The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Edina City Center neighborhood has more
Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 16.1% have Norwegian ancestry.
Edina City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
A majority of the adults in the Edina City Center neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Minnesota by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.5%
of the neighborhoods in Minnesota.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 73.5% of the adults living in the
Edina City Center neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Edina City Center neighborhood is wealthier than 96.8%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Edina City Center neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 65.1%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Edina City Center neighborhood, is that an incredible 80.9% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.