Hidden Village… Golden Valley’s best kept secret

Small (but not too small), affordable homes in walkable communities is a mantra I hear over and over again when working with buyers. Hidden Village is a small townhome community near the intersection of Highways 55 and 100 in Golden Valley that fits that criteria… plus is only about 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

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Unless you go down Golden Valley Road between Douglas Drive and Highway 100 (which most people don't) you probably don't even know Hidden Village exists. At this time of year the grounds are lush and exploding with color from flowers planted and lovingly cared for by resident gardeners.

The complex borders Bassett Creek and the lower village has patios near the creek… the upper village is near the outdoor pool. Built in the late 1960s, the 62 units all have the same basic floorplan… main level kitchen, half bath, living/dining room… upper level 2 bedrooms with big walk-in closets and bath… lower level family room and utilities, a bonus level not found in many townhome complexes. All units have a patio, some walking out on the living room level and some on the lower level.

When I first walked into a creekside unit in this complex the views of the creek from all three levels amazed me… how did I not know this complex in this beautiful setting even existed! Because they were built in the 1960s the units are old enough that some have been completely rehabbed… and some have not. The complex also aged and had a series of special assessments to take care of needed updates… but it is now in good shape and the association is building reserves to avoid special assessments in the future.

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You may not think of this as a walkable location as you drive by, but the original Byerly's and a Walgreens is only about a half mile walk away in one direction… bus stops are only a few blocks away… and Golden Valley Commons with coffee shops and restaurants, with post office and library nearby, is a little over a mile away in the other direction. Golden Valley is a great community!

Hiddenvillage-search If you are intrigued by this area of Golden Valley, click to see properties for sale in Hidden Village on Golden Valley Rd east of Douglas and other properties in surrounding Golden Valley, MN. Please be patient while the link searches for the most current listings…click on the map to zoom in until you see icons on the dots, then pass your cursor over them for property information, click for property details.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailGolden Valley Realtor

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