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Once a tourist attraction, and situated in Carver County, Waconia, Minnesota is 45 minutes away from Minneapolis. Since the year of 2000, the population has increased by 5,000, and it currently stands at 11,500. This rapid growth is due to the exciting and active community that has formed within the city as well as it’s… Read more »

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The city of Waconia, Minnesota is very much united and active. With around 11,500 residents, Waconia provides a smaller-town feel while simultaneously offering a vast number of community amenities and events. This wealth of activity is uncharacteristic of a town its size and truly helps to set Waconia apart from similar-sized suburbs in the western Twin Cities… Read more »

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The city of Waconia, Minnesota is home to over 20 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood venues to large, regional areas. With a wealth of amenities including beaches,  the large Lake Waconia, a skate park, trails, children’s play areas, and more, it is no wonder that residents are actively involved with their park system…. Read more »

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Old photo of a boat on Lake Waconia.

For much of its history, Waconia, Minnesota was a big tourist destination. It since then has become more residential. This city’s history is valuable to the locals, and can be highly appreciated by anyone. The main inhabitants of the area were the Dakota Indians. They named the local lake “Meday Wa Ko Ni Ya,” which… Read more »

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Waconia schools, located within the Waconia Public School District 110, may not be the biggest in the area, but they are known for being one of the best quality districts. The entire district received the “Green Ribbon School” award from the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. The district services students who reside in Waconia,… Read more »

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Norwood Young America, a city that’s history is comprised of not one but two neighboring towns that merged together, is a wonderful place in the western metro area of the state of Minnesota. This city is located in the western side of Carver County. With 2.5-square miles of land, and close to 3,600 residents, Norwood… Read more »

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Norwood Young America is a small, rural community located southwest of the Twin Cities metro area. Encompassing an area of 2.52 square miles, Norwood Young America is home to around 3,600 residents. While the area is primarily rural in nature, it’s close proximity to the western suburbs allows for residents to enjoy the amenities of… Read more »

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