9.4 out of 10

Mound

44.9320066497269 -93.6625219384959
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Cool City... Cute Downtown"

Mound is a really cool city on the western side of Lake Minnetonka. It has a cute downtown area with a Caribou Coffee, the Dakota Trail for biking or hiking and a big parking ramp for those commuting via bus to downtown Minneapolis.

In downtown Mound don't forget to vist Scotty B's restaurant, John's Variety and Pets or Kirby's Bait Shop.

"The Island", is a well-known portion of Mound completely surrounded by Lake Minnetonka.
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Something for everyone in this lovely lake town."

Mound is in the heart of Lake Minnetonka nearly surrounded by the bays and inlets, over 6 miles of shoreline, scenic trails, public beaches, fishing, boating. The homes in Mound range from very affordable to luxury lake front properties. Mound named the best city in Minnesota to raise kids by Bloomberg Business Week Magazine in 2012.
Pros
  • numerous parks
  • over 300 public dock sites
  • The Dakota Trail
  • Great Public Schools
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Small town feel
4/5
2yrs+

"Mound Homes & Real Estate"

One very interesting fact about Mound, Minnesota is that it is the birthplace of the truck brand Tonka which is named after Lake Minnetonka. Originally, the headquarters for Tonka Toys was in Mound. It is a very unique city bordered by beautiful inlets and bays of Lake Minnetonka. Other lakes in Mound include Seton Lake, Saunders Lake, Lake Langdon which is found west of Mound right smack between Lake Minnetonka and a railroad line which is part of the Great Northern Railroad, Dutch Lake, and Black Lake.
Back in the 40’s, there was a store and an ice house at the side of Lake Langdon. The store was run by Pete and Ed Sollie and both structures still stand today. Other interesting historic spots near Lake Langdon include the Mound Baptist Church and Our Lady of the Lake Parochial School. There are over a thousand docks installed on Mounds many lakes. The lakes geologically classify Mound’s different areas and that is the reason why they are named Shirley Hills, Grandview Boulevard, The Highlands, The Island, and Three Points.
The city has six miles of shoreline filled with amazing beaches, exciting trails, and other recreational opportunities. There is always something to do all year round in Mound. Incidentally, Mound is named after the historic burial mounds dg by prehistoric Indians, not the Dakota Indians.
When it comes to education, Mound has the following schools: Shirley Hills Elementary, Mound-Westonka High School, Hilltop Primary School, and the Grandview Middle School. Minnesota has an open enrollment stature and that is the reason why some families choose to enroll their kids to other public schools.
The Mound City Council is a very active organization in terms of city services improvements. Some of the projects of the city council are the enhancement of traffic in the city’s business district, the erection of the Mound Marketplace, Lost Lake Greenway, and the Villas on Lost Lake townhouses. The council is now busy with the redevelopment of Mound known as Mound Visions which involves the restoration of the Lost lake Channel. The Mound Greenway and Pier makes it possible for people to reach Mound via boat ride.
Last year, Bloomberg Businessweek named Mound as Minnesota's Best Place to Raise Your Kids. The city has 32 parks, a modern skating park, the Dakota Rail Trail, 311 public dock sites, a biking and walking trail that spans more than 21 miles from Wayzata up to the amazing views of Lake Minnetonka.
Raise your family in the wonderful and peaceful environment of Mound, Minnesota and enjoy the city’s natural surroundings and its rich history that makes this place unique.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Langdon Bay"

Langdon Bay is a great neighborhood that is located on the Dakota path and Lake Langdon. This neighborhood has a community park, walking trails and has tons of kids and is great for families... Home's price's are 345-450k...
Pros
  • Small town feel
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Great Public Schools
  • The Dakota Trail
  • The Luce Line Trail
  • Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
  • Surfside Beach
Cons
  • Not much Dinning
Rob Davis Rob Davis PRO
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Get Out & Check Out The Dakota Rail Regional Trail"

This 13-mile paved trail offers a spectacular view of Lake Minnetonka and follows the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor through St. Bonifacius, Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono and Wayzata.

In Carver County, an additional 12.5 miles of paved trail extends west of St. Bonifacius to Mayer.

Three Rivers Park District would like to remind trail users to please be sure and park in designated public parking areas. These parking areas include:

• Wayzata, 175 Grove Lane
• Mound, 5515 Lynwood Blvd.
• Gale Woods Farm
• St. Bonifacius, 4150 Bell St.
• Mayer, State Highway 25 and First Street Northwest
Pros
  • Surfside Beach
  • The Dakota Trail
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Mound - Charming"

Mound is a great town on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka. Small town charm, affordable and one of the Top 5 School Districts in Minnesota. Westonka Schools are less than half the size of Wayzata and Minnetonka Schools. Smaller class sizes and strong athletic programs that everyone can participate in. Mound also has some very affordable homes on Lake Minnetonka which are harder to find than ever. A great place to live.
Pros
  • The Dakota Trail
  • The Luce Line Trail
  • Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
  • Great Public Schools
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Small town feel
Cons
  • Not much Dinning

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