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Mound offers over 17 miles of shoreline, one of the larger lakeshore cities. In addition to an abundance of lake homes, the highly rated Westonka school district, easy commute to downtown Minneapolis, and the small town environment make Mound a highly desirable place to live.
The Village of Mound was incorporated in 1912. The city is named for the Indian Mounds, built from 300 BC to 100 AD.
Bloomberg Businessweek named Mound "Minnesota's Best Place to Raise Your Kids."
One of the most famous businesses to come out of Mound is Tonka Toys. Mound was the headquarters and warehouse for over 36 years when it relocated to Chicago after Tonka Toys acquired Mell Manufacturing Company.
the Mound Docks and Commons Program is the state's largest municipally owned dock program with 311 dock sites, 19 city-installed multiple docks with 96 slips, five personal watercraft sites, and 1 City-owned dock with 37 slips available for annual rental. The land was platted by the developers back in 1906-1911, and it was their goal that all Mound residents could enjoy Lake Minnetonka and not just those with a lakefront property. It is a unique feature that significantly enhances life that only the city of Mound can offer at such a large level.
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With a defined and busy downtown with many restaurants and shops, strong community involvement, and many parks and trails- Mound is a great place to call home.
Mound hosts many fun family activities and festivals each year. A few of these fun events are:
the weekly Mound Farmer's market
the Mound Fire Department's annual fish fry and dance in June
Spirit of the Lakes Festival and Minnesota Wake Surf Competition in July
Westonka Dog Days in August
Running of the Bay's 5K and Half Marathon in September
Tonka Brew Fest in November
the Mound Tree Lighting Ceremony in November
The city of Mound contracts through the city of Orono for its police department and has its own Fire Department. The Mound Fire Department services approximately 17,500 people! The police and fire department presence has made Mound consistently score an A in crime rating from Areavibes, and crime is statistically 43% lower than the national average.
MOUND WESTONKA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Mound is located in the Mound Westonka School District, an award-winning school district with so much to offer its students. The Westonka School District serves approximately 2,300 students in grades PreK through twelve. For the past 15 years, they have been "Best in State" in MCA Performance. Westonka scored in the Top 10 Districts in the state on the 2017 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. Overall, Westonka is ranked #4 in the state in math and #6 in the state in reading.
There are many fantastic dining options in Mound. A few of the local favorites: Dakota Junction, Carbone's Pizzeria, Caribou, Surfside Bar & Grill, Al & Alma's Supper Club, and Tonka Grill, with many more to choose from.
Downtown Mound has lots of great stores. Mound True Value Hardware has been a staple in the downtown Mound landscape for many years. There is a newly built Walgreens, making it very convenient for any prescription or drug store needs. Take a stroll around Mound, and you will not be disappointed with the selection of stores.
PARKS & NATURE
Mound has more parks than any other lakeside community, with 31 different spots to enjoy. Click here for a complete list of parks in Mound.
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