Orono Homes For Sale
Orono is located about 28 miles from Minneapolis and features a great school system, a beautiful golf club and the Luce Line trail, the latter of which is ideal for observing the great outdoors. If you are looking for homes in Orono, MN, view our Orono real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $699,000
Orono, also known as the Lakeshore City, is home to a plethora of parks, beaches, and trails designed for walking, biking, fishing, picnicking, skiing, swimming, and more. With playground equipment, ball fields, and other recreational facilities there’s something for residents of all ages to enjoy.
The city of Orono offers those who love shopping a central location in between several shopping areas. Besides the shops in Orono proper, just a few minutes away is Long Lake’s Wayzata Blvd which houses shops ranging from clothing stores to bike and ski shops. A few minutes away in the other direction is Wayzata’s Lake Street, which is filled with high-end boutiques and gift shops.
Hungry? Whether you’re looking for a classic drive-in, or a sit down family restaurant, you’ll find it near Orono. From Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge to the Narrows Saloon to Al and Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises, there’s a great place to eat for everyone to enjoy.
The city of Orono makes it easy for residents to be environmentally conscious. With single sort recycling and no limit on the volume of recycling collected, residents have no problems doing the right thing when it comes to recycling.
The Westonka Public School District 227 provides educational services to the residents of Orono. This district is known for consistently out performing state averages in standardized testing (MCA) and has had several schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Orono. The transit company offers park and ride lots with express bus routes to and from the downtown districts of the Twin Cities.
The city of Orono is a statutory “Plan A” city. This means that it functions under a City Council that consists of the Mayor and four councilmembers all elected at large. The Mayor serves a two-year term while councilmembers serve four-year terms.
The area that would be present day Orono was first settled in 1858. The current location was split in two, with the southern region belonging to Excelsior Township and the northern belonging to the Medina Township. Because this made it difficult for those in the southern region to conduct business with the other parts of the Excelsior Township, due to Lake Minnetonka, the Townships were redrawn in 1868.
In 1889 the Township of Orono was created, though it encompassed a much larger area than the city does today. As time went on, pieces were annexed until Orono was incorporated into a Village in 1955. There have been several additional annexations, and detachments since then, the last occurring in 1994. Since then Orono has sustained its borders, and is currently a beautiful suburb with just over 7,000 residents calling the city home.