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With a perfect blend of small-town charm, scenic beauty, and big-city business, Wayzata earns its nickname as the “jewel of Lake Minnetonka.” Wayzata, located in Hennepin County and in the western part of the Twin Cities Metro area, is truly a gateway city to the beautiful Lake Minnetonka. With a population of close to 5,000, and a geographical area of just 3.16-square miles, the city is a close-knit community, that enjoys its access to the lake, convenient downtown area, and beautiful scenery. Despite it’s small size, Wayzata offers big-city benefits, with a burgeoning business scene, and plenty of growth opportunities. The connection to Lake Minnetonka and the surrounding lakeshore communities have helped Wayzata to become one of the most exciting and beautiful places to live in Minnesota.
The ideal location that Wayzata offers adds to it’s community appeal. Not only is Wayzata on Lake Minnetonka, but it is also just twenty minutes from Minneapolis, and a short drive from the larger suburbs of Plymouth, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. Being close to these cities provides the local residents with plenty of entertainment options, while still enjoying the prime and unique location next to Lake Minnetonka. The main route through the city is State Highway 12, which connects to both Interstate 394 and Interstate 494. These highways lead to Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs.
Located within the city are the headquarters of both Cargill and TCF Bank. The city is also close to several businesses, providing plenty of employment opportunities nearby. There are also a wide variety of recreational options, from lake activities, bike rides on the 25-mile long Dakota Trail, and walks in the city’s beautiful parks.