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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Wayzata is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 4,467. Wayzata is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Wayzata offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayzata there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Wayzata and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wayzata are highly rated.
About Wayzata...
Population
4,467

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$471,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Wayzata Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,304.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Wayzata

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,965
National
$55,322
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Wayzata Reviews

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The downtown area is one of my favorite places to go to! It's right next to Lake Minnetonka, and it's a very cute little town with many restaurants. Everyone is very nice and friendly, and most of the residents are fairly wealthy.
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A beautiful area surrounded by lakes, Wayzata is a manicured suburb. The public school system is robust, boasting high test scores and offering innumerable after school activities. The area is family friendly but there is still plenty of places for young people to go out and hit the town at night. Wayzata is a wonderful place to grow up!
Wayzata has gorgeous homes and good neighborhoods but offers little else to justify its high prices. It's an image you buy more so than a home; a place for people to seclude themselves in upper class culture. Although it has a few unique stores and restaurants to visit, it's much too small for there to be anything to do. Even the library, though pretty, has poor selection and services in comparison to libraries such as Rigedale's. You'll find more restaurants, clubs, community classes, etc. in Minneapolis itself. It's best to spend your money in central Minneapolis where the art scene and nightlife are thriving.