7.9 out of 10

Golden Valley

44.9913034369333 -93.3566115853902
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"8 Things to Know about Golden Valley"

1. Golden Valley has two golf courses... and supposedly got its name from an early settler looking out over land that was to later become of them.

2. Golden Valley is the home of Betty Crocker... and two nature preserves owned and maintained by General Mills.

3. Golden Valley has great neighborhoods... and fosters community.

4. Golden Valley's official flower is the lilac, and the Golden Valley Garden Club initiated a plan in 1939 to beautify Highway 100 with lilacs... a plan resurrected as the Lilac Project in 2007.

5. Golden Valley is the home of the first Byerly's grocery store... and the first to be renovated with its new Byerly's Creations take-in/take-out dining area.

6. Golden Valley's city center is located just north of the intersection of Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue... at the juxtaposition of thriving shopping centers old and new.

7. Golden Valley is the home of the largest park in the Minneapolis Park District... and a 3700-year-old quaking bog.

8. Golden Valley's 'Good Day Cafe'is the only cafe from Minnesota to make Urbanspoon's list of the best breakfast restaurants in the USA.
Pros
  • Easy access into Minneapolis
  • A great sense of community
  • Parks parks and more parks
  • Wonderful golf course
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"First Ring NW Suburb"

Golden Valley is a first ring Northwest suburb of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. It is located between interstate 394 and Highway 55 and is a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis and a 35-minute commute from Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport. Golden Valley has more than 1,035 acres dedicated to parks and open space. The city maintains nearly 47 miles of trails as well as numerous ball fields, courts, and activity areas.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Top notch Parks and Recreation Comm. unity"

The city of Golden Valley prides themselves on their parks and recreation department. The City spends a lot of money and resources on their Parks and the recreational activities. A lot of activity is centered around the Brookview golf course and Brookview Park system. The 18 hole Par 72 golf course with driving range, putting greens, and separate 9 hole par 3 course is a constant attraction for golfers, tennis players and corporate events. From most of the neighborhoods in Golden Valley you are only minutes from Downtown.
Pros
  • Parks parks and more parks
  • Wonderful golf course
  • A great sense of community
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