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9 Reasons Hopkins MN is a Great Place to Live

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Hopkins

Located in Hennepin County, land area is 4.08 square miles and water covers a .03 square mile area. Population according to the 2010 census is 17,591, median home price as of August 2015 is $192,900 up 2.5% from the previous year according to Zillow. Hopkins is a small town with a large presence and a lot to offer in amenities.  Here are my 9 great reasons which make it a great place to call home.

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1.  Hopkins is Affordable

Looking for a good deal? With the median home price at $192,900 for a single family home, and when you compare that to surrounding communities that is a pretty good deal for a Twin Cities suburb! We recently listed 2 home for sale in Hopkins and they were under contract in a matter of days! 

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2.  Hopkins Enjoys Convenient Metro Access

A location 10 miles southwest of Minneapolis makes commuting to the city for work or play a piece of cake.  And trendy uptown is only 5 miles east!  So take in a Twins game...

Ready or Not It's September

September on the Lake

September, Ready or Not.

Here we are with one foot in Summer and the other in Fall. It’s September in the Twin Cities, a month of seasonal transition. The glory of summer departs with the Autumnal Equinox on the 23rd. Days are still warm, but mornings and evenings are becoming chilly. Fall Festivals are touted. Recipes for things apple and pumpkin are featured in my favorite food blogs.

It cannot be denied. Fall is in the air. My plan is to embrace and enjoy it, while still savoring the warm days that remain. Let’s take a look at Twin Cities Metro events for this month and decide how we will celebrate the final days of summer and welcome the first week of fall.

Mary Poppins at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Are you a Mary Poppins fan? This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical production is playing through Oct. 24th at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s main stage. This musical couples outstanding choreography with unforgettable songs. Do not miss! 

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov 1st you can find your way through the corn maze, listen to music, enjoy some great food, and check out the petting zoo at the Fall Festival at...

Celebrate the Last Delicious Days of Summer Twin Cities Style

End of summer, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Twin Cities

If you think Labor Day marked the end of summer, I am going to have to disagree. Officially the last day of summer is not until the Autumnal Equinox on September 23rd. The weather should remain warm and pleasant at least through the end of the month. So let's take summer for all she is worth, shall we? Let's enjoy each day as it comes and plan to enjoy the sights, sounds, and foods of summer until they and she (I always think of summer as female) are gone.

In case you need some inspiration, here are a few suggestions for ways to celebrate and savor the last weeks of summer.

End of summer, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Twin Cities

Taste of Summer Bounty

Enjoy the fruits and fresh veggies of the season for as long as they last.  Grill some corn, throw together a fresh, crispy and healthy salad with native vegetables or cut open a ripe, juicy, refreshing watermelon. Here are some great ways to grill fresh corn on the cob I found on Real Simple.

End of summer, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Twin Cities

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