Spotlight on Edina, Minnesota

According to the U.S. News & World Report, the Edina school district is the best performing in all of Minnesota. Newsweek agrees, ranking Edina High School the best in the state. It’s no surprise, then, that families clamoring to get their children into the district are eager to buy property here.

Below we take a look at a range of properties currently on the market in Edina to give you an idea of what it takes to get a foothold into this desirable community.

7618 York Ave. S. #1119, Edina, MN
List Price: $135,000 | HOA Fee: $285/month
Size: 2 bed | 1 bath | 850 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: Joshua Ives, Edina Realty, Inc.

If you’re a young couple and think you might have kids sometime in the future, this 2-bed, 1-bath home is a great option. The unit is on the smaller side, but this condo provides enough space for those getting started who also want a bit of room to grow. The kitchen has been remodeled and includes stainless steel appliances, and light-colored hardwood floors make the space feel open and airy. Notable features include the unit’s screened-in patio and underground heated parking. Not only is this unit affordable by Edina standards, but condo fees include cable, heat and membership to the Edinborough Park!

414 Jefferson Ave. S., Edina, MN
List Price: $269,900
Size: 3 bed | 2 baths | 2,130 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: Mark Fearing, RE/MAX Prodigy

Here we find one of the most affordable single-family homes on the market in Edina today, coming in well below the community’s median sales price of $400,000. We love this property because it includes many desirable features like an open-concept first floor and upper-level master suite with a newly renovated bathroom. At the same time, though the kitchen and downstairs bathroom are both clean and in good condition, they could use some remodeling – allowing the buyers to add their personal touch. The home is located just minutes to Rt. 169, making this an ideal home for commuters.

5232 Meadow Ridge, Edina, MN
List Price: $479,500
Size: 3 bed | 3 baths | 2,134 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: Tom McGlynn, Lakes Sotheby’s International

Families looking for a maintenance free property will fall in love with this Edina home. The 1950s walkup Rambler-style home has been gutted and renovated down to the studs. High end appliances and finishes have been integrated throughout the property, with floor-to-ceiling cabinets offering an abundance of storage in the kitchen. In addition to the home’s beautiful woodwork, there are two fireplaces, including one in the living room that has been surrounded by a gorgeous stone hearth. Front and back yards are not only flat and large, but they have been meticulously maintained. The back yard provides ample space for an in-ground pool. The space, layout and flow of this home are not only conducive for children’s play, but also offer a warm and inviting home for entertaining. Those looking to get into the Edina market now should jump on this house quickly—the sellers originally listed the property in October 2014 and the price has come down since then by almost $70,000!

4385 Thielen Ave., Edina, MN
List Price: $569,900
Size: 3 bed | 3 baths | 3,256 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: Adam Fonda, Lakes Sotheby’s International

From the outside you would have no idea that this house offers as much square footages as it does. The Cape Cod-style property is situated on a corner lot and allows owners to enjoy views of the Minnehaha Creek from its stunning outdoor deck and patio. This home provides a rustic feel on the outside but offers all of the elements of a traditional (but updated!) home on the inside. Tall ceilings and wall-to-wall windows offer incredible light. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled and includes all new stainless steel appliances (including a 5-burner gas stove) and new countertops. A separate dining area provides a cozy place for families to enjoy meals together before parents retreat to their stunning upper-level master suite, where vaulted ceilings, archways, built-in shelving, fireplace and high-end master bath make the room feel like you’re on your own mini-vacation.

4513 Wooddale Ave., Edina, MN
List Price: $949,900
Size: 4 beds | 3 baths | 3,247 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: Brad McNamara, Edina Realty, Inc.

 

When we first saw this home, we thought we had been transported to some far away estate in England. But turns out, we were fooled by the stucco exterior as we were still in Edina. That notwithstanding, this stately home boasts a country-club feel, with walls of windows, multiple fireplaces and in-floor heating. For just under a million dollars, this home has ample space for entertaining and relaxing alike. A fully-renovated basement is ideal for children and their toys, while the first-floor living, reading and dining areas offer adults their own areas to play. Those looking to get out and about will find that 50th & France is just a short walk away, and lakes right nearby for outdoor recreation.

4904 E. Sunnyslope Road, Edina, MN
List Price: $1,795,000
Size: 4 bed | 3 baths | 4,645 sq. ft.
Seller’s Agent: John McWhite, Coldwell Banker Burnet

 

Just for good measure, we’ve thrown in a house that we know most people (including ourselves) will never be able to afford – but we can dream, right? From the front, this house looks like nothing more than a traditional mid-century, entry-level home. Once you step inside (and after you pick your jaw up off the floor), you’ll see the home has been masterfully renovated by Reuter Walton & Sala architects. The attention to detail is unparalleled, with rich colors and warm woodwork used to provide a cozy feel amid the modern and sleek elements. This is a “must see to believe” type home that, despite its price tag, will undoubtedly fly off the market in no time.

Edina is home to a number of billionaires, most notably Richard Schulze and the late Carl Pohlad, so it didn’t come as a surprise how many homes are on the market with a $1+ million asking price. That said, we were surprised to find how many condos, townhouses and starter homes were available in Edina, too. Most look at Edina as being a wealthy, unattainable community – but we’ve found that a little digging can provide families with the entry point they need to access the state’s top public schools.

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