9.6 out of 10

Wayzata

Ranked 1st best city in Minnesota
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  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Peace & Quiet
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Reviews

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

"The most popular City on Lake Minnetonka"

Having grown up the in neighboring community of Orono, I have many fond memories of this fine city. What's now coined "Marquee Place", housing premier executive suites and three restaurants for business lunches and dinners, used to be the Wayzata Theatre. And yes, movies were only a dollar! I live and work in Wayzata. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t strongly recommend you stop in to McCormicks restaurant. Their service is fantastic and the food is delish! St Bartholomew Catholic School (St. Barts), located at Broadway and Wayzata Blvd., is a premier school serving your pre school and K-6 youths. For those of you seeking a quiet yet active community during your golden years, the Regatta offers 59 luxury residences for your upscale lifestyle. Welcome home!
Pros
  • All the amenities one needs
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Close to major transit system (Hwy 394)
Cons
  • Cost of living is high
  • Residential property is limited to above average income families
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
2yrs+

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

"Wayzata - You can have it all!"

If you are looking for the nicest community in Minneapolis to buy your home, Wayzata is the place. Wayzata has a vibrant downtown with amazing shopping, dining and enertainment. Walk or bike thru Wayzata along the shore of Lake Minnetonka. Lake Minnetonka has 120 miles of shoreline and it is over 14,000 acres making it the "Crown Jewel" of Minnesota lakes. Wayzata has many sought after neighborhoods and boasts one of the top School Districts in Minnesota. Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime.
Pros
  • All the amenities one needs
  • Close to major transit system (Hwy 394)
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Great Schools
  • Small town feel big town amenities
Cons
  • Cost of living is high
5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Beautiful City, Great Schools"

Nestled in Hennepin County, Minnesota, the city of Wayzata sits in the western metropolitan area of the Twin Cities. With Minneapolis and St. Paul in easy commuting distance, Wayzata is an idyllic suburb thats home to approximately 4,200 people, though it remains a popular tourist destination for Twin Cities residents due to its scenic location on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

In addition to its waterside location, Wayzata is also host to some of the Minneapolis areas top public schools, with Wayzata High School ranking among the top 1000 public high school in America, according to Newsweek. With Minneapolis just eleven manageable miles away, Wayzata is a charming hamlet with unparalleled access to the Twin Cities. In fact, Wayzata is among the most desirable of Minneapolis suburbs, with plenty of recreational opportunities, access to major Minnesota and Twin Cities area thoroughfares, and much more.

For history buffs, Wayzata has a fascinating backstory since its settling by a sub-tribe of the Dakota Indians around 1700CE. Just as the large body of water Wayzata presides over invited early settlers, it remains a major attraction in the Minneapolis area, especially for those looking to buy a home near the water in the Minneapolis area, or in a suburb of the Twin Cities. Described as a gateway to Lake Minnetonka, its no wonder that the city of Wayzata boasts endless charm, once used to draw resort visitors from the Twin Cities metro area. Today, Wayzata still maintains a charming downtown area, perfect for strolling shops and small businesses along the lakefront. During the 1950s, the city of Wayzata nearly doubled in size after annexing land from the surrounding areas of Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Orono nearby. In that same area, new construction skyrocketed to accommodate a growing post-war population, with mainstays like the Wayzata Bay Center cropping up to serve the needs of Wayzata residents.

For those looking for family friendly homes in a trendy suburb of Minneapolis, there are plenty of families in Wayzata, with over 1,041 families in the area. Whats more, Wayzata is home to a variety of Minnesota businesses, including TCF Bank, Cargill Inc., and more. Families seeking to buy a home in the Minneapolis area would be wise to consider Wayzata, especially considering its top ranked school district, as part of Independent School District 284, which serves all of Wayzata and parts of other Twin Cities suburbs with homes for sale, as well, including Plymouth, Corcoran, Hamel, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, and Orono. Some of the top schools in Wayzataideal for families shopping for homes in the Minneapolis suburbsinclude Gleason Lake Elementary, West Middle School, Sunset Hill Elementary, Plymouth Creek, Oakwood, Kimberly Lane, Greenwood, the Highcroft campus of the Blake School, and many more.

For outdoorsy types looking to buy a home or condo in the Minneapolis area, in search of a small town feel with access to both nature and the Twin Cities, Wayzata has a plethora of recreational opportunities for all tastes, individuals, and families. The Dakota Rail Trail is a 13.5 mile paved regional trail that arcs around Lake Minnetonka, winding through Wayzata and a variety of nearby suburbs as well. Theres also Wayzata Beach, located downtown, that provides immediate water access to Lake Minnetonka for recreation such as picnicking, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, boating. Wayzata Beach recreational area also offers volleyball courts, playing fields, and a playground.

For those looking to buy a home in the Minneapolis area, who are in search of a trendy suburb in commuting distance, with a host of amenities, look no further than Wayzata. With the help of a top rated and experienced Minneapolis area real estate team, you could find the home of your dreams in the Twin Cities region. Whether youre looking for an affordable Minneapolis home to buy, a home to buy for families, or a home in a Minneapolis suburb, there are plenty of inventory options in Wayzata. Contact the Doyle Real Estate Team for any of your housing needs.
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