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Just A Round The Corner

Wayzata

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Helpful City Information and Contacts

  • City of Wayzata
  • Wayzata Utilities
  • Wayzata¬†School District – ISD 284
    • Elementary Schools
      • Birchview, Gleason Lake, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek, Sunset Hill
    • Middle Schools
      • Wayzata Central, Wayzata East, Wayzata West
    • Wayzata High School

A Brief History

Wayzata was derived from the American Indian word Wayziyata, meaning “North Shore”. Originally founded in the 1850’s, Wayzata started to become a vacation spot of southerners after the Civil War and soon turned into a resort town. The St. Paul and Pacific Railroad extended its tracks to reach the city and hotels were built to lodge the thousands of visitors. The resort era of Wayzata peaked in the late 1800’s, and then throughout the 20th century, Wayzata’s popularity began to spike. By the 1950’s it had doubled in size and built a business and fashion focused downtown. Today, Wayzata houses approximately 4,000 residents and is a mere 12 miles from downtown.