Minnetonka Mills, Minnesota

Minnetonka Mills: A city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It is located on the Minnesota River in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Minnetonka Mills is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Minnetonka Mills Historical Society and the Minnetonka Mills Shopping Center.

About

Minnetonka Mills is a city located in the county of Hennepin in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Minnetonka Mills is a suburban city located within Hennepin County in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. The population is around 1,400 residents.

History and Development

The area was originally inhabited by the Dakota tribe. A sawmill was constructed along Minnetonka Creek in 1856, establishing the city's industrial origins.

Key historical facts:

  • The city was named after the sawmill on Minnetonka Creek
  • Officially incorporated in 1949
  • Early economy dependent on lumber, flour, and farming
  • Transitioned to a commuter suburb in the postwar period

Economy and Major Industries

Originally industrial, the local economy today consists largely of retail, professional services, and healthcare. Residents primarily work in jobs outside of the city.

Major employers within the city include:

  • Minnetonka Springs Care Center (senior living facility)
  • Jerry's Enterprises (grocery/retail business)
  • Minnetonka Dental Center
  • Minnetonka Chiropractic

The city has shopping available but functions mainly as a residential commuter suburb.

Things to Do and Attractions

Given its small size, Minnetonka Mills does not have many major attractions. However, residents enjoy proximity to:

  • Lake Minnetonka, offering boating, fishing, swimming and 20 public beaches
  • Numerous golf courses in the western Twin Cities suburbs
  • Abundant parks, trails, and open spaces
  • Shopping and dining options in nearby communities

With quality parks and recreation coupled with convenient access to amenities in surrounding suburbs, Minnetonka Mills has emerged as a tranquil residential community.

Quick Facts about Minnetonka Mills

Population : 50,117
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
County : Hennepin County
Altitude : 945 feet / 288 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:11:28 (2nd March 2024)

Geography

Minnetonka Mills is located at 44°56'28"N 93°26'31"W (44.9410700, -93.4419000).

Minnetonka Mills map

Minnetonka, Minnetonka Mills

Schools in Minnetonka Mills

College & universities near Minnetonka Mills, MN

Code Name City ZIP
174154 Herzing University-Minneapolis St. Louis Park (MN) 55426

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Minnetonka Mills, MN

Code Name Address Type
MSP Saint Paul Union Depot Midway Station RAIL
RDW Red Wing station 420 Levee Street RAIL
SCD St. Cloud 555 East St. Germain Street RAIL

Post offices near Minnetonka Mills

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hopkin Post Office Hopkins (MN) 55343

Other cities in Hennepin County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hennepin County , MN. (more)

City Name Population Title
Minneapolis 433,111 The largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis is a major center for business, finance, and culture.
Bloomington 84,583 The most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Plymouth 79,635 The second most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Brooklyn Park 79,574 The third most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Maple Grove 72,881 The second most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Eden Prairie 64,894 The most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
West Co on Rapids 62,528 A city in Anoka County, Minnesota.
Minnetonka 55,370 The most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Edina 52,477 The most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Saint Louis Park 48,821 The most populous city in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Richfield 36,237 City in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Brooklyn Center 30,253 City in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Champlin 25,049 City in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Crystal 22,581 City in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
New Hope 20,641 City in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Hopkins 18,208 University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Minnetonka Mills distances to largest Minnesota cities