Affordable living with tons of conveniences
Hopkins is a vibrant community just west of St. Louis Park. Hopkins features the trendy downtown area called Mainstreet. Like other Twin Cities close-in suburbs, Hopkins features rich parks, schools and neighborhoods. It’s conveniently located along a walking and bike trail you can take all the way to downtown Minneapolis and it will feature a stop on the new Southwest Light Rail (Green Line) in the coming years.
History of Hopkins
The first settlers of Hopkins arrived in 1852, but the roots of the town begin in 1887 with the building of the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company, later called Minneapolis Moline. Minneapolis Moline once employed most of the Hopkins residents. The West Minneapolis Land Company was also founded in 1887, to build housing for the Minneapolis Moline factory workers.
The Village of West Minneapolis
In 1893, 41 residents submitted a petition to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, asking that the village be formed. Following an election, the community was then incorporated as the village of West Minneapolis.The original village was comprised of three square miles. It has been enlarged by annexation to its present size of about four square miles. The population at the time of its incorporation was 1,105.
Village named Hopkins, later becomes a city
In 1928, the name of the village was changed to Hopkins for Harley H. Hopkins, one of the first homesteaders and the community’s first postmaster. The first mayor was Harley Hopkins’ son, Chester L. Hopkins.The Village of Hopkins adopted its City charter on December 2, 1947, effectively becoming the City of Hopkins.
Housing Market Conditions in Hopkins Today
The graph below shows the fluctuation of the median sales price of a home in Hopkins over the last ten years. Hopkins has been on a steady rise over the last 5 years but remains a more affordable option. It’s community is rich in amenities like great schools, parks, downtown Mainstreet, the Hopkins Center for the Arts and easy access to the hiking and bike trail systems of the twin cities.
If you are planning to sell your home in Hopkins contact me at 612-865-3447 for an evaluation of what your home is worth today!
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Dining and Shopping
Check out Main Street Hopkins! Great restaurants, antique shopping and a discount movie theater are located right on Main Street.
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Check out the latest happenings at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
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Parks and Recreation
Visit Hopkins Parks and Recreation to learn more about all the great activities and classes Hopkins has to offer residents both young and old.