Welcome to Medina
Quiet lakeshore living with stunning views
Medina is a suburban town located in a quiet enclave just west of Minneapolis. It is an ideal location for those who commute to the city but want to come home to a quiet area to rest and relax. With easy access to highways and a central location, close to Plymouth and Minneapolis, residents can easily commute into the city for world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Medina’s small-town atmosphere and great outdoor spaces make it the perfect place to live. The city is home to a sprawling community center with a swimming pool, making it easy for residents to gather together and stay active year-round.
Medina’s real estate is vast, offering a broad range of housing options for homeowners, from starter homes ideal for new families, to luxury properties with the latest amenities. Both well-established neighborhoods and new-construction homes with modern features are available in Medina. The small suburb is home to several townhome and condominium developments, which are great for first-time homebuyers and those looking to downsize.
What to Love
- Top-rated schools in the Wayzata School District
- Private neighborhoods
- An easy commute to the Twin Cities
- Well-maintained luxury homes
- Plentiful outdoor activities
- The small town feel and tight-knit community
The people of Medina are amiable and accepting. There is a strong sense of unity within the community. There are various ways for residents to explore the natural wonders their community has to offer, such as hitting up paved trails for walking and biking during the summer, cross-country skiing during the winter, and visiting nearby parks. Medina is a beautiful place to settle down or raise a family outside the city's hustle and bustle. Yet, residents are still close enough to metropolitan areas to participate in first-rate cuisine, entertainment hotspots, cultural activities, and more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While residents can easily visit Minneapolis for an array of exciting restaurants, they also love exploring their hometown’s popular eateries and often patronize locally-owned cafes and bistros.
Robert’s Craft Kitchen & Bar
is a cozy, casual restaurant serving classic American favorites and a wide happy hour selection. This beloved space is conveniently located in the Medina Entertainment Center.
Residents of Medina love the homestyle meals cooked to perfection at Peg’s Countryside Cafe
. This community staple has served breakfast and lunch to the citizens of Medina for over 40 years. For classic and specialty pizzas created with fresh ingredients, look no further than Hometowne Pizza
Medina locals head to Target
to find on-trend fashion, groceries, accessories, and home goods. Those who wish to update their homes should spend some time at Hamel True Value Building Center
. While its location is technically in Plymouth, it’s just a few blocks from Medina.
Things to Do
Locals of Medina are in luck when it comes to getting outside throughout the year, as their community’s green spaces provide the perfect backdrop for various fun and exciting activities, no matter the season. The Medina Lake Preserve, located on the eastern side of Lake Medina
, is a quaint wildlife habitat with a lovely walking trail and areas to rest and soak in the splendor of nature. For more interactive nature experiences, Baker Park Reserve
is close by, and its natural spaces are ideal for swimming, fishing, boating, and more.
Medina locals love to perfect their game of golf at one of the nearby exclusive private country clubs, such as the Medina Golf and Country Club
, which boasts a championship course, beginner courses, multiple tennis courts, pool area and a lavish clubhouse with a calendar full of exciting events for members to enjoy. Another challenging championship course awaits in the nearby Baker National Golf Course
, located in Hamel.
Whether looking for fun or attending the latest event, you’ll soon find yourself at Medina Entertainment Center
. This sprawling space features a cozy restaurant, a 12-lane bowling alley, and a concert hall where bands from all over the country play fantastic concerts for locals. This iconic spot has grown and evolved over time to become a signature focal point of the community.
Wayzata Public Schools
serve Medina. Top-performing educational institutions in nearby communities include: