The corner of 50th & France in Edina at the border of Southwest Minneapolis has long been a destination. Not only does it feature an array of charming shops, boutiques and services, it also has wonderful restaurants, one of the best homemade ice cream shops in the metro, a movie theater featuring independent and foreign films… and an upscale grocery store.


With brick-paved sidewalks, streets lined with flower pots and a place to relax around a fountain, this is a delightful spot to spend a leisurely afternoon shopping, eating and relaxing. It is the site of the annual Edina Art Fair the first weekend in June, of the first art fairs of the season.

I think of this corner as one of the fore-runners of the new concept of walkable urban neighborhood centers… a living example long before it became a popular trend.

50france4Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results -


About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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Great post, very interesting concept. You make a good point that all the factors need to come into play. Selecting a good property agent is most important for property management who helps you throughout the buying process and beyond to completion.

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This is such a beautiful location, peaceful, bucolic. I agree,very artistic design i liked the place. Thank you so much for sharing this, keep up the good work.

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