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About Golden Valley

Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown. It's a highly desirable area featuring diverse neighborhoods, flourishing businesses, an abundance of parks and award-winning schools.

Golden Valley City Hall and water tower

Golden Valley combines suburban appeal with urban flair. Founded as an agricultural community in 1886, the city is now home to nearly 23,000 residents. Here you’ll find historic homes dating back to World War II, as well as newly developed neighborhoods.

A great place to raise kids, Golden Valley is served by two award-winning school districts, as well as the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Breck, one of the best private schools in the area.

Whether you enjoy a quiet walk, love playing your favorite outdoor sport or would simply prefer to bask in nature’s beauty, Golden Valley offers you plenty of ways to escape outside. Over 1,035 acres within the city limits are dedicated to green space, including 9 community parks, 11 neighborhood parks and 11 nature areas — all connected to an extensive trail system that passes through ponds, a winding creek and picturesque golf courses. You’ll find endless opportunities with almost 50 miles of trails, multiple ball fields, courts and other activity areas.

Golden Valley is home to quaint boutiques, one-of-a-kind shopping destinations, several hotels and a wide variety of restaurants and attractions. We invite you to come see why Golden Valley is affectionately known as Minnesota’s Sweet Spot℠!

For additional information, visit the City of Golden Valley’s website.

Fun Fact

No one is quite sure how Golden Valley got its name. Was it named for golden daffodils dotting the hillside, acres of wheat glimmering in the sun, or did Irish immigrants name the village after the Golden Vales of Shannon? We may never know for certain!