Welcome to Edina
Edina is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is part of Hennepin County. It is situated directly southwest of Minneapolis, and in the 2010 census, it had 47,491 people. Edina is a thriving suburb that is easily accessible by multiple highways to and from the metropolitan areas. It's a very community-oriented neighborhood.
Fun fact#1: Many of the streets are named for people who lived in the city in the past, such as Gorgas Avenue, named for George and Eleanor Gorgas
, Wind, and Oliver, to name just a few.
Fun fact #2: Southdale Center is the first fully-enclosed, climate-controlled mall in America.
Southdale Center is along one of the busiest commercial areas in Edina, France Avenue. France Ave has plenty of office areas as well as shopping areas and is accessible from Crosstown Highway (62), and I-494.
Then and Now
There has been a longstanding myth that accompanied the naming of Edina. The myth goes something like this: Back when the city was a town, western Richfield township, there were two factions - the Irish Cahill community and the Scottish Mill community. When the town became a village in 1888, the Irish wanted to name it Killarney Lakes and the Scottish wanted to name it Edina. In reality, there were no Scottish people in the area in 1860 and only a few in 1888. There were Irish immigrants and people from the East Coast. The former were a tight-knit community; the latter settled around the Mill and were better off economically. A Scottish immigrant, Andrew Craik, moved into the area in 1869 and bought the Mill, which he renamed the Edina Mill in honor of his hometown - Edinborough, Scotland. When the area became a village in 1888, it was to be called Hennepin Park, then Westfield. A farmer named Henry Brown pushed for the village to be called Edina, and after a lot of heated debate, the motion passed. There seemed to be no ethnic divide as to the name itself with Irish and Scots on both sides.
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Many of the cities around the Twin Cities metro area have their crime data published on the Community Crime Map. This is a great resource for looking at what is going on in various cities. Another great resource is to check with the city's local police department. The have a lot of data available for public use. Community Crime Map
Minneapolis publishes to the Community Crime Map, but also has a couple specific resources that are not on there:
Check out the Minneapolis Police Department website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/statistics/index.htm
The Shots Fired Map
is unique to Minneapolis. They installed a system of microphones that can detect locations of shots fired based on triangulation of the sounds from the microphones.
Edina does not publish to the Community Crime Map (as of 2019) so here is a link to their site: https://www.edinamn.gov/326/Crime-Data-Map
Community Arts & Recreation
MAY: Edina Art Fair
- (50th & France
) The First Official Art Fair of the Year!
Ranked #1 in MN and one of the top fine arts fair in the Nation, featuring the top 280 fine artists from Minnesota, the U.S and Canada
Free Admission | Rain or Shine | Free Shuttle | Craft Beer Garden| Parking Ramps | Kids Zone | Food Trucks
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