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Golden Valley has a population of 20,371 and is a first-ring suburb located five miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With its great location, parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The Village of Golden Valley was incorporated Dec 16, 1886. During its early years, Golden Valley was an agricultural community of only a few hundred residents, full of farms, mills, and dairies. Residential development began after the Electric Luce Line Railroad was cut through the village in 1912.
Between 1910 and 1940, Golden Valley's population increased from 692 to 2,040. More residential development followed industry's discovery of Golden Valley after World War II, and the village continued to grow. It became a city in 1972.
Golden Valley's proximity to downtown Minneapolis and its access to four major arterial roadways make it a prime commercial and industrial location. In fact, there are about 30,000 full-time jobs within the city—more per capita than any other city in the metropolitan area. Golden Valley is home to several large corporations, including Pentair, Honeywell, and General Mills. These corporations account for a large percentage of Golden Valley’s job base.
Golden Valley is also home to NBC affiliate KARE 11 television.
Golden Valley is served by two public school districts (Hopkins School District #270 and Robbinsdale School District #281) and is home to a state-operated arts high school (The Perpich Center for Arts). There are also three private schools located in the City (Breck School, King of Grace Lutheran School and Good Shepherd Catholic School).
Parks and Recreation:
Golden Valley dedicates more than 15% to parks and open space and maintains nearly 50 miles of trails, as well as numerous ball fields, courts, and activity areas. The area is also home to Theodore Worth Park and Recreational Area, which includes many golf courses and several public beaches.