Minnehaha Creek. Here you’ll be able to paddle down the lake, walk along with your dog, and experience the wide variety of animals that reside there. For easy access to the creek, visit one of the many entrances like Edina Browndale Park. At Bredesen Park, you’ll be able to enjoy the lengthy walking & biking trails, several ponds, and a lake, and birdwatching. Bring kids to the indoor rec center with an elaborate playground, swimming pool, and track at Edinborough Park. And if you’re seeking something competitive, bring your set of clubs and rent a cart at Braemar Golf Course.
Edina’s family-friendly environment relies on its outstanding school system. A few of the most exceptional academic opportunities for students in Edina include:
- Countryside Elementary School, K-5
- Valley View Middle School, 6-8
- Edina Senior High School, 9-12