Edina's 'downtown' at 50th and France neighborhood has long been a boutique shopping destination. With a 'Walker's Paradise' Walkscore of 90, people now also think of it as a walkable, livable lifestyle destination. It got its reputation with upscale shopping, but it also has virtually everything you need for daily living within just a few blocks... grocery store, bakery, bank, post office, drug store, chiropractic, dental, beauty salons, restaurants, clothing, specialty and gift boutiques, jewelry stores, movie theater... over 175 retailers and professional offices. It's hard to find a walk score of 90 even in the city, let alone in the suburbs!
Its setting on the dividing line between Edina and Minneapolis gives it a more urban lakes vibe, with a little more space than most city lots provide. Median price of homes currently for sale within a half mile radius covering both Edina and Minneapolis is $899,450, including houses, a townhouse and condos over the businesses at the corner of 50th & France. There also is a 55+ age restricted condo building right behind the Lunds-Byerly's grocery store. A 2BR/2BA unit in this complex is currently pending at $255,000 list price... a steal for this neighborhood, and a highly walkable location for Empty Nesters. Contact us if you would like to know more about what is currently available in this neighborhood.
The summer always kicks off with the Edina Art Fair the first weekend in June, when the streets are lined with vendors and there are plenty activities for kids. It is one of the top art festivals in the United States. The artsy vibe continues throughout the year and reflects its highly educated, affluent population.
Whether you are looking for a great place to shop and eat or a place to live where you don't need your car for daily living, Edina's 50th and France is a place to put on your 'check-it-out' list. Let us know if we can be of help (612-419-0560)... there is nothing we like better than showing off our wonderful neighborhoods!
Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Walkable Neighborhood Realtor