city in Hennepin County, Minnesota
suburb; Twin Cities suburb; Minnesota city
2 times a year
in English language:
86508 / 86800
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is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, and a
first-ring suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis.
Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the
1860s. The population was 47,425 at the 2000 census.
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 and Country Club
Districts (both which are listed on the National Register of
Historic Places), are located in the northeast part of Edina and
were among the first areas to be established.
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
many of the street names in Edina are named after families whose
farms once occupied that area, for example: Grimes Avenue, Code
Avenue, Gleason (Gleeson) Road, Cooper Avenue and Wyman Avenue.
has a reputation for being one of the most affluent suburbs of
Minneapolis. Edina citizens are considered wealthy (e.g. median
household income for 1999 in Edina was $66,019, compared to
$37,974 for Minneapolis and $47,111 for the state of Minnesota),
which led to the once derogatory term of "cake eaters"
(a reference to the "Let them eat cake" quote
misattributed to Marie Antoinette). The term is now largely used
in jest in regional sports rivalries. Such usage can be seen, for
example, in the Disney film, The Mighty Ducks, in which the term
is used in reference to the Adam Banks character. Up until the
1960s, the name "cake eater" had been attributed to the
Washburn (Minneapolis) Millers, a high school located in a
prosperous neighborhood of nearby Minneapolis. Additionally,
popular culture in Minnesota references that Edina is an acronym
for the phrase "Every Day I Need Attention" once again
referencing the stereotypical Edina resident as somewhat wealthy
is home to some billionaires, most notably Richard M. Schulze and
the late Carl Pohlad.
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We- >1 07 Twin Cities suburb
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Tu >1 00 City near Minneapolis
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Th NYT 03 City between Richfield and Minnetonka
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Fr NYT 03 Midwest city abutting Eden Prairie
We CSy 07 Minneapolis city between Richfield and Minnetonka
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