9.2 out of 10

Greenwood

44.9098446881686 -93.5514270076514
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Feb 24, 2015

"Say hi to Deephaven's neighbor!"

Home to the Old Log Theatre, Greenwood is minutes from downtown Excelsior. If you're looking for a relaxing place to live on the southeastern shores of Lake Minnetonka, this is it. Cost of living is a bit high; not surprising considering all of the fantastic amenities Greenwood has to offer its residents. Ms. Deb Kind is a weak mayor. No, it’s not what you think! I'm sure Ms. Kind does a fine job! Greenwood is a “statutory city” with a weak- mayor/council form of government. Which means, the powers of the mayor are not greater than those of any other member of the council, with the exception of the mayor’s role as presiding officer at council meetings and several minor duties. About 20 minutes from Minneapolis, Greenwood is a prime location. Welcome home!
Pros
  • quaint small town feel
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Convenient Location
  • Very Private
Cons
  • cost of living is high
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Year Round Fun & the Log Theater Too!"

Founded in 1956, Greenwood is located just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis, Minnesota on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. Greenwood residents enjoy our close proximity to the lake for our year-round fun -- including boating, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and skating. A regional trail winds along the west side of the city and is a favorite of bikers and walkers. Greenwood also is home to the famous Old Log Theater, www.oldlog.com.

We invite you to come enjoy our beautiful city on the lake.
4/5
2yrs+

"Greenwood Homes & Real Estate"

Greenwood City can be found in Hennepin County in the state of Minnesota. At the last count, the city’s population is at 688. The community of Greenwood was established in 1956 and it has a total land area of about 1.58 square kilometers or 0.61 square miles. The main access route to Greenwood City is Minnesota Highway 7. The city is just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis strategically situated on the captivating Lake Minnetonka.
Greenwood citizens have been blessed with this close nearness with such a remarkable lake providing them with all year-round fun. Some of the activities that you can do in and around the lake include snowmobiling, swimming, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, boating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and skating. Trails along the lake have become a favorite among hikers and bikers. You can also take a cruise via the Lady of the lake and the Paradise Charter Cruises.
Aside from these natural attractions, Greenwood is also the city where you can find the very popular Old Log Theater. The theater is one of the country’s oldest, most famous professional theater and it is set on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. The theater has very spacious accommodations which include an auditorium which can seat 630 people and a separate restaurant which can seat 300 intended for pre-show dinners as well as full bar service. The entire area is surrounded by pine trees, gardens, and natural wetlands.
The city has a very active community with lots of activities all year round. They have Spring Clean-Up Day, animal services, garbage and recycling, and a lot more. The city is complete with all the most important departments such as Zoning which takes care of remodeling, demolition, and building concerns for the residents, Building Permits and Public Works which handles the maintenance of the sewer system and plowing the city streets, Utility Billings, Police, Fire, and the Southshore Center. The Southshore Center provides various programs for people of all ages and the place can be rented for various purposes.
There are a lot of schools within the vicinity of Greenwood City. There is the Excelsior Elementary School, the Minnetonka Middle School West, and the St. John the Baptist School.
With education, commerce, and the perfect healthy surrounding present in Greenwood, it can easily be one of the best places to live in the country. The place is simply amazing and the amenities great.
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+

"A Hidden Gem on Lake Minnetonka"

Greenwood is truly a Hidden Gem. This small city is located on some of the most prime Lake Minnetonka lakeshore. It has the charm and history people love. It is also in a location that most people don't even know about unless they live there which assures privacy for it's residents. It is very convenient to shopping and dining including downtown Wayzata. It is in the Award Winning Minnetonka School District which is one of the best in Minnesota. It is a convenient commute for those working downtown and to the airport. Call me for more details.
Pros
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Convenient Location
  • Very Private

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