9.4 out of 10

Deephaven

44.9299365155616 -93.5304927869241
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  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
Feb 24, 2015

"Small town feel just over 15 miles from the " Big City""

Deephaven offers a unique opportunity relative many of its counterparts located around Lake Minnetonka. Deephaven is located on the east side of Lake Minnetonka. Its residents will experience the peace and tranquility of a lakeside town, yet are located only 16 miles from Minneapolis. The cities claim to fame is, arguably, Mahala Dutton-Douglas, a survivor of the Titanic who was married to Walter Donald Douglas (He wasn't so lucky). The Douglas family founded the Quaker Oats Company. I'd be more apt to mention Mr. Tim Herron, Professional Golfer with PGA Tour sins and graduate of Wayzata High School.

Although over 40% of Deephaven residents are 45 years of age or older, most would be surprised to find out, nearly 40% of households have children under the age of 18 living with them. Average income levels are over $100,000. Nearly all real estate in Deephaven caters to the more affluent. Once your in, resale values will traditionally remain stable or increase, as it is a highly sought after community. Welcome home!
Pros
  • East side of lake Minnetonka offers easy commute to downtown
  • quite community
  • Cottagewood General Store
Cons
  • Tangle town of roads makes it cumbersome to navigate
  • Housing prices
Jim Berg Jim Berg PRO
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Lakeshore Hamlet"

As a real estate agent, some of the most beautiful homes I've been able to work with are located in Deephaven. With the "average" home sale price of $818K you can find a pretty fantastic property here!

Deephaven, one of the many little hamlets that dot the shores of Lake Minnetonka, is less than 25 minutes from Minneapolis. Within its tiny frame of two square miles, Deephaven offers 76 acres of parkland and six beaches and is home to the Minnetonka Yacht Club, founded in 1882.

“Main Street,” along Minnetonka Boulevard, presents a delightful array of small shops and restaurants. Within Deephaven you will find 6 beaches with Deephaven beach being the largest.
Pros
  • The General Store!
  • 6 City Beaches
  • MN Yacht Club
4/5
2yrs+

"Deephaven Real Estate"

Deephaven

You will know when you have reached Deephaven when you see the Hill Property as you enter the city from the east side of Minnetonka Boulevard. This location is incidentally the shopping district of Deephaven where coffee shops and small stores abound. Another landmark for which the city is known for is the Cottagewood General Store, located adjacent to the Children’s Park.

Nestled in Lake Minnetonka’s southeast shores and surrounded by woodlands and bays, Deephaven is a refreshing city to visit and to reside in. Its close proximity to Lake Minnetonka allows both visitors and residents a chance to enjoy and bask in the lake’s beauty.

History

Deephaven was named after the title of a book. The name was given by a certain Hazel J. Burton, a resident of Carson’s bay, after she was asked to give a name for that railroad station at the foot of the hill.

Population profile

Deephaven is an average-sized city with a population of 3,853 as of the 2000 census. There are 1,098 families residing in 1,409 housing units. A great majority or 97.35% are Whites. The rest of the population is composed of a mixture of Hispanics or Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, Pacific islanders and other races.

The residents of Deephaven are on top of the ladder compared to the other Minnesota cities income-wise, with each household having an average income of $101,278. It also has a remarkably low poverty level, with only 1% of families or 2.6% of the total population below the poverty line.

Politics

Deephaven follows a weak Mayor-Council plan which means that the mayor’s power is equal to each council member aside of course from the mayor’s duty to preside over council meetings.

Where to go

Parks
With 76 acres allocated between the 5 parks that offer basketball courts, hockey rinks and picnic grounds, Deephaven is a veritable destination for outdoor adventure among residents and visitors. Those moving in to the city can look forward to lots of adventures. The five parks are:

1. Thorpe Park-The Thorpe Park, which is considered the primary park of the Deephaven community, used to be a farm maintained by local farmers George and his father Frank Bennis. It was upgraded by the local government in 1996 and now offers outdoor adventures for families. It offers off-street parking, playground and picnic shelter, flower gardens and a pond, two ball fields, two tennis courts, a warming house, facilities for hockey, inline and open skating, basketball court, trails and a drinking fountain. It is also a good place for those who want to get a good exercise or just relax for a while.

2. Cottagewood Children Park-The Park will always be remembered as the site where the donkeys of the Hazeltine sisters were allowed to graze. However, they were banned by the city council in 1918 and since then animals were no longer allowed to be tied inside the park. It is also famous for being the venue of the annual celebration of the 4th of July.

3. Pump Park- It is a small park across the St. Therese Church and mostly used by those who work and reside in the neighborhood. The people maintaining the park are still in search of the old hand pump, which was once located in the park, so they can install it in the park to give it a sense of history.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"If only there were more cities like Deephaven"

It's too bad every city isn't like Deephaven. Close to the city but a small town "woodsy" feel. There are some incredible homes in Deephaven and the lake lots are stunning. The city itself isn't very big, but if your into doing business in the city you live you don't have to go very far. There is no shortage of health and beauty options, there are places to shop, eat, and play.
Pros
  • Scenic
  • Close to everything
  • Quiet and friendly
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"You can have it all."

Deephaven is a very sought after neighborhood and location. Highlighted by large lots and grand homes including some of the best lakeshore on Lake Minnetonka. Plenty of shopping and dining options nearby along with health clubs, spas and yoga. Deephaven is located in the Award Winning Minnetonka School District and close to several private schools like the International School, Blake and Breck. Yes you can have it all.
Pros
  • Cottagewood General Store
  • quite community
  • East side of lake Minnetonka offers easy commute to downtown
  • Sailing community
Cons
  • Housing prices
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"New England small town feel!"

I love small communities on the water and Deephaven area excels at this! Located on the SE shores of Lake Minnetonka tucked away, yet close in! Home to the Minnetonka yacht club it abounds with sail boats silently moving through the pristine waters. The center point jewel might well be the Cottagewood general store where wood floors creak with fond memories.
Average home prices are in the mid 400 range, populated predominately with mid 40 year range households. This is a very sought after area. And, one I'd love to call home!
Pros
  • Sailing community
  • Cottagewood General Store
  • quite community

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