So, 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 (well) more than $1 million.
Answers: all true except “D.”
While the majority of Country Club homes do sell for more than $1 million, there are now two (out of 13) on the market for less than that.
Bonus question: what was the putative reason for the relatively small lots? (developers always have an economic incentive to build more house on less land).
Answer: 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. The historically designated district has about 540 homes in total.
As you may have already guessed, Edina is also the Twin Cities suburb where Edina Realty originated . . . in 1955.