August 2015

Found 6 blog entries for August 2015.


Labor Day Weekend in the Twin Cities is almost upon us and that means it’s our last chance to enjoy a long, lazy summer weekend until next year. If you’re planning a trip by car, understand that Triple A is predicting the busiest Labor Day weekend on the roads in seven years. They say that they expect 35.5 million folks to hit the roads that weekend.

Kind of makes you want to stick close to home, doesn’t it? Since we’re still a week away from heading into the long weekend you’ve still got time to set some plans and we have a few suggestions.

Minnesota State Fair

This is the biggie folks ― the State Fair, with so much to do it’s doubtful one day is sufficient. A trip through the State Fair Gardens, a visit to the art and sculpture tour,

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Balanced. That’s the best way to describe the current real estate market in Edina and it’s probably the only market in the Twin Cities metro region that can make that claim.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from July, 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 inched up 2.5 percent, adding to the area’s inventory of available homes.

Median Sales Price in Edina

The median sales price of an Edina home decreased in July over July 2014’s median, to $393,615. This is also a decrease from the previous month’s $417,000. In fact, this is the third consecutive month

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So, which homes for sale in Edina are getting the most attention this week? Read on to find out what other homebuyers are viewing in the Edina real estate market.


Popular in Pamela Park

The most viewed listing at is a gorgeous mid-century modern home with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3,010 square feet of living space. Built in 1958, the home features amazing brickwork, a gorgeous galley kitchen, patio and a large, grassy backyard. This home, located in the Edina school district and listed at $749,900, can be viewed here.


Live Near the Golf Course

Second in popularity this week is this new home in the Mendelssohn subdivision in Edina’s Interlachen Park neighborhood. Built this year, the home features 5

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We haven’t figured out if there’s something in the water in Edina or what, but our schools are among the best in the state. Buying a home near an ISD 273 school assures that it will hold its value better than were you to purchase a home in a poor-performing school district.

This month we highlight another of Edina Public School District’s elementary schools, Cornelia Elementary. Serving nearly 560 students in grades K through 5, Cornelia employs 42 full-time teachers, giving it the lowest student-teacher ratio in the district, about 13:1.

Ratings and Test Scores awards Cornelia nine stars out of a possible 10 and gives it four out of five.

2013 was the last year that Cornelia’s 5th graders bested both the

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Botanical Garden - Image Credit:

Munsinger Clements Gardens is one of the top spots in St. Cloud if you love beautiful plants. It's found along the Mississippi River and is located across from St. Cloud State University. You can enjoy the winding paths as you discover plenty of nature here.

Munsinger Gardens

Many different stages of development, along with plenty of improvements have gone into making Munsinger Gardens what it is today. It was once a sawmill, but was transformed over the years into the gardens. In 1938 there was a greenhouse built on the property for the first time. It has since been replaced with a new greenhouse, however. The gardens are full of beautiful flowers and plants you can enjoy whenever you visit.

Clemens Gardens

Donated to the city by Bill and

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Craving some hometown news? Read on, friend.

Live the WILD Life!

In case you missed the news, Minnesota Wild’s Kyle Brodziak has taken a gig with the St. Louis Blues so he’ packing up and moving out. These means his Edina home is up for grabs at $1,050,000.

Built in 2012, this roomy home features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,381 square feet. It sits on a fenced, 1/3-acre lot, steps from Tingdale Park. Check out the home’s custom touches: Brazilian Cumaru floors, cherrywood kitchen cabinets and granite countertops and a Creston A/V system with iPads. See the home and read more about it here.

A New Place to Eat, Drink and Play Games

Come for the food and stay for the Million Dollar Midway the new Dave & Buster’s, opening Monday,

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