The scenic town of Edina, Minnesota, was originally settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants and has since developed into a diverse metropolitan community of over 48,000 residents. Located southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, residents of Edina value the rich history and scenic location of their hometown. A stunning natural setting makes outdoor activities enjoyable year-round. Edina maintains an extensive network of parks, many with lakes that are used for fishing, boating, and in the winter, ice-skating. There are also several golf courses in Edina, including the Braemar Course and the Fred Richards Executive Golf Course. In the summer, the Edina Aquatic Center provides refreshing fun for all ages with its waterslides, tube flumes, pools and tunnels.
Promoting cultural development, the Edina Art Center offers classes and has galleries to display the art of local and national artists in various media. K-12 students are enrolled in the top-rated schools within the Edina School District or the Intermediate School District 287. Universities are also in close proximity including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Shopping in Edina is convenient, especially at 50th Street and France Avenue. Quaint and charming, 50th and France is filled with one-of-a-kind shops, eateries and service businesses. The city is also the proud home of Southdale Center, the first fully enclosed, climate-controlled mall in the United States. Edina is just minutes away from the big-city attractions, entertainment and economic opportunities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.