Welcome to Wayzata!
Wayzata has a thriving downtown business community, high quality developments and beautiful residential neighborhoods. Careful planning has allowed the City to maintain open space, park lands and a “small town” feel that makes Wayzata truly a special and historic community. We invite you to visit and share with us all that Wayzata has to offer.
Wayzata is just 11 miles west of Minneapolis, it’s the best place to see Minnesota’s most popular lake. It’s a village rich in history. And it’s the boutique and shopping stop for all the people along the water.
Wayzata is home to Wayzata Public Schools (ISD 284). Within the city limits of Wayzata resides:
- Gleason Lake Elementary
- West Middle School
- Wayzata Public School District Offices
- Highcroft campus of The Blake School (private)
Wayzata is the boutique and shopping stop for all people along the water. Here you’ll find the latest in lakeside fashions, artwork, antiques and collectibles. And here, you’ll find an eclectic assortment of restaurants that range from casual to elegant. Most offer lakefront views, and none are more than a stone’s throw away from the water.
Parks & Recreation
Wayzata is home to 13 parks and 2 trails. Some the highlighted locations within the Wayzata Parks & Trails system are:
- Wayzata Beach and Marina
- Big Woods Preserve
- Dakota Rail Regional Trail
- Wayzata Depot and Docks
- Klapprich Park and Field
- Luce Line State Trail
- Children’s Garden and City Hall Park
Real Estate Available in the Community
You can find a variety of home styles and decades the homes were built in Wayzata, ranging from home built on Lake Minnetonka in the early 1900’s to recent tear down & new construction homes built in recent years. You can also find a handful of available condos and townhomes in Wayzata. Regardless of the type of property you are searching for expect to spend more than you would in other cities, especially the closer you get to waterfront on Lake Minnetonka.
Most available homes start above $500k and easily reach into the multi-million dollar range!
Real Estate Market Data & Update
Most recent market data from Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows the following key indicators for the Wayzata real estate market:
- -17.6% change in new listings year-over-year
- -37.5% change in closed sales year-over-year
- +77.3% change in median sales price year-over-year
- $656,000 median sales prices
In summary, like the overall real estate market — sellers are favored with increasing median sale prices, low inventory, and increased closed sales.