Just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Excelsior MN is a strong and vibrant community nestled on the shores of the popular Lake Minnetonka. Residents of this community enjoy its calm ambiance, quiet lakeside location, and blend of modern amenities and historical buildings.
Founded in 1853 as a vacation destination, Excelsior has an atmosphere that sets it apart from other Twin Cities metro area communities. Over the years, Excelsior's Water Street has been home to a variety of hotels, restaurants, specialty merchants, and antique shops. Excelsior MN has a variety of outdoor recreational activities available to its residents as well, with 350-acrehe Minnewashta Regional Park and 3,500 acre Carver Park Reserve. This biking, walking, jogging, and pet walking trail spans 27 miles from Victoria to Chanhassen. The Southwest Regional LRT Trail passes through downtown Excelsior.
Excelsior MN real estate is popular due to its thriving business section and abundant outdoor recreation. Excelsior real estate can allow a slower-paced, small-town lifestyle with easy access to a major metropolitan center. There are a wide variety of homes for sale in Excelsior, MN. Most of the homes in were built between 1960 and 1990. About 25% of homes in Excelsior were built before 1939.