Excelsior is one of the oldest communities in the Minneapolis metro area. It is known as the anchor city of Lake Minnetonka and boasts a collection of historical lakefront homes. Excelsior real estate exudes small-town charm with a storybook atmosphere. Homes rest on the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka and six miles from Wayzata.
Excelsior real estate offers a variety of home styles. The majority of homes were built between 1960 and 1990. Many homes have been renovated to suit modern amenities. This community is perfect for people who want a tranquil environment with close proximity to the big city. It’s surrounded by natural beauty, creating dramatic, picturesque views. Home prices range from about the mid $400,000’s up to $5,600,000. Home sizes range from 1,000 square feet to 5,356 square feet.
Excelsior real estate is only a 20-minute commute to downtown Minneapolis. The city hosts exceptional antique shops, specialty shops, restaurants, a theater, and bed and breakfast options. There are various locations that boast delicious eateries, cafes, and restaurants. On Water Street, 318 serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and rustic pizzas and turns into a wine bar with live music in the evening.
The coalition serves classic American cuisine. There is also Red Sauce Rebellion, Bull & Wren Public House for steaks, Yumi’s Sushi Bar, the Suburban, Excelsior Brewing Company, and Adele’s Frozen Custard. There’s anything from Italian, burgers, pizzas, steaks, Irish fare, farm-to-table, and much more. From Third Street to Excelsior Boulevard, you’ll find a plethora of yummy foods to eat.
The city offers an abundance of recreational activities on the water as well. Excelsior Commons Park, at the north end of the town, features a swimming beach, playground, tennis courts, and a picnic area. If you want to take a closer look at beautiful Lake Minnetonka, you can take a trip on one of the many charter cruises which run from Excelsior public docks. Numerous fashion boutiques, garden shops, antique stores, and waterfront restaurants make Excelsior a wonderful place to live or visit. Three Rivers Park District also maintains a bike and pedestrian trail that runs through Excelsior.
Excelsior hosts several annual events, including Apple Days, Art on The Lake, Crazy Days, Christkindlmarkt, the Excelsior Farmers Market, Concerts in the Commons and Independence Day festivities. Excelsior real estate is a great investment for growing families.
Excelsior is a wonderful place to live, work and play. Get more information on Excelsior homes for sale by reaching out to Excelsior resident and real estate expert Paul Johnson. He can be reached at 952-212-7103.
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