Welcome to Medina!
Built on the road from Minneapolis to Rockford, Hamel was a busy town. At the turn of the century Hamel boasted a school, two hotels, the Church of St. Anne’s, a hall for the Ancient Order of United Workman and numerous stores. The town decreased to its present size after TH 55 bypassed it in the 1950’s. As it grew, Medina graduated from “township” status to become a “village” in 1955; it incorporated as a City in 1974.
Now Medina is a prosperous, suburban edge City and, as its population rises past 6,000, its residents are eager to preserve its rural heritage.
Medina is served by four public school districts:
- Delano Public Schools
- Orono Public Schools
- Rockford Area Schools
- Wayzata Public Schools
Medina is home to the Medina Entertainment Center which hosts:
- Live musics and events
- Catered events
- 12 lane bowling alley
Medina Golf and Country Club is also located in Medina and offers:
- Swimming Pool
- Clubhouse with social activities
Parks & Recreation
Medina is a city abounding in natural beauty and recreation. There are many natural resources accessible to our residents and visitors from the Lake Independence boat launch and Medina Lake’s boardwalk to Hamel Legion Park’s playground and ball fields. Click on the links to the left for details on each park.
The City’s trail system consists of a combination of city, county, regional, and private trails. Most of the City’s proposed trails have yet to be developed. The City is acquiring dedications and easements as development occurs. County trails are located along CR 24 and CR 19 and also include an extensive multi-use trail system within the Morris T. Baker Regional Park Reserve.
Real Estate Available in the Community
Most houses available in Medina a single family homes. The prices on these homes range anywhere from $300k-$5M+. Medina is full of prestigious neighborhoods, such as Wild Meadows, where the former Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders lived.
Medina also offers multi-million dollar homes on 10+ acres of land!
Real Estate Market Data & Update
Most recent market data from Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows the following key indicators for the Medina real estate market:
- +10.0% change in new listings year-over-year
- -35.3% change in closed sales year-over-year
- +38.8% change in median sales price year-over-year
- $673,250 median sales prices
In summary, like the overall real estate market — sellers are favored with increasing median sale prices and lower than normal inventory.