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Community Profile: Minnetonka

With a name coming from the Dakota Indian mni tanka, meaning “great water”, it’s no wonder the city of Minnetonka is one of the most coveted suburbs of the Twin Cities. Just 8 miles west of Minneapolis, part of the city includes Lake Minnetonka, one of the largest and most famous lakes in Minnesota. Planners have carefully kept Minnetonka a beautiful community for families. The city features dozens of ponds and a great deal of open space, park land and wetland areas. Besides the green space, Minnetonka has... view article »

Community Profiles: Prior Lake & Lakeville

This installment of our community profiles feature takes us to the outer suburbs. Prior Lake and Lakeville are two neighboring communities located southwest of Minneapolis. Adjacent to the Minnesota River Valley, these two communities are beautiful in the fall, resplendent with the seasonal colors. Both communities offer a variety of benefits that make them popular with families, particularly younger families looking for a community to call home. Prior Lake A combination of good schools, low crime rates, highly educated demographics, ease of commuting to Minneapolis... view article »

Community Profiles: St. Louis Park & Golden Valley

Minneapolis suburbs thrive with activity during the summer. From water sports to holiday celebrations to community events, there’s always something going on. Nowhere is that more true than in the two communities we’re profiling this month: St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Located within the first ring of Minneapolis suburbs, these communities make it easy to take full advantage of everything a summer in Minneapolis and its surrounding areas has to offer. St. Louis Park Bumping up against the hip Minneapolis neighborhood of Uptown along... view article »

Community Profiles: Wayzata and Minnetonka

With spring in the air and summer on its way, this month we thought we would turn our attention to the lakes and introduce you to some of the Twin Cities’ most appealing waterfront communities. Wayzata Wayzata is a very small town that borders the eastern shore of Lake Minnetonka. Though small, Wayzata is home to some of the most expensive—and beautiful—real estate in Minnesota. Wayzata is a vibrant business community with many local shops and restaurants. The lakefront downtown area is a quaint destination... view article »

Community Profiles: Eden Prairie and Chanhassen

At Desrochers, when it comes to choosing between different homes, we believe it’s important to be as familiar with the attributes of the community as you are with the attributes of the house. As part of our ongoing series of Minneapolis-St. Paul community profiles, this month we introduce you to Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. Eden Prairie Offering some of the most expensive real estate not only in Minnesota but also in America, Eden Prairie is a thriving community of successful professionals with families. The city’s... view article »

Community Profiles: Edina and Maple Grove

When you’re shopping for a new house, community character is just as important as home features. Researching local communities in the area where you’re looking to move can help you narrow down your search radius by ruling out neighborhoods that fall short of certain deal-breakers, such as school quality or length of daily commute. To help you get to know some of the communities we serve, we’ve profiled two popular Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs. Edina A primarily residential city, Edina has a highly educated population of... view article »