The Sanibel neighborhood is located east of Lone Lake off of Shady Oak Road in southeast Minnetonka. This townhome neighborhood contains just under 400 units ranging from $170,000 to $300,000.
Several of the city’s amenities are within easy driving distance to Sanibel, such as Bryant Lake, Shady Oak Beach, Glen Lake Golf Course, and several shopping and dining destinations. Shady Oak Beach, the closest park to Royal Oak, features 85-acres of land and 76’ of beach shoreline. Amenities at Shady Oak Park include a playground, lifeguards, high dive, and concessions. Some of the closest restaurants to the neighborhood include Dragon Jade, Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, and Gina Maria’s Pizza. Also located near by is the medical center and Lifetime Fitness. The neighborhood is also within easy driving distance of Interstate 494 for a faster work commute and access to other nearby cities.
Residents of Sanibel are served by the Hopkins School District. The Hopkins School District serves seven different western suburbs of Minneapolis and approximately 8,000 students in grades K-12. Glen Lake Elementary is the closest school to Sanibel, located just a couple miles west over 494. The school has around 470 students and a student/teacher ratio of 15, serving students in grades K-6. Other nearby schools include Lionsgate Academy, International School, Eagle Ridge Academy, and Gatewood Elementary School.