Excelsior

About Excelsior

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 14
Average Price $919,843
Highest Price $2,200,000
Lowest Price $389,000

Historically charming 

In 1852, when George Bertram traveled from New York to the Southern shores of Lake Minnetonka, he sought to create a village and farming community.  He teamed up with a home builder, Robert McGrath, and began to construct homes in the original Excelsior township.  

  • Excelsior is conveniently located 18 miles west of downtown Minneapolis.  

  • The town is small in size at 0.70 square miles, but it is large in Americana and community.

  • Every year, Excelsior hosts several annual events including Apple Day, Art on the Lake, Crazy Days, Independence Day parade and fireworks, and Christkindlmarkt- a festival during the Holidays.

  • You can’t mention Excelsior history without mentioning the Excelsior Amusement Park that operated from 1927-1934.  

    • The Amusement Park attracted hundreds of thousands to the area and even hosted concerts by the Beach Boys (1963) and the Rolling Stones (1964).  

    • Legend has it that during that visit, Mick Jagger’s met “town ambassador” Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Jimmy lamented to Mick that “you can’t always get what you want” when he received a regular coke instead of a cherry coke. Mick was so inspired by Mr. Jimmy that the record breaking song was born. 

    • The amusement park ran until 1973 when it closed and was soon demolished.  

Excelsior’s historic downtown pays homage to the “golden age” of Lake Minnetonka, but is apt to serve Excelsior’s 2400 residents and tens of thousands of people who visit it each year.  

  • There are shops, delicious restaurants, historic movie theater and other entertainment that is glorified with the majestic backdrop of Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

 

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Browse Excelsior Real Estate Listings

14 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #5498880
New Listing

101 Center St, Excelsior

$739,000 - 2 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,100 Sf

MLS® # 5498880

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Photo of Listing #5542155
New Listing

2071 Melody Hill Rd, Excelsior

$500,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,501 Sf

MLS® # 5542155

Lakes Sotheby's International RealtyRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo
Photo of Listing #5544948
New Listing

703 2nd Ave, Excelsior

$499,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,872 Sf

MLS® # 5544948

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Photo of Listing #5507458
New Listing

161 Bell St, Excelsior

$599,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,863 Sf

MLS® # 5507458

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Photo of Listing #5503538

301 3rd St, Excelsior

$1,699,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,421 Sf

MLS® # 5503538

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Photo of Listing #5501217

231 Academy Ave, Excelsior

$389,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,755 Sf

MLS® # 5501217

Engel & Volkers Lake MinnetonkaRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo
Photo of Listing #5474400

180 Bell St, Excelsior

$1,429,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,225 Sf

MLS® # 5474400

Coldwell Banker RealtyRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo
Photo of Listing #5485506

141 Maple St, Excelsior

$950,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,244 Sf

MLS® # 5485506

Lakes Area RealtyRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo
Photo of Listing #5433532

205 3rd St, Excelsior

$675,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,760 Sf

MLS® # 5433532

Blue House Realty LLCRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo
Photo of Listing #5430794

9 Center St, Excelsior

$669,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,590 Sf

MLS® # 5430794

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Photo of Listing #5336214

29 W Lake St, Excelsior

$1,199,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,121 Sf

MLS® # 5336214

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Photo of Listing #5351298

529 Division St, Excelsior

$849,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,166 Sf

MLS® # 5351298

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis DowntownRegional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Logo

INSIDER TIPS

PARKS, NATURE, AND BEACHES

The Excelsior Commons, the Community Gardens, the Commons Beach, and Excelsior Parkland

RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL

This Norman Rockwell-esque town is a must visit and has some really great dining and shopping options.  A few must-trys: Lago Tacos, Tommy’s Tonka Trolley, Yumi’s, and Coalition. Excelsior is home to the only movie theater on Lake Minnetonka- the over hundred year old Dock Cinema.

 

Minnetonka School District

 

Minnetonka School District serves the residents of Excelsior.

  • Minnetonka School District is nationally recognized as one of the best school districts in the state.  24/7 Wall St. lists the Minnetonka School District as the best school district in Minnesota.

  •  It currently has 10,600 students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Minnetonka School District serves families in the Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Victoria and Woodland areas. 

  •  91% of Minnetonka High School students graduate are college bound and over 97% of the students who attend MHS graduate. 

  • Niche.com ranks the Minnetonka School District #2 in Minnesota.

  • The Washington Post lists Minnetonka High School as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools—ranked #4 in Minnesota and #278 nationally. 

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Minnetonka High School #11 in Minnesota and #568 nationally.

  • The Minnetonka School District has six elementary schools including Spanish and Chinese immersion schools, two middle schools and one high school.  

 

SCHOOLS IN THE MINNETONKA SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Clear Springs Elementary

  • Deephaven Elementary

  • Excelsior Elementary

  • Groveland Elementary 

  • Minnewashta Elementary

  • Scenic Heights Elementary

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • Minnetonka Middle School East

  • Minnetonka Middle School West

  • Minnetonka High School

 

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Listing information last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 3:21am CDT.