May 2015

Found 14 blog entries for May 2015.



 

Sometimes, it’s nicest to be out of the city.  Sure, you can get your groceries on foot, but it never feels peaceful, does it?  Still, if you want the convenience of having a big city nearby, mixed with the lakes and parks of the country, you’ll have to find something that blends the two seamlessly. Which is exactly what Edina does.

 Sure, we don’t have the volume of condos that you’ll find in St. Paul or Minneapolis, but what you will find here on Edina’s condo market is well worth the look.

 One of our favorite communities is Point of France condos, restricted to those age 55 and up.  Over 140 homes fill this mid-rise building.  Starting with one-bedroom units, you can find homes that feature up to five bedrooms with well over 3,000

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Minnesota provides plenty of great attractions, but the Venetian Indoor Water Park may be one of the best. This is a fun place for families, couples and groups of friends. Whether you want to throw a birthday party at the park or just enjoy it over the weekend, it's one of the top spots for fun.

The waterpark is found in Maple Grove, Minnesota at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. It's near Arbor Lakes, which is a premier shopping destination. Since it's an indoor park, it's open no matter what the weather is like outside.

What to Expect at the Park?

The 25,000 square foot park is a Mediterranean style retreat. It's weatherproof and provides a great escape for families looking to get away for the weekend. You will enjoy two four-story

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Dining

With more than two decades of experience serving the Edina area, Q. Cumbers provides a great place to din. It's a healthier restaurant and provides plenty of homemade items. They even have a number of vegetarian friendly options, along with meat-based dishes. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Q. Cumbers.

The Menu

The menu changes throughout the week with plenty of specials for both lunch and dinner. Some of the options include:

  • Family Night Special on Mondays
  • Senior's Night on Tuesdays
  • Pot Roast on Wednesdays
  • BBQ Ribs on Thursday
  • Adobe Chicken Tacos on Friday
  • Baked Chicken on Saturday
  • Chicken Fajitas on Sunday

They also provide a build-your-own-burger, lasagna, plenty of tacos and baked chicken throughout

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Edinborough Park is an action packed indoor public park. You will find more than just beautiful plants and flowers here, this indoor park contains a junior-Olympic sized pool, running track, fitness area, a ginormous playground and multi-purpose area.

This one-acre park has something for all ages, and is beautifully landscaped with easy walking pathways. No matter what the weather is like outside, Edinborough Park will be a comfortable 70 degrees for you to enjoy. You can also check out the Greek-style amphitheater, which accommodates 250 people. Here you will experience a wealth of free art performances that include music, dance, theater and visual arts.

Fun filled areas within the park include:

  • Adventure Peak – This structure includes a
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There’s a long weekend of house hunting ahead for folks hoping to purchase a home in Edina. The backend of our websites shows us which homes are getting the most attention and we thought maybe you’d like to pencil these in on your list of what to look at this weekend.

Creekside Beauty

If you’re looking for an open floor plan in a single-story home in Edina, check out this renovated stunner. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, the home features a family room with a fireplace an all-new kitchen ― and both with views.

This home has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and 2 partial bathrooms in 2,944 square feet of living space. It’s offered at $750,000.

Lake Cornelia

The second most popular home currently listed for sale in Edina sits on almost ½

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Dining

The Coyote Moon Grille is located at the Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This eatery is housed in a 12,000 square foot lodge-style bi-level building. There is also an outdoor patio to sit and enjoy your dinner or drinks with a friend. While on the patio you will gain a terrific view of the golf course, as well as the wetlands.

The Second Floor

The second floor of the Coyote Moon Grille is a pub, which stays close to the traditions that you would see in pubs around the globe. There is also a casual dining room on the second floor. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the staff is friendly.

Private Dining

The Coyote Moon Grille is the perfect place to hold your next special occasion, rather that is a wedding, meeting,

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Dining

Michael’s Restaurant is an excellent dining experience in Central Minnesota featuring one of the only places you can find authentic Austrian cuisine in the area. It’s a locally owned and operated business by Heinrich Wurdak for the past 20 years. Customers will experience a relaxing and casual atmosphere where they can enjoy a huge menu of options and American cuisine opportunities.

They are a great choice for hosting special events, romantic nights out, business conferences and any other occasion you may need a place to dine together. Stop in for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am-1pm, dinner Monday through Saturday from 5-8:30pm and Sundays are only open for private parties. Here is what you can try at Michael’s Restaurant.

What to

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There’s a lot of advice out there for the first-time homebuyer, but what about the rookie home seller? If you’ve never before sold a home you face a steep learning curve with few willing to teach you the ropes.

 Have no fear, Edina homeowner. Read on for three tips to help you avoid some common mistakes that newbies make when selling their first home.

1. Prepare the home for the market

Just as you dress for success when setting out for a job interview, so should you dress your house for the market. This involves painting (if the house needs it), replacing ratty or worn out floor coverings, making small repairs, cleaning and staging.

Why is this important? One of the big real estate research companies commissioned a study recently that

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Interlachen Country Club is Edina’s choice for championship golf, special occasions and creating family memories. The country club offers a Donald Ross designed golf course, modern amenities and fine dining. It’s a bit of a home away from home but with features you won’t find at home; the spa, the pool, the fitness, the tennis and the golf.

Whether you want to join Interlachen for its tradition, history and excellence, find a place to build relationships through social events and recreational activities, or if you need a place to host a really special event to your family, Interlachen is the perfect choice. It’s located at 6200 Interlachen Blvd in Edina and has been established since 1909. Here is a look at why everyone is choosing Interlachen.

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Here it is Thursday already and Mother’s Day is but three days away. If it completely slipped your mind, that’s ok ― we’ll point you in the right direction to ensure the Mom in your life has an amazing day.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

DIY Gift Basket: This one is easy and guaranteed to please Mom if you fill it with stuff she loves. Ideas include a bag of her favorite coffee or tea, fresh flowers, candles, gift cards, her favorite perfume ― you get the idea. Or make it a themed basket with, again, a bag of her favorite coffee, a sweet treat from a local Edina bakery, a snazzy coffee mug and, of course, a bouquet of fresh flowers.

The Gift of Pampering: The Day Spa Edina offers a massage membership, spa packages and gift cards (you can get an

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