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New Construction Real Estate Agents in Wayzata are great resources for learning more about Wayzata. The city of Wayzata has 4,000 residents and is located 12 miles west of Minneapolis, at the northeast end of Lake Minnetonka. But, when people refer to Wayzata, they are usually talking about the general area of Wayzata: Orono, Long Lake, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Deephaven, and Woodland. This entire area is known among Wayzata Realtors as a "transferee area" because so many corporate families whose jobs move them to Minneapolis choose to live here.
In the 1800s, the railroad was key to the growth of the area. It carried well-to-do passengers daily between Minneapolis and Wayzata, linking them with The Lady of the Lake and other streetcar boats, which transported them farther to their weekend retreats and grand hotels. Today, the Minnehaha, a restored streetcar boat, picks up passengers at the Wayzata Depot and takes them across the lake to Excelsior, five miles away, May to September.
The railroad, which is active, is still a factor in life here. The train depot, built on Lake Street in 1906, is home to the Historical Society, and outdoor concerts for boaters and picnickers take place here on Wednesday nights in the summer. Though the resort era ended In the late 1800s, its legacy continues as 1- 394 brings tourists out to Wayzata's dense selection of classy shops, restaurants, and recreation amenities. In particular, Wayzata's antique stores attract collectors from all over the country (see Shopping for the Home).
Even though the Wayzata area has one of the highest average home sale prices in the Twin Cities, it does offer a full range of housing, including rentals. Expensive condominiums with commanding views, small homes, businesses, and rental apartments are all to be found in the central business district that includes City Hall, the fire station, the library, post office, and St Bartholomew Catholic Church and school. While not the prettiest, this part of town does have two things that are rare in the western suburbs- sidewalks and city water. There is a variety of housing here, including some older, smaller homes.
Wayzata likes to think of itself as a city for all seasons, and its recreation possibilities mirror this attitude. The city maintains an extensive public beach and boat dock complex for residents at the west end of Lake Street and, in winter, plows fairways out on the ice for the Chilly Open golf tournament. Other public facilities include tennis courts and hockey rinks at the middle school; a tiny meditation park on Minnetonka Avenue across from the post office; and Life Time Fitness Center /Plymouth Ice Center, 612-509-5250, a pool/ice arena/fitness center actually located inside the city of Plymouth. This center is the unique product of a public-private partnership between the cities, the Wayzata school district, and a health club. Private recreation facilities include two country clubs on the edge of town and the Wayzata Yacht Club, 952-473-0352. Minnesota's most exclusive country club, Woodhill, is tucked into lush wooded hills at the western edge of the city off Highway 15. It is surrounded by gracious country homes on large plots of land. This is the beginning of Minnesota's horse country, which extends to the north and west through Orono, Long Lake, Hamel, Maple Plain, and Medina.
Boundaries: North: Plymouth, Medina; East: Minnetonka city limits; South: Lake Minnetonka; West: Orono city limits; area: 3.2 square miles. With wooded hills and Lake Minnetonka lapping at its doorsteps, Wayzata, pronounced ''Y-zeta," (it's a Sioux word meaning "north shore") satisfies people's desire to get away from it all, while still living only a 20-minute commute from the Twin Cities.
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