Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Edina,
the Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
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 Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 98.4%
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.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd 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 99.3%
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 families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and active retirees.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 71.8% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood has more
Swedish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 2.4% have Finnish ancestry.
Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.5%
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, one way that the Gleason Rd / Valley View Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.