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Lake Minnetonka Real Estate

If you are looking for the ideal spot for serene lakeside living, look no further than the majestic Lake Minnetonka, located 18 miles southwest of Minneapolis, MN. Taking its name from the Native American term for “big water,” it spans more than 14,000 acres, making it the ninth largest in Minnesota. Lake Minnetonka is the “place to be,” being a highly popular tourist destination and home to 15 lovely communities by the lakefront.

Real estate around Lake Minnetonka

The communities around Lake Minnetonka are famous for their luxurious lakefront mansions, but they also showcase a wide range of residential options.

Lake Minnetonka waterfront homes for sale include everything from luxurious mansions to rustic log houses, townhouses to Lake Minnetonka condos you can buy. This assorted mix of housing options makes its lovely shores accessible to many types of people.

Wayzata is the most popular community. Its deluxe neighborhood offers the best that luxury living can offer. Homes for sale include Tudor-style houses and modern lakeside mansions. Tourists flock to this area for its parks, museums, and shopping centers.

Six miles from Wayzata is the town of Excelsior. This lakefront community is a blend of old and new with a wide selection of influences in their home design, from vintage Victorian-style abodes to modern lakeside mansions. If you are searching for a home in Lake Minnetonka, then Excelsior is where you can become part of an eclectic but peaceful community.

The development boom in Lake Minnetonka has been in a continuous flux since the 1800s. New houses and condos are constantly being developed in areas like Wayzata, Orono, and Minnetonka. Development here also includes the construction of new fitness centers, convenience stores, and shopping centers.

Places to go and things to do around Lake Minnetonka

There are many opportunities for recreation in Lake Minnetonka, both on and off the water. Here are just a select few of them:

  • Al and Alma’s Supper Club
  • This luxurious dinner cruise has been in operation since 1956. Diners can enjoy hand-cut steaks, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, and their famous camp-style walleye. To make reservations or to schedule a cruise, visit their website here.

  • Old Log Theater
  • The oldest professional theater in Minnesota has been staging local musicals and plays since 1940. The Cast & Cru Restaurant found on the premises serves lunch and dinner. For show schedules and ticket prices, click here.

  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Explore 20 parks and 10 regional trails in this park district that also serves as a natural reserve for local flora and fauna. Join millions of visitors each year for fun activities like biking, boating, swimming, and camping. For a full list of things to do in this location, click here.

  • Your Boat Club
  • Cruise down the beautiful waters of Lake Minnetonka on the boat of your choice. Their fleet includes pontoon boats, runabout boats, fishing boats, and more. To reserve a boat, click here.

  • Water sports
  • Have a blast on Lake Minnetonka! The waters off Wayzata and Excelsior are popular spots for water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and more.

Are you looking to move to the picturesque community of Lake Minnetonka? Allow me, Adam Fronda, to help you with your Lake Minnetonka real estate options. Call me at 612-308-5008. I can also be reached through email at adam(dotted)fonda(at)lakesmn(dotted)com.

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