The City of Hopkins is located just 7 miles west of downtown Minneapolis and features notable shopping areas, nearby recreational amenities and a convenient location. Hopkins is home to approximately 17,290 residents and is bordered by Minnetonka to the west, north and south. St. Louis Park also makes up part of the city's northern and eastern borders and Edina makes up a portion of the southern border.
Hopkins is easily accessible via US Highway 169 and Minnesota State Highway 7, two major arterial routes that either border or pass through the city.
The city is a good mixture of residential uses and commercial, and shopping. One of the main retail and shopping areas for Hopkins is centered along Highway 7 and on Knollwood, a regional mall with several specialty stores along with Kohl's, TJ Maxx, DSW Shoes and Cub Foods. Also include in this busy commercial corridor is a Super Target, Walgreen's and several casual dining and fast food restaurants, including the Galaxy Drive-In, a neighborhood favorite that is straight out of the 1950's and adds to the small town feel of Hopkins.
The other main shopping and commercial corridor is located along Main Street in downtown Hopkins. This quaint stretch straight out of small town America features numerous mom and pop style stores, businesses and restaurants, most notably, the Hopkins Cinema, Decoy's Grill, a couple of antique stores, Gusto Café and the Main street Bar and Grill.
There are several businesses located within Hopkins and the city's largest employers are Supervalu, the food giant with 1540 employees and NAPCO, a large defense contractor with over 900 employees
Hopkins features 15 neighborhood parks that basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, several athletic fields, playgrounds, walking trails and skating rinks during the winter months. The popular Shady Oak Beach Park features 76-feet of sandy beach shoreline, fishing piers, canoe rentals and plenty of space for a picnic.
Additionally, Hopkins features trailheads for four of the major bike trails in the Twin Cities - The Minnesota Rive Bluffs Trail, The Cedar Lake Trail, The North Cedar Lake Trail and the Lake Minnetonka Trail. There aren't many other communities in the Twin Cities that have access to the hundreds of miles of trails in all directions that these popular bike and walking trails provide to Hopkins residents. Located adjacent to the Cedar Lake Trail, is the unique Depot Coffee House, a renovated 19th century train station that is very popular with Hopkins residents that was named "Coffee House of the Year" by City Pages in 2000.
The Hopkins School District features seven elementary school, two junior high schools and Hopkins High School. There are four private schools in Hopkins, The Blake School, Hopkins Montessori School, St, David's preschool and St. John's Catholic School.
Hopkins contains a majority of renters, with owner occupied homes making up just 38% percent of all households in Hopkins with 62% of households classified as renters. Average median household income for Hopkins is $50,359 per household as compared to an overall household income for Minnesota of $47,111.
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