Hopkins & Robbinsdale School Districts
Golden Valley boasts more than 9,000 housing units, ranging from traditional suburban homes to high-rise condominiums. Although settlements in Golden Valley were established as early as the 1860s, most of the area’s housing stock dates to the 1950s and 1960s. Although Golden Valley is considered fully developed, significant redevelopment opportunities exist, where high-density housing can complement an urban streetscape along with retail, offices, and parks.
Golden Valley’s proximity to downtown Minneapolis and its access to four major arterial roadways make it a prime commercial and industrial location. In fact, there are about 30,000 full-time jobs within the city—more per capita than any other city in the metropolitan area.
Commercial development, including retail and office uses, comprises 7 percent of Golden Valley’s total land use. Golden Valley is home to several large corporations, including Allianz Insurance, Tennant Company, Honeywell, Resideo, and General Mills. These corporations account for a large percentage of Golden Valley’s job base.
Retail development is interspersed throughout the city, with concentrations located at the intersection of Hwy 100 and Duluth St as well as the intersection of Winnetka Ave and Hwy 55. Redevelopment of Golden Valley’s downtown area along Winnetka Ave and Hwy 55 incorporates functions of walkability. Restaurants, shops, and services are intended to be accessible by area residents through motorized and non-motorized transportation. Industrial development comprises 8 percent of Golden Valley’s land use. It includes some manufacturing-based industry but is mostly light industry and business.