Hopkins (Minnesota)

View of Downtown Hopkins

Hopkins is a city in the Twin Cities.


Hopkins was founded in 1893, when residents of Hopkins sent the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners a petition signed by 41 residents, asking that a separate village be formed from unincorporated parts of Minnetonka and Richfield townships. Following an election, the community was then incorporated as the village of West Minneapolis. In 1928 the village name was changed to Hopkins, and in 1948 Hopkins officially became a city.

Hopkins is a dynamic community of over 17,000 residents located just 13 minutes west of Minneapolis. Founded rich in tradition and growth, Hopkins offers the advantages and conveniences of a large city but yet the security of a small town.

Get in

By plane

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is only fifteen miles from Hopkins.

By car

Highway 7 runs east-west through Hopkins and connects the city to Interstate 494 and Highway 100. Highway 7 also continues east into Minneapolis. Highway 169 runs north-south connecting the city to Interstate 694 and Interstate 394.

Get around

Most people travel by car in Hopkins. Metro Transit serves the Hopkins area with bus service and schedules can be found on their website. Taxi service is also available by request, although it would be rather hard to hail a cab down from the street.



Hopkins has the unique distinction of being the trailhead for the Southwest Regional LRT Trail and the North Trail Corridor. It also contains 18 parks and recreational areas, a large percentage of its 4 square miles.




Hopkins has a concentration of hard-to-find specialty shops and family-owned restaurants. Most businesses are located along Mainstreet.





Hopkins has a good selection of unique restaurants, especially along Mainstreet. For travelers on a budget Hopkins is home to quiet a few different fast food restaurants.



There aren't any places to stay inside the Hopkins city limits, however, there are plenty of places to stay in nearby cities like Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and Edina.


Go next

In the Twin Cities metro

Routes through Hopkins

Grand Rapids Minnetonka/St. Louis Park  N  S  Edina Mankato
Hutchinson Minnetonka  W  E  St. Louis Park Minneapolis

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