Wayzata Real Estate

    WAYZATA – is a city on Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County situated 11 miles west of Minneapolis on the northeast tip of Lake Minnetonka with a population of 3,688 at the 2010 census. The city covers a total area of 3.16 sq. miles. The name Wayzata is derived from a Lakota Sioux phrase meaning “North Shore”. Waziya was their god of the North, a giant who blew the cold winds from his mouth and with the suffix ta added, the name meant North Shore.

    Wayzata’s climate is referred to as “humid continental” which his known for having hot summers and cold winters with moderate autumns and springs. The average amount of rainfall is 30.4 inches, and the average amount of snowfall is 54’4 inches.

    Cargill has made Wayzata its corporate headquarters, and the regional bank TCF is also based here.

    The median age in the city was 47.8 years, and the median income was $65,833 and the median income for a family was $96,859.

    Wayzata Public Schools are part of the Independent School District 284 made up of 7 public elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and one high school. Wayzata is also the home to the Highcroft campus of The Blake School.