Hopkins, Minnesota real estate for sale

Hopkins, Minnesota Real Estate

Welcome to the City of Hopkins, a community vested in threads of history, character, growth and progress. This city of 17,591 residents is small geographically, covering approximately four square miles, but in Hopkins' case, it's quality not quantity that matters.

Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins, MN, is only about 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, the state's most populous city, but the two downtowns could hardly be farther apart in atmosphere and aesthetics.

Hopkins is hardly the stereotypical country living. This city of 17,591 residents is small geographically, covering approximately four square miles, but in Hopkins' case, it's quality not quantity that matters.

With its sparkling downtown, vibrant business community and thriving arts and culture scene, Hopkins, MN real estate can legitimately claim to provide the kind of small town charm with big city conveniences that might make similarly sized cities more than a little jealous.

Shopping and Dining

Hopkins' shopping and dining options are eclectic and diverse. This is especially true if you happen to be an antique lover. In fact, there are so many amazing antique stores in Hopkins that it is easier just to provide you with this link to Think Hopkins' website's detailed store listing and map.

Some folks say that traditional American downtowns are a thing of the past, fatal victims of the proliferation of suburban strip malls, mega-supercenters (like Minnesota's own Mall of America) and nationwide one-stop shopping chains like Costco, Walmart and Target. If you are one of those lamenting this perceived loss, come and check out Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins.

To stroll down Mainstreet in Hopkins is to stroll backwards in time, with the menagerie of businesses, personal care service centers, retailers and specialty shops, along with modern conveniences we all enjoy. Here are just a few of Mainstreet's locally owned and operated shopping and dining options:

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Parks and Recreation

The City of Hopkins contains, manages and maintains 18 neighborhood and city parks and several recreational facilities. The wealth of features and amenities spread among these parks include tennis, volleyball and basketball courts; softball, baseball and football fields; playgrounds, fishing and swimming beaches; walking, biking and nature trails; and ice skating, hockey and sledding opportunities over the winter.

Need a peaceful oasis in which to shrug off the stress and pressure of everyday life in the world today? Hopkins, MN real estate offers you three alluring alternatives: Hiawatha Oaks Preserve, Minnehaha Creek Preserve and Shady Oak Nature Area.

The city also provides the trailheads for four of the 10 Three Rivers Park District's trails. The Three Rivers Park District is a vast, expansive park-and-trail system, encompassing five counties, 20 parks and those aforementioned 10 trails, all built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and Crow rivers.

Living

Hopkins, MN real estate comes in an incredibly diverse amount of shapes, sizes and sale prices. According to Sperling's Best Places, Hopkins' median home cost in 2012 was approximately $152,600, with an appreciation of 1.09 percent and an unemployment rate of about 5 percent, compared to the U.S. average of 8.6 percent.

One of the clear indications of this city's progressive attitude toward community revitalization projects are the Marketplace Lofts. Kickstarted by the Hopkins Housing & Redevelopment Authority in 2001, the redevelopment project transformed a block of deteriorating and underutilized buildings into a resplendent multi-use development. Today, Marketplace Lofts is a regal brick building with 15,000 square feet of retail space, 48 condo units and three new restaurants.

In 2007, the City of Hopkins singled out 12 of its "Points of Pride," each one corresponding to a particular calendar month of the year. These "Points of Pride" are listed below, along with the month with which it was associated:

One other enviable attraction that neighboring Minneapolis offers, that even some of the nation’s much larger cities can’t, is a team for which to cheer in each major professional sports league: the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA, and the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, which plays its home games in Saint Paul.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Hopkins School District serves the K-12 public education demands of approximately 8,000 students, providing six elementary schools, two junior high schools and one high school. Other educational opportunities in or near the city include Hopkins Community Education, private pre-K-12 Blake School and the Mainstreet School of Performing Arts.

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center and Fairview Southdale Hospital are just a few of the health care centers, medical care facilities and hospitals conveniently accessible to Hopkins' residents..

Transportation options in and around Hopkins include U.S. Route 169, Minnesota State Highway 7 and Interstate 394; Metro Transit bus service; and Transit Link dial-a-ride, curb-to-curb transportation service. Looking to fly to a distant place? The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is only about 17 miles away from Hopkins.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (612) 824-2272 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Pastrana Team
Century 21 Pastrana Realty
http://www.pastranateam.com/

Office: 612-824-2272 Fax: 612-823-2391



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