Minnetonka Beach

The iconic Minnetonka Beach water tower rises on the skyline.

Overview for Minnetonka Beach, MN

497 people live in Minnetonka Beach, where the median age is 43.6 and the average individual income is $131,437. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.6 years

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​​​​​​​Welcome to Minnetonka Beach

​​​​​​​Want to live the closest thing to a beach lifestyle in Minnesota? Look no further than Minnetonka Beach. One of the smallest cities in the state of Minnesota, family friendly Minnetonka Beach is known as "The Beach" by its residents and is home to one of the most famous former hotels around Lake Minnetonka.

The Hotel Lafayette was developed by railroad baron James J. Hill in 1870 and was the first summer resort on Lake Minnetonka. The fire eventually destroyed the hotel, but after rising from the ash for a second time, the structure was rebuilt as the Lafayette Club, a private golf club. It remains a magnet for some of the area’s power brokers.

Minnetonka Beach, with just 550 residents and encompassing less than half a mile of water and land, punches way above its weight class. Gracious homes line the shore; their boats bobbing in the water off the many docks that dot Lake Minnetonka. Minnetonka Beach is on a peninsula between Crystal Bay and the Lafayette Bay, which also features a park. Parks abound on the outlying islands off the coast of Minnetonka Beach. Big Island Regional Park and Allen Wildlife Refuge are on Big Island. Mahpiyata Island is off the tip of the peninsula and is home to Pleasant View Park.

​​​​​​​The iconic Minnetonka Beach water tower rises on the skyline. And the historic St. Martin’s By-the-Lake Episcopal Church, a clapboard structure with its gingerbread detail and bell tower, remains like it was originally constructed in 1888, designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the Minnesota State Capitol, The George Washington Bridge, and the U.S. Supreme Court building. This “the seaside style of New England” is modeled after the interior of a Stave Church in a museum in Oslo, Norway.

Average home here prices are $1,595,000. Residents send their children to the Orono School District (ISD 278).

Mark has sold many of the most sought-after homes in Minnetonka Beach including:

  • 3103 Brooks Lane $1,017,500
  • 1937 Beach Lane $1,425,000
  • 3144 Northview Road $2,635,000

Call Mark Grieger today to discover your dream home or to list your property.​​​​​​​

Around Minnetonka Beach, MN

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Localz Cafe, North Star Donuts, and Lost Lake Creamery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.53 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.69 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.75 miles 22 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.69 miles 64 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 4.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Minnetonka Beach, MN

Minnetonka Beach has 184 households, with an average household size of 2.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Minnetonka Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 497 people call Minnetonka Beach home. The population density is 1,063.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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48.89 / 51.11%

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