Where lakefront luxury meets active living

Welcome to Wayzata

Step into the delightful world of Wayzata, a picturesque lakeside community nestled along the shores of the stunning Wayzata Bay in Hennepin County, just a stone's throw away from the vibrant heart of Minneapolis. Wayzata offers an irresistible blend of natural beauty, upscale living, and a bustling community spirit. Wayzata's crown jewel is Lake Minnetonka, a sprawling body of water that offers boating, fishing, and lakeside relaxation. It's the perfect backdrop for a luxurious lakeside lifestyle. Whether you're drawn to the serene waters of the lake, the vibrant dining scene downtown, or the top-rated schools, Wayzata has something for everyone.

What to Love

  • Lakefront living and upscale homes
  • Gorgeous scenery and quiet residential areas
  • A thriving job market enhanced by the proximity of Minneapolis
  • Schools renowned throughout Minnesota
  • A lively downtown business area
  • Nestled beside Lake Minnetonka, a hub of fun

Local Lifestyle

Living in Wayzata is synonymous with embracing the best of both worlds. Not only are you cradled by the stunning shores of Lake Minnetonka, but you're also blessed with a realm where family ties deepen. Thanks to careful planning, Wayzata has intentionally maintained its beautiful open space and small-town ties.

Dining and Shopping

At CōV, you can embark on a culinary journey of epic proportions. Try the house-smoked salmon or smoked chicken flatbread, and enjoy the magnificent vistas of the bay along with your meal. Imagine stepping into a world bathed in warmth and magnificence – that's Josefina for you, an exquisite Italian restaurant where every meal is unforgettable.
6Smith is another beloved dining destination. Every dish here is a testament to culinary artistry, and each cocktail is a carefully crafted masterpiece. With exceptional meat and seafood dishes, this delightful eatery will keep you returning time and again. If it’s top-tier Mexican cuisine you seek, Macanda is the go-to spot, famed for its flavors that dance on the palate.
The Promenade of Wayzata is a top retail therapy destination, with standout stores like Henri Home and Gunderson’s Jewelers.

Things to Do

Dive into the vast expanse of Lake Minnetonka, where water adventures beckon and sunset cruises paint vivid memories. Enjoy a swim, take a canoe trip, or spend time under the sunny skies. Shaver Park is another top spot for outdoor excursions, with its gardens, picnic spaces, sand volleyball courts, walking trails, and watersports rentals. Not only that, but the tranquil Grays Bay Dam Park at the Minnehaha Creek Headwaters offers fishing spots and beautiful walking paths.
If you want to get into the community spirit, James J. Hill Days promises tons of fun, from carnivals to beer festivals and more. The Wayzata Art Experience is another exciting festivity full of creativity and community fun. For winter enthusiasts, the Wayzata Chilly Open is not to be missed. This special event entails frozen golf out on the ice, along with a chili cook-off, snowkiting, yoga in the snow, and much more.


Wayzata belongs to the Wayzata Public Schools district, part of Independent School District 284. The district is highly regarded, with a ranking among the top 1,000 in the nation and as the #1 school district in Minnesota. 

Overview for Wayzata, MN

4,367 people live in Wayzata, where the median age is 55.8 and the average individual income is $101,726. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Wayzata, MN

There's plenty to do around Wayzata, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nautical Bowls, EVEREVE - Wayzata, and Fountain Pen Recycler.

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Dining 3.81 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.13 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.72 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wayzata, MN

Wayzata has 2,183 households, with an average household size of 1.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wayzata do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,367 people call Wayzata home. The population density is 1,410.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Wayzata, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Wayzata. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Wayzata West Middle
6th - 8th
Redeemer Christian Academy
PreK - 8th
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St Bartholomew Catholic School
PreK - 6th
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