The Village of Golden Valley was incorporated Dec 16, 1886. During its early years, Golden Valley was an agricultural community of only a few hundred residents, full of farms, mills, and dairies. Residential development began after the Electric Luce Line Railroad was cut through the village in 1912.
Between 1910 and 1940, Golden Valley’s population increased from 692 to 2,040. More residential development followed industry’s discovery of Golden Valley after World War II, and the village continued to grow. It became a city in 1972.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.55 square miles (27.32 km2), of which 10.20 square miles (26.42 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is water.
The 45th parallel north runs through Golden Valley, coinciding approximately with Duluth Street.
Interstate 394, U.S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 100 are four of the main routes in the area.
The Breck School, a private Episcopal school.
Most children who live in Golden Valley attend the Robbinsdale School District or the Hopkins School District, as all of the territory of the city belongs to one or the other school district. Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.
Golden Valley High School was founded in 1957, and the adjacent Golden Valley Middle School was opened in 1964, and were closed in the early 1980s after the Golden Valley School District merged with the Hopkins School District. Carl Sandburg Junior High School opened in 1959. In 1988, it became Sandburg Middle School. In 1981, the Breck School, a private Episcopal school, purchased the former Golden Valley High School and Middle School property and moved from Minneapolis to the campus of the former Golden Valley schools.
There is also a private elementary Catholic School named Good Shepherd Catholic School. Its name was changed in 2006 from the former Parkvalley Catholic.
What is currently the site of the Perpich Center for Arts Education was originally the Golden Valley Lutheran College, which closed in 1985.
Tom Barnard – KQRS Radio Morning Show Host, and Voice-over artist
Scott Z. Burns – screenwriter, producer, director
David King – Drummer of The Bad Plus, Happy Apple and other groups
Jordan Leopold – National Hockey League Member of U.S. Olympic hockey team and the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Trent Lockett – Professional basketball player
Kelly Lynch – Actress
Lynne Osterman – Minnesota state legislator
Aaron Sele – former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.
Craig Taborn – Jazz Pianist
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