Hopkins Homes for Sale

Formerly known as West Minneapolis, this Hennepin County hamlet of approximately 17,500 is a so-called “inner suburb” that experienced a population boom in the years immediately following World War II. In the past twenty years growth has flattened as the town finds itself almost completely developed and landlocked by surrounding municipalities. Hopkins may find itself ripe for renewal as an inner suburb transformed by gentrification and as an affordable housing option as well.

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Education

The Hopkins School District, with an enrollment of around 8,100 students, currently consists of six elementary schools, two junior high schools and one high school serving a number of Minneapolis western suburbs. Note that Hopkins West Junior High and half of the elementary schools are located in Minnetonka while the city of Golden Valley hosts Meadowbrook Elementary. Four private schools, including St. John’s Catholic (an award winning PreK-Grade 6 school) and three charter schools serve the city.

Major Employers

For most of the twentieth century Hopkins was known as a blue-collar industrial town. Its close proximity to the Soo Line Railroad played a significant role in the town’s employment. In recent decades, management and professional sectors have emerged as important job sources. Thanks to the office development of Hopkins-based giant Cargill, 3,300 jobs were created. SUPERVALU, a nationwide grocery distribution network and NAPCO International, a leading military contractor, provide 2,500 manufacturing and production jobs.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Hopkins maintains eighteen parks and nature areas within the city limits while serving as the trailhead for four Three Rivers Park regional trails. Shady Oak Beach – owned by the City of Hopkins but operated by the Recreation Department of the City of Minnetonka – offers patrons lakefront beach frontage with a new multi-age playground, swimming, concessions, canoe rental, sand volleyball and more. Available during the summer months, Overpass Skate Park is an 18,000 square foot facility for skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers designed with piano banks, kinked rails and staircases. Hopkins Pavilion, a multi-purpose arena, serves hockey players and skaters with an ice surface during fall and winter, soccer players with a turf surface during spring and basketball and volleyball players with a dry floor during summer.

Community Events

Hopkins has a variety of events and festivals including Music in the Park on Thursdays in June, July and August; a Farmers’ Market in summer and fall; the Raspberry Festival in July; and Mainstreet Days, an annual event showcasing arts, crafts and food vendors in May.

Did You Know…

… a number of media personalities including Aaron Brown of CNN, Samantha Harris of E! Network and ‘The New York Times’ columnist David Carr all hail from Hopkins?

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