Shady Oaks is a neighborhood located in southeast Minnetonka just southwest of the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and Shady Oak Road. This small, quaint neighborhood has just under 50 single family homes that are primarily ranch and rambler style. House prices range from $250,000 to $450,000.
The Shady Oak neighborhood has an ideal location within the City of Minnetonka. Several of the city’s amenities are within easy driving distance to the 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 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 Shady Oaks 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 Shady Oaks, 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.