About Wayzata

Small Town Feel
On behalf of the City Council, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Wayzata. The citizens of Wayzata have a great deal of pride in their lakeside village. Wayzata has a thriving downtown business community, high quality developments and beautiful residential neighborhoods. 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. We invite you to visit and share with us all that Wayzata has to offer.

Location
No visit to the Twin Cities is complete without a stop in Wayzata, the jewel of Lake Minnetonka. Just 11 miles west of Minneapolis, it's the best place to see Minnesota's most popular lake. It's a village rich in history. And it's the boutique and shopping stop for all the people along the water.

Attractions
Here, you'll find the latest in lakeside fashions, artwork, antiques and collectibles. And here, you'll find an eclectic assortment of restaurants that range from casual to elegant. Most offer lakefront views, and none are more than a stone's throw away from the water. You can watch the cruisers go by or look out at picturesque clusters of sailboats. Our theater of seasons never shuts down. In the winter, you'll see ice racers, skaters and dozens of ice fishing houses. Enjoy the past and present that is Wayzata. It's as good as the good life in Minnesota gets.

Again, welcome to Wayzata!
Ken Willcox, Mayor of Wayzata