Welcome to Edina! Find Your Place Here.
Residents of Edina love their homes and the city. Less than 10 miles away from downtown Minneapolis, Edina is able to enjoy a small-town feel with all the amenities of living in a big city.
Edina has award-winning schools, a well-developed downtown, almost 40 parks, and an assortment of community-centered arts and recreation establishments. Edina is also home to Southdale, the nation’s first indoor mall. If you are searching for homes for sale in Edina, MN, view our Edina real estate listings today.
Edina boasts 40 parks and over 1,500 acres of open space as well as 10 recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. With programs, classes, sports leagues, and more, there’s always a fun way to stay active in Edina. Whether you want to hit the golf course, go for a swim, or play basketball, everything you need is easily accessible to you at top-notch facilities.
If you love to shop, Edina is the city to live in. With fantastic shopping areas like 50th & France and the Galleria, you’ll find everything you could want and more. Edina is also home to Southdale Center, the nation’s first regional indoor shopping mall.
Hungry? Edina offers countless dining options to please any palette. Whether you’re in the mood for Burgers – the Red Cow, or thinking Italian – Ciao Bella, or absolutely anything in-between, Edina has a restaurant to fulfill your cravings.
Edina offers single-sort recycling pick-up to its residents, making it easy to go green. The city also holds Energy Events hosted by the Energy & Environmental Commission, which focus on environmental concerns of the community and society at large.
Edina’s residents are served by the public Independent School District 273 with six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one senior high school. The district is known for its standard of excellence, and in 2014 Edina High School was recognized as the #1 high school in Minnesota. The city is also home to four private schools: Our Lady of Grace, St. Peters Lutheran School, Excel High School, and Calvin Christian School. Post-secondary institutions in Edina include Devry University, Minnesota School of Business, Broadview Institute, Excel College, the Keller Graduate School of Management, and a branch of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Metro Transit fulfills Edina’s public transportation needs, with bus routes from Edina into the heart of Minneapolis. The city is also expanding its network of bike lanes, making it safer and easier to commute any way you please.
Edina’s local government is served by a City Council that consists of the mayor and four additional council members. The council is responsible for appointing a city manager, who carries out the policies and ordinances dictated by the city.
Primarily settled by Irish, English, and Scottish farmers, the area that would become present-day Edina was originally a part of the Richfield Township. In 1888 the residents of the area held a meeting to discuss creating a new village separate from the township, and so Edina was born. The city has grown and developed into one of the most affluent suburbs of Minneapolis.