Media provides a slower pace of life and estate living at its finest while being within easy driving access to the Twin Cities. Outdoor activities take precedence over museums, such as hiking, golfing, and snowmobiling.
Medina has always served as a rural area with rich and fertile farmlands surrounding the downtown area. Today, Medina is home to fewer than 10,000 residents, and many of them commute to the Twin Cities for work. The properties, including structures and outdoor spaces, resemble estates with lots of land and luxury homes.
What to Love
Peaceful location with boundless nature
Sense of community
Small-town vibe with estate lifestyle
Locals experience a slower pace of life and spend more time outdoors throughout the year. While there are some enticing local restaurants in the area, the best shopping can require driving into the city.
There are local farmers in the area and people who work in town, but many people commute to St. Paul. While there are some homes in the area, many of the homes are newer and upscale with all the luxury amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Medina is a small town, but there are some tasty options for a family night meal or a romantic date night. The town offers a few great options for dinner out or to grab a meal and bring it home. Upscale shoppers usually head into St. Paul or the Mall of America, but there are a few local options for the basics.
While luxury shopping isn't available in town, St. Paul and other larger towns do offer a plethora of choices. However, Medina does have a Target for basics and a nice selection of home decor items and outdoor furniture. The local shopping is adequate until residents can head into the city.
Serving some seasonal options, Oak Eatery has an extensive menu of appetizers, burgers, and calzones, while Peg's Countryside Cafe provides daily specials for lunch, a country breakfast, and an upscale dinner menu. Hometowne Pizza is the place to go for a quick meal or grab a pie on the way home.
Things to Do
As a rural area with abundant farmland, Medina offers a healthier lifestyle filled with wonderful outdoor activities. No matter the weather, the locals and visitors spend a great deal of time outside exploring nature or on the fairway practicing their swings.
Luce Line State Trail runs through Medina, and many of the locals enjoy biking, walking, or horseback riding along this former railroad track. The entire trail runs 63 miles. Baker Park Reserve has it all, including a lake, hiking trails, a beach, and a golf course.
Depending on the location of the home, the public schools are overseen by one of four school districts, including the Wayzata School District, Orono School District, Delano School District, or Rockford School District. Some of the most prominent schools are:
Gleason Lake Elementary School, Kindergarten through 5th grade
Greenwood Elementary School, Kindergarten through 5th grade
Wayzata East Middle School, 6th through 8th grade
Wayzata Central Middle School, 6th through 8th grade
West Lutheran High School, 9th through 12th grade
Wayzata High School, 9th through 12th grade
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