It was named by its earliest residents after Orono, Maine.

Overview for Orono, MN

8,252 people live in Orono, where the median age is 45.4 and the average individual income is $126,518. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.4 years

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​​​​​​​Welcome to Orono

Orono is a much sought-after community, thanks to it's large, wooded home lots and its award-winning Orono School District. Known as "The Lakeshore City” Orono boasts 25 square miles, 7,500 residents, four public beaches, eight city parks, and several areas for lake access. Homes here sell for an average of $1,004,000.

With the mandate to provide five acres for every address, Orono homes are often out of site, down winding drives, and hidden by large trees or high shrubbery. This element of privacy attracts affluent homeowners, such as pro basketball player Kevin Garnett, business power brokers Bruce Dayton and Whitney McMillian, who seek to rest and relaxation. Woods, wetlands, and water make up the trio of attractions in this western enclave.

But Lake Minnetonka remains the biggest attraction, with Orono bordering multiple bays including Browns Bay, Crystal Bay, Stubbs Bay, Maxwell Bay, Northern Bay, Forest Lake Bay, West Arm Bay, Carmen Bay, and Spring Park Bay. Big Island and Mahpiyata Island are offshore but an official part of Orono. Natural areas abound – including Noerenberg Memorial Gardens, widely regarded as one of the finest formal gardens in Minnesota and the former turn of the century home of Grain Belt Brewery founder Frederick Noerenberg and family. 

Founded in 1889, Orono lies directly west of Wayzata. It was named by its earliest residents after Orono, Maine. Orono borders the towns of Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Long Lake, and Wayzata.

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

  • 1340 Rest Point Circle $539,000
  • 280 Hollander Road $800,000
  • 1331 North Arm Drive $1,535,000
  • 210 N. Shore Drive W. $1,460,000
  • 2715 Casco Point Road $1,650,000
  • 2933 Casco Point Road $1,785,000

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

Around Orono, MN

There's plenty to do around Orono, 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 4.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.18 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.12 miles 22 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.24 miles 63 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 3.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.36 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Orono, MN

Orono has 3,039 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orono do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,252 people call Orono home. The population density is 518.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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56.45 / 43.55%

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Schools in Orono, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Orono. 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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Orono Intermediate Elementary
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