Edina is a walkable, golf-driven community located within the first ring of Minneapolis suburbs. Beginning as a small farming and milling community in the 1860s, Edina became one of the first incorporated Minneapolis suburbs in the late 19th Century and is now a hip destination for shopping and dining. The stylish and sprawling commercial district of 50th and France runs across both sides of Edina’s boundary with Minneapolis. With more than 175 retailers, 50th and France is the top shopping destination in the entire Twin Cities region.
Edina’s eclectic housing options include stylish condos, spacious single-family homes, and grand luxury residences nestled alongside the lakes and country parks that dot the city.
Edina is a sophisticated city offering access to some of Minnesota’s finest amenities. These amenities include two first-class golf courses and 50th and France’s endless array of upscale shopping and dining options. There is also a great deal of beautiful scenery to explore within Edina, including numerous lakes and the diverse landscape surrounding Minnehaha Creek.
The beloved 50th and France area is overflowing with Minnesota’s finest shopping and dining options. Edina Grill is one of many standout eateries in this stylish area. This happening spot is open from breakfast through dinner and serves an eclectic menu of elevated American classics. Highlights include award-winning blue ribbon turkey burgers, signature fish tacos, flavorful steak salad, and mouthwatering pulled short rib Bolognese. The curated drink list is similarly impressive and is filled with craft cocktails and carefully selected wines.
Cocina del Barrio offers creative and modern reinterpretations of traditional Mexican fare, including made-to-order guacamole, ahi tuna, and pork carnitas tacos, queso fundido, and exquisite handcrafted margaritas. Red Cow pairs a wide selection of craft beers and fine wines with delicious gourmet burgers, sophisticated salads, and hearty brunch plates.
Other dining choices in Edina include several first-class restaurants at the Edina Country Club. Here, you can enjoy chef-driven fine dining and golf course views at Chester’s, poolside family dining at The Landing, and classic pub grub in the convivial atmosphere of The Pub.
At 50th and France, the extensive selection of retailers includes a wide-ranging mix of premier brands and independent boutiques. Some of the most popular retailers here include Evereve for hip denim and casualwear, Grethen House for curated collections of designer womenswear, and Flirt Boutique for premium lingerie.
Every summer, an estimated 250,000 visitors descend on Edina to see top artists and craft producers from across the nation display their work at the three-day Edina Art Fair. This major event is the top art fair in Minnesota and one of the top 50 in the entire United States. The Edina Fourth of July Parade is another major annual event that features marching bands, youth associations, community groups, and veterans marching through Edina prior to a concert and a fireworks display.
Edina is also a first-class destination for golfing. The Edina Country Club features an exquisite 18-hole golf course, which was designed by renowned architect Tom Bendelow in 1923. Two of the world’s top golfers, Chris Brands, and Tom Lehman, led a redesign of the course in the 2010s that added new greens, bunkers, and fairway grasses while maintaining Bendelow’s classic layout. Along with several fine restaurants, Edina Country Club also offers a beautiful pool complex, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and winter activities including platform tennis, hockey, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and cross-country skiing. Braemar Golf Course offers 27 holes of public play including one of the top-rated 18-hole courses in the country.
Minnehaha Creek runs through Edina on its meandering 22-mile path from Lake Minnetonka to Minnehaha Falls. This route takes Minnehaha Creek through a gorgeous landscape of woodlands, wetlands, parks, and urban cities. Popular activities include paddling along Minnehaha Creek’s diverse landscape.
Edina is served by the Edina Public School District, which is ranked among the top ten school districts in Minnesota.
Check out https://www.edinamn.gov/Calendar.aspx for events at the Art Center, Braemar Arena, Braemar Field, Centennial Lakes Park, Edinborough Park, and more.
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