Welcome to Golden Valley!

Golden Valley is a city in Hennepin County about 10 minutes west of Downtown Minneapolis. Golden Valley has a population of around 21,000 residents. Golden Valley is also home to some very large corporate headquarters: Allianz Life, General Mills, and Pentair making it a desirable place to look for work and live!

Schools

Golden Valley is within both the Robbinsdale Area School District (ISD 281) and Hopkins School District (ISD 270). Golden Valley is also home to private schools and a state arts high school. There are six schools physically located within city limits:

  • Meadowbrook Elementary (Hopkins School District)
  • Noble Elementary (Robbinsdale School District)
  • Perpich Center for Arts Education (State School Grades 11 & 12)
  • Breck School (K-12 Private)
  • King of Grace Lutheran School (K-8 Private)
  • Good Shepard Catholic School (K-6 Private)

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Restaurants

There are some great restaurants in New Hope for families to enjoy. A couple of the community favorites are:

Doolittles is known for its woodfire cooking. A popular menu item at Doolittles is their spit-roasted chicken!

Nong’s a great little thai restaurant located off the 169 & Medicine Lake Road exit in a small strip mall. If you are a fan of curry, you need to check out Nong’s!

New Bohemia is unlike any other restaurant around it. New Bohemia has an amazing beer menu and plenty of unique bratwurst for you to try!

Good Day Cafe is known for an amazing breakfast menu, but don’t stop there stop in for lunch or dinner and get the same great tasting food!

Entertainment

Golden Valley Commons is a great spot to check out if you are looking for a quick place to walk around and get something to eat. Golden Valley Commons is conveniently located on Highway 55 and Winnetka Ave.

Love golf? Interested in joining a golf & country club? You are in luck, Golden Valley is home to the Golden Valley Country Club. The club was established in 1914 and is renowned for its A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course!

Parks & Recreation

Golden Valley is home to over 30 city parks, more than 1,035 acres of land dedicated to open space and parks, and nearly 50 miles of trails!

Brookview Park and Golf Course is a key attraction in Golden Valley’s portfolio of parks. Brookview is home to an 18-hole regulation course, a 9-hole par 3 course, a driving range, teaching area, and a golf shop and grill!

Golden Valley also has two community centers (Davis Community Center and  Brookview Community Center) these spaces provide both recreation and meeting areas for Golden Valley residents.

Real Estate Available in the Community

The vast majority of homes available in Golden are existing homes within neighborhoods established in the late 60’s to 70’s. Depending on price range and what you are looking for you can find a well updated, maintained, and move-in-ready home to an older, outdated, in-need-of-TLC home ready for your remodel ideas!

Golden Valley also has some modern architecture homes and neighborhoods, especially around the Sweeney Lake area of the city. Some of Golden Valley’s home designs have been touched by the architectural legend Frank Lloyd Wright!

New construction is quite sparse in Golden Valley, but there are opportunities if you are willing to do a tear-down or spend in the $700k+ range. There is a new, smaller neighborhood called Laurel Ponds which will be the site for 24 detached townhomes.

Real Estate Market Data & Update

Most recent market data from Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows the following key indicators for the Golden Valley real estate market:

  • -35.9% change in new listings year-over-year
  • -22.2% change in closed sales year-over-year
  • +35.1% change in median sales price year-over-year
  • $308,750 median sales prices

In summary, like the overall real estate market — sellers are favored with increasing median sale prices, low inventory, and decreased closed sales.