A lively, marquee city known for its character and small-town feel.

Welcome to Wayzata

Wayzata is a lively, marquee city located on the Northwestern shores of Lake Minnetonka. Known for its character and small-town feel, Wayzata is bustling with excellent shops and restaurants and is a true destination town known for its lake lifestyle. Wayzata Beach is a popular spot in the summer months, with picnic tables, a playground, volleyball courts, and a marina. There are multiple events throughout the year that incorporate a love for all seasons and an appreciation for Lake Minnetonka. James J. Hill Days with full carnival and national musical acts, the Wayzata Art Fair, The Chilly Open (a unique and reknown frozen golf event), and winter skating and movie nights with bonfires bring families to Wayzata throughout the year. Every season brings a sense of a small-town resort community with a priority on preserving history. The city of Wayzata has firmly established itself as the premier city in the western suburbs, with residents enjoying the best of all that Minnesota has to offer all while remaining just a short drive from Minneapolis.

Restaurants in Wayzata:

The city offers several food options to explore from casual breakfast spots like Benedicts and intimate coffee shops to nationally recognized fine dining. Giannis and 6Smith are known for steaks and seafood and expansive wine lists, CōV with its stunning lakeside patio offering a true Nantucket feel, Josefina is an award-winning creative and unique Italian spot, McCormicks is a well-loved neighborhood Irish pub with a cozy dining room, Baja Haus offers Californian style Mexican cuisine, known for their fresh fish tacos and beachy atmosphere and Sushi Fix and Sakana are both excellent places for fresh sushi.


For guests visiting from out of town, The Hotel Landing - Wayzata’s Hampton inspire boutique hotel - is a wonderful option. The Hotel Landing has all of your travel needs covered, featuring their restaurant ninetwentyfive, a Nordic-inspired spa, modern rooms, and executive suites - all within walking distance to Wayzata's best shops and restaurants.

Overview for Wayzata, MN

4,367 people live in Wayzata, where the median age is 55.8 and the average individual income is $101,726. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Wayzata, MN

Wayzata has 2,183 households, with an average household size of 1.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wayzata do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,367 people call Wayzata home. The population density is 1,410.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.47 / 52.53%

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Schools in Wayzata, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Wayzata. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Wayzata West Middle
6th - 8th
Redeemer Christian Academy
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Bartholomew Catholic School
PreK - 6th
No rating available

Around Wayzata, MN

There's plenty to do around Wayzata, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nautical Bowls, Fountain Pen Recycler, and EVEREVE - Wayzata.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.81 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.13 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.72 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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