In a town with both a deep appreciation of nature and multiple flourishing industries, homes for sale in Minnetonka are a great option for buyers. Minnetonka real estate is in one of the ‘100 Best Places to Live’ in America, according to Money Magazine. Let The Antonov Group show you the benefits of Minnetonka homes for sale!
Location, Location, Location
Lake Minnetonka and Gray’s Bay are two of the town’s most notable bodies of water, providing fishing and recreation for owners of Minnetonka real estate. Neighboring suburbs such as Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Wayzata, Hopkins, Golden Valley, Medicine Lake and Plymouth are easily accessible using Interstate 494, Interstate 394, Minnetonka Boulevard and Excelsior Boulevard, which all have routes through town. Transit Link, Metro Transit and the city Light Rail also help make traveling the metro area convenient for everyone. Minnetonka is no stranger to big business, including the headquarters for Cargill, the largest privately-owned company in the country. Minnesota’s largest publicly owned company, UnitedHealth Group, is also in town, along with the headquarters for AmeriPride Services and G&K Services.
This area was first inhabited by the Dakota and Ojibwa, who appreciated Minnetonka’s lush forests and plentiful hunting and fishing. The name Minnetonka even comes from the Dakota term ‘mni tanka’, which means ‘great water’. In 1851, the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux was signed, and the United States allowed eastern settlers to own land west of the Mississippi. Shortly after, Minnetonka real estate became home to a sawmill, flour mill and grist mill, with a booming furniture production industry. As these businesses flourished and faded, Minnetonka grew steadily until the 1970s. Since the mid-70s, the population of Minnetonka has more than doubled, thanks to high quality public works programs and convenient roadways.
3 independent school districts are with bounds of the city. Minnetonka homes for sale offer access to 6 public elementary schools, 4 public middle schools and 2 high schools, including the award-winning Minnetonka High School. There are also multiple charter schools in town, such as the renowned Nasha Shkola, a K-8 Russian Immersion school focusing on language and culture, and the International Spanish Language Academy.
To Do, To See
49 parks, 81 miles of trails and 1000+ acres of public open space are at the doorsteps of homes for sale in Minnetonka. Join the more than 260,000 people that use the Minnetonka Ice Arena annually, or up your game at the Williston Fitness Center with a pool, splash pad, indoor tennis courts, aerobics studio and more. For shoppers, the Ridgedale Mall is a treat, and the community-minded will delight in the city’s multiple proud festivals!