Minnetonka is a popular city about eight miles from Minneapolis with over 50,000 residents making it the 14th largest city in the state. Minnetonka is located along the Tonka Bay near Lake Minnetonka, perfect for those who enjoy outdoor water sports and lakefront property.
Minnetonka is served by the Minnetonka Public School District #276 which services over 8,400 students from K-12th grade. There are six elementary schools including Scenic Heights Elementary School for grades K-5th. There are two middle schools in the area, Middle School East and Middle School West for grades 6th through 8th and one high school, Minnetonka High School for grades 9th through 12th. There\'s one preschool and a Community Education Center. For more information about the School District call (952) 401-5000.
The City of Minnetonka cares about its seniors. The Minnetonka Community Center is the perfect place for seniors to gather together and participate in a variety of activities, events and functions. Many events are planned social gatherings, dinner events, classes, health screenings, and tours. Transportation is available through Dial-A-Ride for tours or other special events. Senior gatherings are not limited to senior citizens, but open for all ages. For more information regarding the Minnetonka Community Center and senior events, call (952) 939-8393.
The City of Minnetonka places a great deal of importance on recycling and improving the environment. Aside from a basic recycling program, Minnetonka has an organics recycling incentive. Volunteers sign up for weekly collection of organics such as eggs shells, dairy products, bread, pasta, baked goods and coffee grounds. It also includes food soiled paper products and other compostable items. There is a small fee for organics recycling. However, by recycling organic waste you may reduce your overall waste, therefore reducing the size of containers you will need for refuse. For more information, please call (952) 890-8430.
Minnetonka belongs to the Hennepin County Library Systems with over 26 different libraries in the area. The Hennepin County Library is ranked as one of the top ten libraries in the county and serves over 500,000 residents. Aside from an astounding number of books to borrow, the library offers story time for children of all ages, a variety of classes, over 14 different computer stations many of which have Internet connection and book clubs. The library is open Monday and Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more information about the library, call (952) 847-5725.