Wayzata

Wayzata

Welcome to Wayzata! Find Your Place Here.

Commonly referred to as the “Gateway to Lake Minnetonka,” the city of Wayzata’s name comes from a Lakota Sioux saying that translates to mean “North Shore.” Today Wayzata is a thriving small town residential community that’s home to around 3,600 Minnesotans. The arrival of the railroad system helped Wayzata thrive, attracting more residents from all over.

If you visit Wayzata today, you’ll notice the city’s unique architecture that features residential homes such as cottages, mansions, and luxury homes. If you are searching for homes for sale in Wayzata, MN, view our Wayzata real estate listings today.

64 Active Homes For Sale  |  Median Home Price $1,449,252
Recreation

Lake Minnetonka offers fantastic swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities for Wayzata residents, but there’s so much more to do in the city. Wayzata is home to ten parks and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. There are also several recreation centers with courts and other facilities for residents to use for sports and other recreational programs.

Shopping

The City of Wayzata has something for every shopper. Strolling along the shores of Wayzata Bay, you’ll find boutique shops filled with everything you could imagine. From elegant apparel to casual clothing and from antiques to new stylish home decorations, accessories, and more – you’ll find it here. There are even several shops like Lulu & Luigi where you can pick up everything from styling clothing and treats for your pets!

Dining

Wayzata has a great selection of restaurants for every occasion. The Blue Point Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves up seafood like nowhere else in Minnesota, while Gianni’s Steakhouse features succulent steaks, veal, lamb, pork, and chicken dishes, which are certain to please any meat lover. If you’re feeling exotic, Bukhara Indian Bistro’s selection of classic Indian entrees is always a fantastic choice. Whether you’re craving a classic, or want to try something new, you’ll find the perfect restaurant in Wayzata.

Green/Environmental

The city of Wayzata prides itself on being a pioneer in the area of sustainability. The organics-recycling program offered by the city allows residents to utilize curbside composting, beyond regular recycling services. Water and natural resource conservation are extremely important to this community as well. The city’s website offer resources for residents to help the cause, like tips on saving energy (as well as money), and links to tax benefit resources for those who are energy conscious.

Schools

Wayzata Public Schools, independent District 284, is responsible for providing educational serves to the residents of Wayzata. The district provides classes and programs for people of all ages. The schools within the districts have been nationally recognized for academics, and the high school is known for producing a percentage of college-bound graduates that is above the state and national averages.

Transportation

Metro Transit provides public transportation services for the city of Wayzata. Park and Ride lots along with express buses to the downtown districts of Saint Paul and Minneapolis make it easy for residents who choose to commute into the cities.

Local Government

The City Council is the local governing body of the city of Wayzata. The council is composed of the Mayor and four additional council members. The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Wayzata City Hall.

City History

In 1852, two pioneer families settled in the area that would become present-day Wayzata. In the years immediately following, a town began to take shape with additions like a sawmill, a post office, and a general store. Growth remained relatively light until the introduction of the railroad in 1867. With this new transportation system, Wayzata became a weekend destination for those living in the city. What was once a lumber settlement transitioned into a resort town, and from there has grown into the glamorous city that Wayzata is today.

Lake Minnetonka offers fantastic swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities for Wayzata residents, but there’s so much more to do in the city. Wayzata is home to ten parks and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. There are also several recreation centers with courts and other facilities for residents to use for sports and other recreational programs.

The City of Wayzata has something for every shopper. Strolling along the shores of Wayzata Bay, you’ll find boutique shops filled with everything you could imagine. From elegant apparel to casual clothing and from antiques to new stylish home decorations, accessories, and more – you’ll find it here. There are even several shops like Lulu & Luigi where you can pick up everything from styling clothing and treats for your pets!

Wayzata has a great selection of restaurants for every occasion. The Blue Point Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves up seafood like nowhere else in Minnesota, while Gianni’s Steakhouse features succulent steaks, veal, lamb, pork, and chicken dishes, which are certain to please any meat lover. If you’re feeling exotic, Bukhara Indian Bistro’s selection of classic Indian entrees is always a fantastic choice. Whether you’re craving a classic, or want to try something new, you’ll find the perfect restaurant in Wayzata.

The city of Wayzata prides itself on being a pioneer in the area of sustainability. The organics-recycling program offered by the city allows residents to utilize curbside composting, beyond regular recycling services. Water and natural resource conservation are extremely important to this community as well. The city’s website offer resources for residents to help the cause, like tips on saving energy (as well as money), and links to tax benefit resources for those who are energy conscious.

Wayzata Public Schools, independent District 284, is responsible for providing educational serves to the residents of Wayzata. The district provides classes and programs for people of all ages. The schools within the districts have been nationally recognized for academics, and the high school is known for producing a percentage of college-bound graduates that is above the state and national averages.

Metro Transit provides public transportation services for the city of Wayzata. Park and Ride lots along with express buses to the downtown districts of Saint Paul and Minneapolis make it easy for residents who choose to commute into the cities.

The City Council is the local governing body of the city of Wayzata. The council is composed of the Mayor and four additional council members. The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Wayzata City Hall.

In 1852, two pioneer families settled in the area that would become present-day Wayzata. In the years immediately following, a town began to take shape with additions like a sawmill, a post office, and a general store. Growth remained relatively light until the introduction of the railroad in 1867. With this new transportation system, Wayzata became a weekend destination for those living in the city. What was once a lumber settlement transitioned into a resort town, and from there has grown into the glamorous city that Wayzata is today.

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