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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 EdinaRealEstate.com 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

GreatSchools.org awards Cornelia nine stars out of a possible 10 and SchoolDigger.com 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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/husseinabdallah/9471071462

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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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.


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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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