Wayzata Homes for Sale

The unique town of Wayzata is located in the beautiful state of Minnesota in Hennepin County. The population of Wayzata is just over 3,000 people with a small area of 3 square miles. It is often described as the stunning city on the north shore because it is located on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and has a large wooded area surrounding it. This gives Wayzata a somewhat secluded feel to it, but in reality, it is only a short distance from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and is considered to be a part of the metropolitan area. In the city’s early beginnings it was inhabited by the Mdewakanton Dakota, a subtribe of the Dakota Nation around 1700 CE. the Dakota tribe were largely forced out of the area after the Dakota War of 1862, however, their legacy still lives on in the city’s name. Waziya was the Dakota tribe’s word for their god of the north. Wayzata has been through many phases since its humble beginnings and is now known as a large tourist destination during the summers and holds many summer homes for those who only like the warm weather. Wayzata is scattered with gorgeous private cottages, quaint shops and bakeries, and a simple downtown area. 

Looking to move to the area? The types of homes that are for sale in Wayzata include single family homes, condos, cottages, and townhomes. Architectural styles include Art Deco, Cottage, Colonial Revival, modern, traditional and several other similar styles. The homes for sale in Wayzata are not as abundant as other places in Minnesota so the prices tend to jump a bit compared to the rest of the state but are still fairly affordable depending on the type of home and the location. 

What is there to do in Wayzata you might wonder? Wayzata offers a variety of outdoor activities including fish, swimming, hiking, and in the winter many of the residents enjoy skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. In town, there are several restaurants from which to choose, including the local favorite called McCormick’s Pub and Restaurant serving American fare with a bit of a twist. McCormick’s is known for its laid back and cozy atmosphere and its wide selection of craft beer. Looking for a scenic walk? The Luce Line State Trail offers 63 miles of old railroad paths that can be used for biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the summer and skiing in the winter. Additionally, there are a variety of small shops downtown that locals like to visit including small bakeries and boutiques. 

If you are interested in learning more about the community of Wayzata and the homes for sale here, please do not hesitate to contact us so we may assist you.

 

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