Minnetonka, MN is a city in Hennepin County located 8 miles west of Minneapolis on the eastern shore of Lake Minnetonka. There are 49,734 residents comprising 21,901 households with an average household income of approximately $80,000. The city is 28.22 square miles in area and 1.29 square miles of the city is covered in water.
Minnetonka has a vibrant housing market. There are over 23,000 housing units, of which 73% are owner-occupied and 27% are renter-occupied. 58% of the homes are single-family detached which are in a variety of architectural styles, such as ramblers, cottages, and modern homes. Minnetonka features waterfront homes on the shore of Lake Minnetonka and some smaller lakes within the city.
Minnetonka is served by 3 school districts. Hopkins School district serves the eastern portion of the city, Minnetonka School District serves the western portion of the city, and the Wayzata school district serves a portion of the northern part of the city. … Read More
Minnetonka has a lot to offer residents who enjoy the outdoors. There are 1000 acres of natural open space and 400 acres of parks in Minnetonka. There are 33 miles of trails and a number of parks, including Big Willow Park, Civic Center Park, Lone Lake Park, Meadow Park, and Purgatory Park. There are 2 public beaches in Minnetonka, Shady Oak Beach and Libbs Lake Beach, and boating at Gray’s Bay Marina.
Minnetonka also has a number of other amenities as well. Ridgedale Center is an upscale shopping mall includes a number of luxury brands and department stores. Residents can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in the city then enjoy a show at the Minnetonka Theatre. After a big night out, residents can take in a workout at the Minnetonka-owned Williston Center fitness facility.
Minnetonka’s name is derived from Dakota Indian term meaning “great water.” The area was settled in the 1850s when a sawmill was constructed on Minnehaha Creek and the surrounding settlement was called Minnetonka Mills. The Minnetonka Mills Company later constructed a flour mill in 1869, but ultimately closed down in 1886 due to competition from mills in Minneapolis. Charles Burwell managed the mill’s operations from 1874 until it closed and his home is now a museum and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Minnetonka was incorporated 1956 as a village and chartered in 1969 as a city.
With its proximity to Minneapolis/St. Paul and its range of amenities, Minnetonka is a very desirable place to live. To find out more about Minnetonka, please contact Coldwell Banker at 952-820-HOME.
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