Relaxed lakeside living in a gorgeous city setting

Welcome to Excelsior

Excelsior Homes For Sale

There is nowhere quite like the charming city of Excelsior. Excelsior's historic commercial district along Water Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the town has many Victorian-era houses. 
Excelsior is nestled on the shores of stunning Lake Minnetonka. Excelsior has plenty of outdoor recreation, top-notch restaurants, and unique boutiques and shops for residents to enjoy. 

One of the biggest draws for residents moving to Excelsior is the natural beauty of the area. From the lush greenery of the parks and gardens to the sparkling waters of the lake, Excelsior offer breathtaking views and an exceptional lake lifestyle. The Southwest Regional Light Rail Transit Trail, a favorite of bicyclists and walkers, passes through downtown Excelsior. At the north end of town is The Commons park and recreation area with a swimming beach, playground, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and areas for picnicking.

Excelsior is truly a gem of the Midwest. The historic town of Excelsior offers a luxurious and serene lifestyle for residents to enjoy. Homes here boast a variety of architectural styles, from classic Victorian to modern farmhouses, adding character and depth to the neighborhoods. The community is tight-knit and welcoming, making it easy to settle in and feel at home. 

What to Love

  • Outdoor excursions on the many nearby lakes
  • Sumptuous dining at local restaurants
  • Charming downtown and historic district

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Excelsior is natural and serene. The residents of Excelsior active and engaged in the community, with a variety of events, activities, and clubs to choose from. From boating and fishing on the lake to browsing the local boutiques and art galleries, there is always something to do. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining experience in Excelsior and Shorewood is a culinary delight. From relaxed eateries to fine-dining establishments, there is something for every palate. Hazelwood Food and Drink features a variety of contemporary American dishes and delicious cocktails.

Located in downtown Excelsior, Coalition serves a memorable meal with flavors that are bold and delicious. The tacos at Lagos Tacos are unforgettable, including their birria and alambre tacos. No matter which restaurant you select, each one is more delicious than the last. For Italian dining, residents enjoy the pizza at Olive’s Fresh Pizza Bar Excelsior and the classic pasta dishes at Red Sauce Rebellion. Finally, dine on the water at Maynards and enjoy their extensive drink list and modern menu that is sure to please any patron.

Things to Do

Excelsior offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events in Excelsior is the summer concert series, Concerts in the Commons. This annual event features a variety of musicians and bands and is an excellent opportunity to spend a summer evening listening to live music under the stars.

Excelsior is an ideal places to enjoy the outdoors. Excelsior Public Beach is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, while the Bay to Bay Boat Club offers a variety of boating activities for members to enjoy life on the water.  

The Old Log Theatre is a historic theater known for its high-quality productions of classic plays and its onsite restaurant that hosts themed dinners. Finally, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum is a unique attraction that offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of streetcars in Minnesota. From live music and beach activities to boating and theater, there is something for everyone in Excelsior and Shorewood.
The  Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce sponsors many events throughout the year like the 4th of July Firecracker Run! With options to run a 10k, 5k, or 1 Mile.  A great opportunity to race along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka and through the historic streets of Excelsior and Greenwood.


Minnetonka Public Schools serve Excelsior and Shorewood. 

Overview for Excelsior, MN

3,688 people live in Excelsior, where the median age is 43.5 and the average individual income is $69,117.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Excelsior, MN

Excelsior has 1,563 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Excelsior do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,688 people call Excelsior home. The population density is 2,361.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.41 / 49.59%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Excelsior, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Excelsior. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Excelsior Elementary
K - 5th
St John The Baptist Catholic Montessori School
PreK - 8th
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