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Situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Edina has a population of 47,941. Since many major highways run through or are close to Edina, it is readily accessible to the entire metropolitan area. Edina has numerous retail shopping centers. These include Southdale Center (the first climate-controlled, fully enclosed mall in the United States), Galleria, Yorktown and Centennial Lakes Plaza. Edina is also known for its thriving downtown area at 50th Street and France Avenue, known as "50th & France."
Edina began as part of Richfield Township, Minnesota. In the 1850s, 17 families, most of them immigrating as a result of the potato famine in Ireland, came to Minnesota and claimed land in the southwest section of what was then Richfield Township. They were followed by English and Scottish farmers, who claimed additional land near Minnehaha Creek. The Baird and Grimes (both which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and Country Club Districts were among the first areas to be established.
In 1888, the residents of the township held a meeting to consider founding a new village, thus separating themselves from Richfield Township. The idea was favorably accepted by those within the community and a committee was established to oversee the transition. After the decision was made to form a new village, a debate ensued regarding the naming of the new village. Several town meetings were held in the Minnehaha Grange Hall, during which the names "Hennepin Park," "Westfield" and "Edina" were suggested.
Edina Public Schools (ISD 273) serves a large portion of the City of Edina. It is a nationally recognized suburban public school district serving approximately 8,300 students. The District includes six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-9), and one high school (grades 10-12). The District also includes the award-winning Edina Family Center, which provides early learning opportunities for children ages 0-5 and their families and Community Education Services which provides programs and services for learners of all ages.
Parks and Recreation:
Edina operates 40 parks and recreational facilities, including Arneson Acres, Braemar Arena, Braemar Golf Courses, Braemar Golf Dome, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina Aquatic Center, Edina Art Center, Edina Senior Center, indoor Edinborough Park, Fred Richards Executive Golf Course and a dozen warming houses.