Population: 49,976Median home value: $424,500 78 Ranks better than 91% of areas

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A+ Edina Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Edina Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Minnesota
13434% more expensive than the US average
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Edina cost of living
A Edina Crime Total crime is 14% lower than Minnesota
Total crime
2,08824% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4824% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Edina crime
A Edina Employment Household income is 45% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$91,84766% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$65,245119% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%50% lower than the US average
Edina employment
C- Edina Housing Home value is 122% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$424,500130% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,28035% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Edina real estate or Edina rentals
A+ Edina Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
78%58% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
9:141% lower than the US average
Edina K-12 schools or Edina colleges

Living in Edina, MN

Edina is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 49,976 people. Edina has a population density of 3,234 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 86% of Edina residents are White, 7% Asian and 2% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Edina might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 52% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Edina can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Minnesota, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Edina and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Edina has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #39 in Minnesota and #2,544 in the USA. Based on this score, Edina would be considered a very livable city! Edina has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Edina has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (A). On a less positive note, Edina does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and weather (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Edina has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Edina: Centennial Lakes Park, Edinborough Park, and Southdale Center.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Edina gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 44 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Edina are 78%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Edina real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Edina. The median home price for Edina homes is $424,500, which is 121.7% higher than the Minnesota average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Edina, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 53.3% higher than the Minnesota average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Edina were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%.

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Compare Edina, MN Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Edina, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waite Park, Minneapolis8311.25,394
West Calhoun, Minneapolis834.11,400
Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis814.93,385
Diamond Lake, Minneapolis804.85,735
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Morris Park, Minneapolis807.12,899
Hale, Minneapolis795.33,318
Kenny, Minneapolis783.13,863
Armatage, Minneapolis782.44,528

Best Cities Near Edina, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Champlin, MN8419.523,929
Gem Lake, MN8319.6463
Falcon Heights, MN8311.35,534
Eden Prairie, MN815.763,206
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Savage, MN819.329,399
Northfield, MN8131.520,405
Circle Pines, MN8120.74,947
New Prague, MN8126.17,534

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A Review of Edina, Minnesota

I visited Edina, Minnesota a couple of years ago to visit one of my family members. I noticed that Edina was a mid-sized city, far from being a metropolis, but was comprised had of a lot of interesting sits and activities available. I also noticed that Edina is close to a few major highways, so taking a brief detour into another town was pretty easy feat.

During my visit my cousin and I visited one of the many churches that were there in Edina. Although we were visiting the church was very welcoming. We also went to Southdale shopping center. At Southdale there were a lot of popular stores there, such as Macy's, and even a little zoo located in the shopping center; which I thought was quite interesting. I would have liked to have gone out during the weekend but there were only a couple of local bars there and I do not really like the bar scene. There were tons of restaurants located in Edina, especially the traditional fast food restaurants but there were a few unique restaurants there as well. While I was there I ate at this seafood house called McCormick & Schmicks. I also tried a restaurant called Good Earth which catered more to people that like healthier low fat, organic foods. Out of the two my favorite restaurants was the Good Earth because the food was amazing and they donate a lot of their profits to charity.

There are also a lot of parks in Edina and there are is an art center located there. I visited during the summer of 2010 so going for a nice walk or jog was pretty relaxing. I would definitely visit Edina, Minnesota again and experience more of the activities that are available. It is a great place to visit if you have family there.
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