Excelsior Homes For Sale
The city has a great blend of old and new, with a downtown that features many unique shops and restaurants, as well as The Commons park, which is an open recreation park 13 acres in size where families can spend a relaxing weekend or participate in one of the city’s many historic events, community celebrations, and the beautiful annual Art Fair. If you are searching for homes for sale in Excelsior, MN, view our Excelsior real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $471,000
The city of Excelsior is filled with things to see and do. With two beaches, several parks, playgrounds, ball fields, a band shell, and more there’s always something fun to do outside. Excelsior residents are also welcome to use the beautiful community center located just outside its borders, which offers educational and fitness programs for people of all ages.
Excelsior is filled with shops and boutiques that have everything from home décor items to gifts and clothing. The Excelsior Mill, a small mall in downtown Excelsior, is home to DB & Company’s floral, gift and candy shop; Farrington’s Fair Train and Earth Friendly shop – filled with organic and responsibly sourced goodies; Something Safari, which specializes in toys, games, and playthings that are either nostalgic, trendy, or both; and the 318 Café, with live music and food for the hungry shopper!
Excelsior is home to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, especially if you like to eat near the water! Maynard’s, which is on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, serves up delicious steaks, salads, sandwiches, and more. Thinking something away from the shoreline? Hazellewood Grill & Tap room has everything from peanut butter burgers to fish tacos. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something fantastic in Excelsior.
Excelsior is a Minnesota GreenTown, which means that the city has dedicated resources to becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. From farmer’s markets to single-sort recycling, it’s easy to be green in Excelsior.
Minnetonka Public School District 276 provides educational services to the residents of Excelsior. This district is known for rigorous coursework, advanced programming, and their VANTAGE program. The VANTAGE program incorporates professional skills courses into student curriculum, better preparing them for the jobs they will be pursuing in the future.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Excelsior. With routes and park and ride lots, residents can easily get around Excelsior and the Twin Cities Metro Area.
The city of Excelsior’s local government operates under the council-manager plan. The City Council holds all legislative power, and consists of the Mayor and four Councilmembers.
First settled by colonists from New York in 1853, Excelsior has fought to maintain its small town ambiance throughout the centuries. The town grew slowly, though always maintaining a busy city center. The downtown area has been home to many hotels, restaurants, and shops throughout the years. At one point, the city was even home to an amusement park.
Today, Excelsior is keeping up the old-school charm with it’s restored steamboat The Minnehaha, and remains a quaint suburb of under 3,000 residents.