Long Lake, Minnesota is a beautiful lake side community offering many real estate options for new home buyers and families looking to upgrade. The Long Lake community offers both lake front and non-lake front properties in a wide range of prices. More important for quality of life, it is home to many amenities including parks, marinas, and excellent schools through Orono Public Schools.
Orono Schools are often mentioned as some of the best in the state, and because Minnesota schools are so good, that puts Orono schools among the best in the country.
Long Lake-Orono is located minutes away from downtown Minneapolis. Well-maintained highways make the commute to the city quick and easy. Likewise, amenities such as Ridgedale Center are in nearby Minnetonka.
Why Long Lake? Quality of life is outrageously good here. Beautiful natural scenery around Long Lake and Lake Minnetonka mix with main street Americana here. Nearby one can find everything from docks and marinas for boating and fishing enthusiasts to pristine golf courses. All this is surrounded by farmland and lakes. Check out the public park on Long Lake. The park has grills and picnic tables for outdoor barbeques. The park also has a sandy beach for those looking to swim and enjoy the sunshine. The park also has a dock for fishing and boating. The boat ramp access is adjacent to the parking lot.
Cycling enthusiasts will love the many bike paths that criss-cross the area and connect to a vast network in the Twin Cities metro area. These bike paths are integrated into the local landscape of lakes and parks. Cyclists enjoy the hills and forests, flowers and shrubs that surround these biking trails.
The western suburbs of Minneapolis are home to many Fortune 500 companies that employ thousands of people. Companies such as Target, Cargill, and General Mills have major headquarters in the western suburbs.
Long Lake and Orono are a gem of the western suburbs. Away from the big city, but within reach of all of the amenities. On the shore of Lake Minnetonka, but away from the crowds.