Located in Minnesota, United States, the city of Golden Valley is situated in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area.
The character of Golden Valley is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. This part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are reasonably calm - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around US Highway 12, Interstate 394 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to get to green spaces from a large number of locations within the city, since there are around 40 of them nearby for residents to unwind in, including Wesley Park and Westwood Hills Nature Center.
In Golden Valley, about 70% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings are the main alternative in the housing stock. Roughly 40% of properties in this part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960. This city offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 80% of the units in the city are occupied by home owners and 20% are rented.
It is a rather short walk to get to primary schools from most homes for sale in Golden Valley. In contrast, locals may consider it challenging to access high schools as a pedestrian. Locals benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as food is concerned, it is occasionally possible for home buyers in Golden Valley to shop for groceries in one of about 10 stores on foot. There are also a few opportunities for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes.
Driving is a great mode of transportation in this part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area. It is especially convenient to find a parking spot, and it is a rather short car ride to the closest highway, such as US Highway 12, from any location in this city. On the other hand, Golden Valley is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, property owners benefit from about 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is generally very close. Golden Valley is not very well-suited for walking since few daily errands can be run on foot.