Where Are All the Garages??

Guess which of the following statements about the Country Club district in Edina are true:

A. Fruit trees may not be planted on the boulevards
B. Country Club is known for relatively small lots
C. Front-loading garages were originally prohibited (and are still rare).
D. Homes in Country Club cost more than $1 million.

Answers: all true except D.

While the majority of homes do sell for more than $1 million, there are now a few on the market for less than that.

Bonus question:

What was the putative reason for the small lots? (Developers always have an economic incentive to build more house on less land.)

So that residents would congregate at the country club to socialize, not in their backyards.

Thanks to Edina Realty’s Andrew Olive for the above.

P.S.: if you are a non-Minnesotan reading this blog, Country Club is one of the Twin Cities’ toniest neighborhoods, known for its gorgeous, immaculately kept Colonials, Tudors, and Federal-style homes (like the one pictured above). The historically designated district has about 540 homes in total.

As you may have already guessed, Edina is the Twin Cities suburb where Edina Realty originated . . . in 1955.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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