This suburban city is located just 8 miles west of the Twin Cities. Minnetonka real estate boasts stunning lake views due to the city’s effort to maintain the areas natural resources and beauty. There are a variety of housing types in Minnetonka in this close-knit community. It features quiet, residential streets, yet is nearby the city for entertainment and other conveniences.
Many homes for sale in Minnetonka were built in the 1980s. While some of the older homes have been torn down and replaced with new construction, others remain updated with older characteristics. Gorgeous waterfront properties feature modern amenities and apart from a wide choice of single family homes for sale, Minnetonka real estate also offers a handful of condos and townhomes. Home prices range from $89,000 about up to $2,299,000. Home sizes range from 845 square feet up to 6,840 square feet.
Residents and visitors enjoy 49 community parks, more than 81 miles of walking trails and 1,000 acres of open space. Grays Bay Marina is an ideal boat launch for those Minnetonka boat owners who live off the water. Area parks vary from vast, pristine reserves teaming with wildlife, to jogging and biking paths which meander through woods, prairie, neighborhoods and lakeshore. There are also many picnic grounds and fishing areas.
Minnetonka real estate is in a premier location with convenient access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area via I-494 and I-394. Interstate Highway 394 is the primary commuter route into downtown Minneapolis. Minnetonka is also only 25 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
In addition to the beautiful surroundings, Minnetonka offers good employment opportunities. The city is home to companies such as Cargill, the nation’s largest privately owned company and United HealthCare, Minnesota’s largest publicly owned company.
Minnetonka real estate is surrounded by rich history and culture. It’s an older city and much of it has remained. The old-fashioned general store is a perfect example which has been running since 1984 by a local family. Other notable landmarks include the Bennett Family Park, the Gold Nugget for delicious burgers, Shady Oak Beach, Minnehaha Creek Headwaters, Charles H. Burwell House, The Landing Shop, Spasso, and Minnetonka Mills.
Three independent school districts cover the City of Minnetonka. The Hopkins School District encompasses the central and eastern part of Minnetonka. The Minnetonka School District covers the western part of city south of Lake Minnetonka. While the Wayzata School District covers along the northern half. In these districts are Clear Springs Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Gatewood Elementary, Minnetonka Middle School, Hopkins West Junior High, Minnetonka High School and Hopkins High School.
Definitely check out the open houses in the city for a first hand experience of what Minnetonka has to offer. If you would like to know more about the homes for sale in Minnetonka, please reach out to Paul Johnson at Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty for a professional real estate experience at 952-212-7103.
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