A picturesque town with lakefront property.

Welcome to Minnetonka


Located within Hennepin County, Minnetonka is a thriving suburb city with more than 50,000 residents. From shopping to local restaurants, the area hums with local trends and upscale amenities. 

In the early days, the city was heavily wooded, but as time passed, farms and industry began to flourish in the area.  Today, there are a few corporations with headquarters, including Cargill. Many of the locals work for one of these corporations or make a brief commute into the Twin Cities. It still maintains its forest roots, and there’s plenty of greenspace within the city. 

What to Love

  • Abundant recreational opportunities
  • Suburb city of Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • On the eastern edge of Lake Minnetonka
  • Thriving restaurant scene

Local Lifestyle

With all the recreational options in the area, Minnetonka is a town with active, healthy locals who spend a lot of time outdoors throughout the year. Lake Minnetonka provides many weekends filled with time on the water. 

As a suburb, the housing market offers varied housing options. There's a thriving restaurant scene with local chefs experimenting with locally-sourced food while the shopping offers some unique options. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

As a suburban city, Minnetonka offers a wealth of shopping, dining, and entertainment. When it comes to a meal out or grabbing dinner for the family on the way home, the local restaurant scene doesn't disappoint with a variety of locally-owned eateries. 

With gorgeous reclaimed wood and exposed brick, the decor of BLVD Kitchen & Bar sets the mood for this upscale bistro with a menu of elevated American dishes. Spasso offers mouthwatering, wood-fired pizzas and a full menu of authentic Italian dishes. When the weather is nice, the outdoor seating area bustles with customers. 

Duke'S on 7 is a popular spot to grab some wings and watch the game on the big screen with fellow fans. With dark wood and a relaxed atmosphere, Ike's Minnetonka is the perfect locale for a drink or romantic evening. The menu features chops, seafood, and elevated American classics. 

Ridgedale Center is a popular spot for shopping. This mall has an impressive selection of chain stores, luxury brands, and casual eateries to keep a shopper's energy up. General Store of Minnetonka has a unique vibe with many locally made products for the home or to give as a gift as well as a cafe with strong coffee and tasty pastries. 


Things to Do

Minnetonka is a lively suburb of the Twin Cities, but locals find plenty of things to do within the city limits without the need to go into the big city. Many locals enjoy the outdoor opportunities to explore and breathe in the fresh air. 

Throughout the year, Lake Minnetonka has a lot to offer the community. There's ice fishing in the winter months and boating, swimming, and fishing in the summer. Once home to the Burwell family, Minnetonka Mills Park is a great place to explore with trails and the original house. 


The Minnetonka School District, the Hopkins School District, and Wayzata School District oversee the public schools in Minnetonka. The district overseeing the school depends on the location of the home. Minnetonka also offers four private schools with a mix of religious and secular schools for families that prefer private education. While there aren't any post-secondary schools in Minnetonka, there are some attractive options in the Twin Cities area. Some of the most well-regarded schools are:

  • Gatewood Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Glen Lake Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grade
  • L. H. Tanglen Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Hopkins West Junior High School, 6th through 8th grade
  • Hopkins North Junior High School, 6th through 8th grade
  • Minnetonka High School, 9th through 12th grade
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