Ben Johnson

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Real Estate Professional with RE/MAX Results Wayzata

  • Local Expert 245 points
  • Reviews 3
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 4
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
Just now

"Minnetonka is Cool."

I like Minnetonka a lot. It's pretty massive geographically, the east side offers quick commutes to the city, the west side enjoys Lake Minnetonka frontage, and with about 50,000 residents, it's also diverse.

Green space is abundant, there are tons of great parks and trails. Shopping conveniences are easy to find, from the big commercial centers at Ridgedale Mall or the intersection of Highways 7 & 101, to the smaller nooks around Glen Lake or at 101 & Minnetonka Blvd, just for example.

The best part of Minnetonka is that it's loaded with great neighborhoods in a wide variety of price ranges. If you like to be close to the city but prefer a bigger lot, with some mature trees and privacy, it's a great place to look. Most homes are mid-century, built from the 1950s-70s, but there's a smattering of early century homes and always some new construction to be found. More and more, the new builds are a results of tearing down some of the old.

So large in size, the city actually maps into several school districts. Smaller portions of the northwest and southwest are in the Wayzata District and Eden Prairie Districts respectively. The larger western portion is in the Minnetonka District and most of the east in the Hopkins District.
Pros
  • Large Lots
  • Parks & Trails
  • Close to Mpls
  • Great public schools
  • Lake Minnetonka
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Just now

"Great location, great people, a fine place to call home."

Plymouth is conveniently located in relation to Minneapolis & all of the western Twin Cities metro and is loaded with great neighborhoods. Mature neighborhoods with big beautiful lots to the south and many beautiful newly constructed neighborhoods to the north. Throughout this city you'll find wonderful parks and trails, great schools and every retail convenience you could need.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Just now

"Lakeside Charm"

Premier Lake Minnetonka shoreline, downtown Wayzata is right on the lake and lined with great shops and restaurants.

Best dining? Several great options but our favorite lately is McCormick's. Great neighborhood pub vibe, but well beyond your typical pub grub.

Best Happy Hour? Blue Point. The dining room might be a little stale but the bar side has an old time feel, mixed crowd, good specials.

Best Pizza? Maggies.

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Pros
  • Dining
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Cost of living is high
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