Edina Real Estate Blog | Kris Lindahl - RE/MAX Results

 

One thing that Edina-ites are proud of is their schools – there’s not a stinker in the bunch. This month we salute Normandale Elementary School, serving more than 650 students in grades K through 5. Normandale employs 32 full-time teachers so the school has a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1.

Student Services and Activities

Normandale Elementary is a French immersion school so although the curriculum is identical to other elementary schools in Edina, the students are taught in French.

The school also offers the Junior Great Books and Math Olympiads programs.

Rankings and Test Scores

GreatSchools.org awards Normandale its highest distinction, 10 out of 10 stars. The school also garners SchoolDigger.com’s highest honor of five

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With the winter holidays approaching, life is about to get very busy for Edina parents. This is also family time, however, so check out our list of things to do with the kids this month.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

A festive and fun event for the whole family, the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk gets underway on November 14, 2015 at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Dress up in a holiday-themed costume and come on out to help fight arthritis. Find more information on Facebook.

Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

This one is happening this weekend, Saturday, November 7, at Excel Energy Center. If you can’t make this one, check out the Wild taking on the Winnipeg Jets on November 10 or when the Nashville Predators come to town on the 21st. The

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You don’t necessarily have to be minted to get your wardrobe workout-ready. If you shop smart, you can find inexpensive gear at local stores around the Twin Cities and online. Keep in mind, however, that what you wear will take a beating similar to the one your body takes, so spending a bit more on quality athletic wear that will last is a smart move.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular places, online and off, to purchase your workout clothes in Edina.

Lucy

Lucy is based in Alameda, Calif. but offers three stores in the Twin Cities, one right here in Edina, so you don’t have to travel far to find workout gear. They also offer online ordering at lucy.com. From a look at the website’s “What’s New” section we see they’re offering

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It’s no secret that Edina is home to some amazing estates, with values more than many of us make in a lifetime. We thought it’d be fun to kick off Friday with a look at several of the priciest homes in Edina – what the 1 percenters will be viewing while house hunting this weekend.

Northern Fox Meadow

For a mere $7,945,000 you can land the most expensive property on the real estate market in Edina. With 16,228 square feet you can rest assured it would be easy to get lost in this huge home. One thing you won’t have to worry about is traveling far to go potty – the home has nine bathrooms! With 4 bedrooms, that’s 2 bathrooms for each bedroom.

It’s a gorgeous property, with lots of room for entertaining, such as a rooftop terrace and amazing

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Edina’s real estate market has been in a balanced mode for the past few months and, while it’s safe to say that October’s statistics prove it to be balanced as well, we are seeing some slight changes.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from September, 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 decreased nearly 9 percent over the previous year.  This month, nearly 10 percent fewer homes came on the market compared to September 2014. On a month-to-month basis, however, there were more homes listed in September than August (from 125 in August to 137 in September).

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Lots! Read on and mark your calendar!

Watch a flick

Grab the family and head to Edinborough Park for the Friday Family Movie Night in Edina. Tonight you’ll be able to enjoy the Disney movie "Planes." The movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

More fall family fun

You’re invited to the Edina Community Center tomorrow morning for a chance to get to you’re your neighbors at the Family Harvest Party. Organized by the Edina Family Center PTO, they’re requesting that you bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. The fun starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at 11:30 a.m. at the Edina Community Center ECC room.

"Not So Scary" Halloween Party

This is a great event for the little ones who might get a bit too freaked out at older-kid Halloween

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Condos in Edina MN

Sure, Edina is known for its amazing high-end homes, but who says you have to live removed from all that our city has to offer? If you crave a walkable neighborhood that puts you within steps of all of Edina’s amenities, consider shopping for a new Edina condo home in the 5000 France community.

Located smack dab in the middle of Edina, tucked in among our fabulous eateries and trendy shops, this community is home to 24 homes, with floor plans from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet of living space.

Each home boasts of a custom kitchen with yummy cabinetry and granite counters, high quality finishes throughout and a private patio.

Your association fees are worth every penny because they set you free from the hassles of landscape care, snow removal,

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This month we’re shining the spotlight on another elementary school in the Edina Public School District, Creek Valley Elementary, serving 613 students, in grades K through 5. Creek Valley employs 36 full-time teachers, giving the school about a 16:1 student-teacher ratio.

Rankings and Test Scores

School ratings site SchoolDigger.com awards Creek Valley with its highest award, five out of five stars, ranking it 33rd of 820 elementary schools in Minnesota. GreatSchools.org gives Creek Valley nine stars out of a possible 10.

For three consecutive years, Creek Valley Elementary School’s 5th graders have beaten the district’s average on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III exams (MCAIII) exams. In 2015, nearly 85 percent of these

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Last month we described the current Edina real estate market as balanced and the same holds true for this month. We have a somewhat healthy inventory of available homes for sale so buyers aren’t being locked out and homeowners are seeing consistent price increases.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from August, 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 decreased nearly 9 percent over August of 2014’s number.  It’s also down on a month-to-month basis, with 163 homes listed in July and 125 in August.

Median Sales Price in Edina

The median sales price of an Edina

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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is gearing up for their Fall 2015 Parade of Homes Tour, happening September 12 to October 4. This season’s tour promises to be amazing, with 390 new homes to view.

You’ll find four Dream Homes on the tour this time around and two of them are in Edina. Let’s look at a quick preview of what you can expect from these amazing luxury homes.

Parkwood Knolls, Edina

Carl M. Hansen Companies calls the floor plan design of this home “clever,” for its attention to detail. This is a European Mediterranean home complete with an inner courtyard. Inside, you’ll find 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 5,000 square feet of living space.

It features a classic library, formal dining room and a chef’s kitchen

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