is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. It is a western suburb of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and is the main corporate headquarters of General Mills and Pentair. Golden Valley is also the home of NBC affiliate KARE, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Breck School. The population was 20,281 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (2.76%) is water. The 45th parallel north runs through Golden Valley, coinciding approximately with Duluth Street.
Interstate 394, U.S. Route 169, and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 100 are four of the main arterial routes in the city.