Destination: Wayzata

Welcome to Wayzata! The gateway to Lake Minnetonka!

There is nothing like Wayzata in spring and summer. Spring signals the start of outdoor events, farmers markets, as well as the anticipation of warm-weather recreation and adventure.

During the summer months, beautiful Lake Minnetonka offers swimmers, boaters, and anglers some of the best beaches, boating and fishing found anywhere. From our north shore you can view the best and brightest waters, natural landscapes, and ever evolving mansions on Lake Minnetonka. Hike or Bike our beautful trails that highlight some the best scenic views this area has to offer.

If dining and shopping are more your style, Wayzata is one of the top destinations in the upper midwest with celebrated dining and drinking choices, lavish shops, and indulgent spas and salons.

Wayzata offers the perfect escape–so no matter where you are from, you’ll make memories of rejuvenating under the summer sun, the warm sand between your toes, and splashing in our refreshing waters.

Plan your trip to Wayzata now! Whatever your pleasure, it’s time to visit the Gateway to Lake Minnetonka.  We look forward to sharing our wonderful community with you.

Dan Gustafson
Wayzata Ambassador

Wayzata Real Estate
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Established 1997

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Hyper-local. Geo-domain.
Relevant. Influential.
Connected. Ever changing. World-wide.

These are just a few of the words used to describe  Dan Gustafson has invested his life promoting and communicating with people interested in our great community. Wayzata has a much broader audience than can be ascertained by simply viewing our population on the welcome signs at the edge of town.

Thousands of people work here during the day, and the Wayzata zip code traverses many communities including Minnetonka, Orono, Deephaven, Greenwood, Medina, Plymouth, Long Lake, Minnetonka Beach, and Woodland.  Many of these people claim Wayzata as their mailing address with pride and are among the most loyal and vested citizens in our community.

The Wayzata School District encompasses Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, and Wayzata.  Students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, and employees all wear the Wayzata brand with pride. It’s the largest school in the state with over 10,000 students.

Digital communication is changing the landscape of the world.  While the internet and mobile phones were once viewed as quaint substitutes for printed communication such as the newspapers and mail, these devices have grown up to be the dominant players of providing news and information and are part of an ever expanding global digital network.

My vision for is for it to continue to be the easiest, best and fastest platform for communication that serves all interested stakeholders and constituents that self identify as being part of greater Wayzata.  My family and I believe it is the best community to live, work and play in the great State of Minnesota and look forward to seeing you around town at our outdoor attractions, our many restaurants and coffee shops, or in passing in the downtown area or in your neighborhood.

My best to you and yours,

Dan Gustafson

Lakeshore Weekly: Tiffany Winter loves food and Lake Minnetonka, and her first book is a celebration of both.

Lake Minnetonka Eats” highlights several local restaurants, each of which has a place in the book with photos, stories and a recipe from the establishment. The book also delves into other areas of food culture, including farm-to-table eating and festivals with a food focus.

“It’s a lifestyle book, so even if you don’t cook you can enjoy it,” Winter said.

Star Tribune: Enjoy the long days with a quick trip to our not-so-distant Lake Minnetonka.

When it comes to Lake Minnetonka, the numbers always impress: The state’s ninth-largest lake contains approximately 130 billion gallons of water, covering the equivalent of 18,000 football fields. The shoreline winds for about 125 miles.

Even its name, derived from the Dakota language phrase for big water, has a Chamber of Commerce ring to it.

Sarah Burnham, 19, excited and ready for U.S. Women’s Open

“It’s very special, I mean, it’s the greatest tournament for women’s golf,” Burnham said. “It’s like I’m playing in the Super Bowl or something. It’s hard to put into words still. It’s crazy.” Read the article on the Star Tribune here.

Epic softball war: Wayzata Police vs. Wayzata Fire

Bragging rights for another year are on the line! The Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition invites you to the annual Anchor Bank Cup on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Klapprich Field. Come watch the Wayzata Police Department take on the Wayzata Fire Department in a charity softball game. Join us to see who wins bragging rights for this year!

Celebrity Wedding Photographer Robert Evans Brings His Expertise to Wayzata

Lake Minnetonka Magazine: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. No, this isn’t a list of Oscar invitees, but it is a few of Robert Evans’ past clients. The celebrity wedding photographer whose client list includes more A-listers than the cover of Vogue recently moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota… 

Wayzata Lake Effect plan moves forward

The City of Wayzata’s signature plan for the lake front continues to gain momentum.  Read up on it here!

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