July 2015

Found 7 blog entries for July 2015.

Golf - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deapeajay/1589466335/

Lilli Putt is the place to go miniature golf and entertainment with the whole family in Coon Rapids, MN. It’s a fun, affordable and convenient place to take the whole gang where you’ll find mini golf and rides to keep you entertained for hours. You can find affordable ticket prices and group rates available to keep your day affordable and available for the whole family.

Located right in Coon Rapids, it’s a convenient spot to host birthday parties or just drop-in for a spontaneous desire to play some miniature golf. When you’re ready for golf, games, rides and family fun, check out Lilli Putt. Here is a look at what to expect.

About Lilli Putt

The miniature golf course and family entertainment center is located at 1349 Coon Rapids Boulevard.

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In Minnesota, you’ll always find a corner that feels like home.  Even the quieter towns have areas filled with world-class shopping, exquisite restaurants, and sophisticated bars to while away the evening.  But, one thing you’ll find in this part of the country that you just can’t get everywhere is the Mother Nature, often just around the corner from the modern conveniences of life.  Minnesota is green - and Edina is no different.  In fact, it might be the example.

In the heart of this refreshing town, you’ll find the Galleria Shopping Center and connected to it, the Residences at Westin Edina Galleria.  Eighty-two condos grace the upper floors of this hotel creating residential splendor.  Two and three-bedroom homes, as well as incredible

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An interesting aspect of any real estate market is that when more homes are listed for sale and fewer sell, the area’s inventory increases. That is exactly what we’re seeing in the Edina real estate market right now. If you’re interested in buying a house in Edina, this is your golden opportunity.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from June, 2015, they are considered the most recent numbers.

New Listings in Edina

Last month, the number of homeowners in Edina that decided to list their homes for sale increased more than 14 percent over the previous year. This month sees another increase, this time it’s 9.4 percent, bringing the total number of homes for sale in Edina to 187.

Median

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Burger - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/skeeze-272447/

A classic American diner, Convention Grill is a great spot for a quick meal, dinner with family or a unique date night. They have been a part of Edina since 1934 and still remain as a favorite for many diners in the area. Whether you just moved here or it has just been a while since you dined at Convention Grill, now is the time to head out for a great lunch or dinner here.

Relax at a table or a booth and enjoy one of the many great items on the menu. You can also sit at the counter if you prefer. Your food will be prepared in an open kitchen and you can choose from all kinds of great items.

The Menu

The menu consists of many items, but they are most known for the burger. Some of the favorite choices include:

  • Cheeseburger
  • California
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It may seem impossible to find a “bargain-priced” home in a city where the average sales price of a home is $522,558, but it’s not. The Lindahl Team has been able to put several of our clients into homes for sale in Edina for far less than the average price. Sure, it’s challenging to find these gems, but if you know the right people and keep on top of the market it can be done.

In fact, this week we’ve found two homes we think fit the criteria for a bargain in Edina and, no, they aren’t both condos.

Cedarwood of Edina

Why continue renting when you can begin building equity in your own home? In fact, at only $76,500, you can own this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo for payments that are less than what these units rent for.

The unit boasts a

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Dining

Salut Bar Americain is a unique restaurant in Edina and Saint Paul featuring French Tapas and a fantastic bar. Enjoy lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour all week with seafood, steaks, pasta and more. Sides are served for two or more and specials take place daily. Try the Family Style Feast for 8 to 10 people or stop in for dessert and a cocktail.

It’s your stop for French cuisine in the area and you’ll love the beautiful interior featuring a beautiful bar with lit-up shelves, classy black booths, checkered table cloths, hardwood floors and a gorgeous outdoor patio where you can see the bright red restaurant sign over modern black walls. Make your reservation today for Salut Bar Americain.

What to Expect

The restaurant is located in two

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The award-winning Edina Public Schools, ISD 273, includes a roster of high-performing schools throughout the city. Purchasing a home within the district’s boundaries assures you of owning a home that will maintain its value far better than similar homes in poorer-performing school districts.

This month we take a look at Concord Elementary School, serving 739 students in grades K through 5. The school employs 42 full-time teachers, giving it a student/teacher ratio of 17:1. Only three other schools in the district have better ratios.

Test Scores

Although they are still competitive, since 2011, Concord Elementary School’s third-grade student scores on the reading portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III exams have been

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