Since Wayzata was founded over 150 years ago, residents and visitors have spoken about the beauty of its setting. Located at the northeast tip of Lake Minnetonka, the community nestles around scenic Wayzata Bay and looks out over the long expanse of historic Lake Minnetonka, with its sparkling blue waters, wooded and meandering shoreline, islands and many secluded bays.
There are a variety of trails and paths, beautiful gardens and recreation centers in the City of Wayzata.
Location & Population
Wayzata is located about 11 miles from downtown Minneapolis, just west of the Interstate 494/394 corridor. The 2010 census indicated a population of 3,688, but the commercial and residential tax base is equivalent to communities with a population of around 30,000. Wayzata’s business districts and residential neighborhoods provide significant tax base for this unique small town community.
A Vibrant Business Community
Wayzata is home to a vibrant business community that features many unique shops and boutiques, amazing restaurants, and local haunts. Both the Wayzata Boulevard and Lake Street business districts offer a wealth of services and products for residents & visitors alike. Visit the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Wayzata Historical Society
Visit the Wayzata Historical Society website for more information on the history of Wayzata.
Source: City of Wayzata
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