Welcome to Wayzata
An attractive lakeside destination with unique charm
Wayzata is a magnificent lakeside city located just west of Minneapolis along the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Boasting a hip and thriving downtown community, high-quality walkable streets, and stunning neighborhoods, Wayzata is truly a hidden gem in Minnesota. This picturesque city is recognized for its rich history, top schools, and attractive homes. It is a city that welcomes new and old residents to enjoy everything life offers from the comfort and convenience of their luxury homes.
Locals of Wayzata love to be a part of one of the most beautiful areas in the state. Wayzata provides near-endless chances to explore the splendor of nature surrounding itself and its neighboring communities, regardless of the season.
What to Love
- Served by the highly-rated Wayzata School District
- Just moments from scenic Lake Minnetonka
- Close proximity to the Twin Cities
- An urban feel
- The full calendar of events and activities
Wayzata’s vibrant atmosphere, walkable streets, and an endless array of relaxing green spaces, popular shops, and delightful restaurants make it a lovely suburb just west of Minneapolis. Because of its proximity to the Twin Cities and its lively downtown scene, locals can experience an exciting urban lifestyle in Wayzata. It is a perfect city for those who wish to live a vibrant life close to world-class amenities and conveniences.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Wayzata is home to an array of high-end shops and restaurants that take inspiration from local residents' heritage. Many unique businesses, both locally owned and well-known retailers, can be found in Wayzata.
One local spot that residents love is COV Wayzata
. Seated along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, this cozy American-style restaurant provides seasonal dishes perfect for any palate and features an extensive drink menu in a relaxed lakeside atmosphere.
Another lakefront favorite, 6Smith
serves perfectly cut seafood and steak with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients of the highest caliber. Gianni’s Steakhouse
is a fine dining restaurant serving high-quality meals crafted with precision and care. Boasting an award-winning wine list that continues to obtain accolades, Gianni’s is a truly unique restaurant you won’t find elsewhere.
Residents of Wayzata enjoy a resort-style lifestyle, and restaurants like Baja Haus
fit right in. This California-inspired, beachy eatery features fun and creative dishes created with fresh, five-star ingredients.
McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant
is nestled along the shores of Lake Minnetonka. This Irish pub blends a traditional Irish atmosphere with American-style cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients. Not far away from McCormick’s is Sushi Fix
, a locale providing the highest quality sushi and an extensive saki list to pair.
Things to Do
Wayzata offers a variety of events that embrace the splendors of the environment and utilize the community’s wide open spaces. One delightful gathering is Sunday Music in the Park at The Great Lawn
. Each Sunday in August, musical artists from across the state gather to perform in a tremendous concert series. Another popular summer event is the Wayzata Art Experience
, which turns Lake Minnetonka’s shores into an art crawl like no other. This art festival celebrates art in all forms, from paintings and sculptures, to music and cuisine.
Residents gather to pay tribe to their community’s founder at James J. Hill Days. The event is hosted by the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and is an annual tradition filled with fun and events for everyone. In winter, locals converge at the Wayzata Chilly Open, an annual tradition where residents don their winter fashion and head onto a frozen Lake Minnetonka, where they’ll enjoy a day of golfing through custom courses carved into the ice itself. The event also boasts other exciting activities, such as the “Chilly” Cook-off.
The Wayzata Country Club
is an upscale private golf club with a championship course and various tennis and racquetball courts. The club also offers high-end dining. Owned by its members and maintained by their sense of community and desire for the resort-style life, this club is a beautiful and welcoming place to master the game of golf or relax with family and friends.
Minnesota-grown produce and homemade goods make the Wayzata Farmers Market
a perfect place to visit. Accompanied by local food trucks and live music, this farmers’ market is more than just a market — it’s a way to support the community and socialize with neighbors.
Wayzata Public Schools
serve the community of Wayzata and is one of Minnesota’s most highly regarded districts. Top-rated educational opportunities include: