Post by ● Sep 9, 2017

Briarwood – Minnetonka Neighborhood

Tagged: Community Profiles, Hennepin County, Minnetonka Minnesota

Briarwood lies between Junction Road and Shady Oak Road in southeast Minnetonka. This larger neighborhood contains a mix of ramblers, two story traditionals, and split levels. There are around 250 single family homes that range between $200,000 to $800,000.


Briarwood offers premier location within the City of Minnetonka. Several of the city’s amenities are within easy driving distance to the neighborhood community, such as Bryant Lake, Shady Oak Beach, Glen Lake Golf Course, and several shopping and dining destinations. Shady Oak Beach, the closest park to Briarwood, 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 Briarwood include Dragon Jade, Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, and Gina Maria’s Pizza. Also located near by is the medical center and Lifetime Fitness.


Residents of Briarwood 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 Briarwood, 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.