Browns Bay, Wayzata, MN

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Homes for Sale Browns Bay are located conveniently located between Wayzata and Smiths Bay on the northeast portion of Lake Minnetonka. Orono and Wayzata residents enjoy living on this centralized Lower Lake bay.  Browns Bay real estate features the most prestigious real estate on Lake Minnetonka.  The bay is prized for its convenient location next to Wayzata and just 15 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.

The History of Homes for Sale Browns Bay

Homes for Sale Brown's Bay

Browns Bay is named after the early settler, James Brown.  James Brown built one of the first cabins on this shoreline.  Today however most cabins have been replaced by prominent lake homes. Homes for sale Brown’s Bay are located between Brackett’s Point, or Orono Point, all the way to Lookout Point which runs along historic Ferndale Road. Most of the homes on Brown’s Bay were built between 1940 and 1998. Brown’s Bay homes for sale range in price from $1,096,000 up to $5,100,000 while the total finished square footage spans from 3,700 to 14,944 square feet. The lot sizes also vary between .69 acres to 4.65 acres.


Recreation is a vital part of Browns Bay real estate due to its convenient location and proximity to major lake attractions such as Wayzata Bay, Big Island and The Lafayette Club. Brown’s Bay residents are in a prime location to enjoy annual events such as James J. Hill Days, The Chilly Open as well as the numerous 4th of July celebrations across Lake Minnetonka.

Finally, in addition to the two full service marinas on the Bay, Northshore Marina and Brown’s Bay Marina, owners of homes for sale Browns Bay enjoy the convenience of living minutes away from downtown Wayzata by both land and water.  Wayzata features elite dining and shopping opportunities along Wayzata’s historic Lake Street.  Recreational activities off the water include Orono’s spacious country lifestyle of parks and the Dakota Regional Trail.


The Wayzata School District and Orono School Districts run through the center of Brown’s Bay.  However both schools districts are among the top in the state.  The Blake Highcroft campus is located just to the north of Brown’s Bay in downtown Wayzata.

If you would like to learn more about Browns Bay real estate please contact Paul Johnson, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty at 952.212.7103.

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