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Founded in 1854

Population: 3,688 (2010 Census)

Area: 3.16 Square Miles

Zip Code: 55391

Area Code: 952

Independent School District 284

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Hot Home Trend: Color Block Your Kitchen Cabinets

By Guest Writer | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Getting a little mismatchy in kitchen cabinet color designs is no longer being viewed as an unfinished reno job, but instead perfectly stylish in fitting with today’s trends. These “tuxedo kitchens,” as they’re nicknamed, are where the upper cabinets may be in one color—like in all white—and then the…

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Find Out the New, Hot Home Color for 2019

By Guest Writer | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Photo credit: Behr The paint company Behr has named a rich, bluish hue its 2019 Color of the Year. Blueprint is a mid-tone blue that is described as warmer than denim but softer than navy. Behr is predicting that embracing a full range of blue, teal,and gray will be…

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How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts

By Guest Writer | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource A lot of real estate agents are looking for a good, reliable home stager that can magically transform their listings into the price point their seller is hoping to achieve.  The trouble and confusion sometimes comes when the real estate professional asks a few home stagers to “bid” or…

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Before and After Photos: How Staging Can Make a Big Difference

By Guest Writer | September 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating What is the key to staging a home in appealing to a broad demographic?  Presenting a property’s main rooms so buyers can see its true potential beyond what they read in the listing. A room showcased in a way that features the best use of…

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Milan Hejduk’s Mansion With Ice Rink and Custom Zamboni in Colorado Is Listed for $5.2M

By Guest Writer | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Next time you’re drooling over a luxury home listing, ask yourself this: Does it come with a custom Zamboni? If not, skip it, because it is not as awesome as this house. Owned by former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk, this six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion in Parker, CO, has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from…

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Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

By Guest Writer | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots. Vertical gardens are considered a hot…

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Lake Minnetonka Area Single Family Home Sales Market Update – March 2018

By Jim Sawicki | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A quick update on housing inventory from your frozen Lake Minnetonka four district area Again, this area represents the combined market of Westonka, Orono, Minnetonka, and the Wayzata school districts. The supply of sign family homes for sale is down year over year at every price point. Some of this is weather related, but most…

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Light it Up: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging

By Guest Writer | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Outdoor lighting isn’t just for the holidays. You can illuminate your outdoor living areas anytime of year. Stringed bulbs are becoming a “hot” outdoor trend this year. These outdoor clear, vintage lights have big rounded bulbs that can really create a festive flair in a backyard. They’re reminiscent of the…

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Magnificent Mansion in Bar Harbor, ME, Lands on Market for $4.5M

By Guest Writer | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] In a district dotted with architectural beauties, the property known as La Rochelle stands out. The Bar Harbor, ME, mansion sits on just under 2 acres and is now on the market for $4.5 million. That represents a price cut from the…

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Does the Color Purple Have a Place in Staging?

By Guest Writer | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Pantone selected Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year. The vibrant color is popping up in more fashion, but when it comes to home design, is it just too bold for staging? After all, no one wants to deal with a purple elephant in the room when…

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The Beacon of Lake Minnetonka's North Shore

A popular destination on the northeastern shores of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata's rich history and proximity to Minneapolis ( about 15 minutes) have turned it into a bustling destination for fine dining and boutique shopping. Even more options exist for residentsa short drive away at Ridgedale Center.

Housing Mix

With just over 3 square miles of area, Wayzata hosts a healthy mix of homes, townhouses, condominiums, and commercial enterprises. Hence, the city limits are home to a population of just 3,700 people, but its status as a shopping and dining destination for the surrounding area give it the feel of a bustling tourist spot.

Fun for All

Wayzata has more to offer than just shopping and fine dining. First of all, it's downtown lake front is beloved for the long, epic views it provides of Wayzata Bay and Lake Minnetonka's North Lower Lake. Another selling point is the multiple regional public amenities found within it's city limits. For instance, the Dakota Rail Trail begins here, providing a 13.5 mile paved trail that snakes through Lake Minnetonka on it's way out west and touches the cities of Orono, Minnetonka Beach, Spring Park, Mound, and Minnetrista. Another beloved feature is the public docks which allow boaters to moor and explore downtown, a unique and well used amenity enjoyed by residents around the lake. In addition, numerous parks and green spaces exist providing a wide variety of activities and gathering places for young and old. These include tennis courts, Pickleball(!), old growth forest preserves, play ground structures, beautiful gardens, outdoor ice rinks, volleyball, beaches and more, all offered on a seasonal basis. Even more fun is offered in the winter months which bring opportunities for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and outdoor ice skating. As a result, there are a  plethora of activities for young and old which are facilitated through a partnership between the city and Minnetonka Community Education, among others.

School Choices

Children that live in Wayzata have their public education needs met by the Wayzata School District. Beginning learners by and large start at Gleason Lake Elementary, though some families to the east of Gleason Lake will be assigned to Birchview Elementary. Next up is  Wayzata Central Middle School. Finally, students will finish their careers at Wayzata High School. Even more options exist in the private and parochial school avenues.
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