Jane and I have used Lane Larson for many years both in selling our home or purchasing of a new home. We also have used other real estate agents as we have sold and purchased homes in other states than Minnesota. Jane and I can confirm without hesitation that our best experiences have always been with Lane in helping or representing us. Lane takes the time to understand what you are looking for in a home and the priorities to you as a purchaser of a new home. He will then filter and look for these homes to present to you. He also offers insight into these homes on strengths/weaknesses, market valuation, and update/repairs. Also if you are selling your home he offers insight in how to best present your home to obtain best price. 

We would highly recommend Lane as an real estate agent in selling or purchasing of a home. He is someone you can trust, follows thru, gives you the information you need whether good or bad, but most of all will represent you professionally and honestly.

 

Thank you,

Rick and Jane Greenwood


- Rick and Jane Greenwood
Wayzata

Considering moving to Wayzata, Minnesota? The Monson & Larson Real Estate Group is a progressive, cutting edge real estate company that has experience buying and selling in Wayzata, and knows the Wayzata real estate market well. Below you will find an overview of the Wayzata community. Contact us today to get started!

 

Homes and Condos for Sale in Wayzata

 

Overview:

Wayzata is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota and lies about 12 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. Residing on the northeast tip of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata is a small community with a population of approximate 4,000 residents. Careful planning has allowed the City to maintain open space, park lands and a "small town" feel that makes Wayzata truly a special and historic community.

 

History:

Though Lake Minnetonka was discovered in 1822, it was not until 1852 that two pioneer families settled on the present site of Wayzata. Over the next few years others followed. A town site was laid out and several establishments sprang up, among them a general store, a sawmill, a post office, and a log schoolhouse.


In 1867, James J. Hill, one of the more colorful and controversial characters in Wayzata's history, brought his great Northern Railroad to the village. Daily runs from Minneapolis left passengers at the gangplank for the Lady of the Lake, a 50-foot side-wheeler steamer, which carried them to summer homes on Lake Minnetonka. People from Minneapolis and St. Paul began to make Wayzata their weekend retreat, a tradition that continues to this day.

 

Economy:

Wayzata has a retail center that features dozens of high-quality specialty shops. Many other fine businesses are located along the lakefront in a half-dozen shopping centers and elsewhere in the city. This retail hub remains strong, and Wayzata has recently added an area financial and office center.

 

Education:

Most students in Wayzata attend Wayzata Public School. The district includes seven elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and one high school (9-12). The district's approximate enrollment is 10,550 students. Wayzata Public Schools is nationally recognized for its quality educational programs that produce an exceptionally high percentage of college-bound graduates each year.

 

Parks and Recreation:

Wayzata is best known for its location on Lake Minnetonka, but you’ll also find a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. From a sandy beach to tennis courts to beautiful public gardens, Wayzata's parks and gardens offer something for everyone.

Two major trails run through Wayzata: The Luce Line State Trail is a 63-mile long former railroad grade, which is developed for biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. The limestone surfaced trail runs from Plymouth 30 miles west to Winsted, with a parallel treadway for horseback riding. The Dakota Rail is a 13-mile paved trail that offers spectacular views of the lake and follows the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor, taking you through communities bordering Lake Minnetonka and beyond. The mostly flat trail is perfect for biking, hiking, dog walking and rollerblading. 

 

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