Stunning lakeside city

Welcome to Orono

Orono is a charming Minnesotan city situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka and nearby upscale Wayzata, MN.  Newcomers flock to this area for its abundant natural beauty and luxurious modern amenities. Orono is one of the most upscale and wealthiest neighborhoods and also known for its sparse suburban character and abundant wildlife.

There is much to love in Orono. You’ll find residents enjoying local beaches and hiking trails, dining at upscale restaurants, and shopping at unique shops downtown. Residences in this area are luxurious and sit on large plots of land with grand adornments. Homeowners have the choice of several styles, including traditional, contemporary, and vintage designs. In Orono, you’ll find the comfort and luxury you’ve always dreamed of. 

What to Love

  • Scenic waterways and excellent hiking trails at nature preserves 
  • Community events and festivals for all ages 
  • Championship golf courses with beautiful rolling greenways

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Orono is one of natural luxury. The area boasts an abundance of natural beauty, high-end shops, and fine dining establishments that appeal to newcomers and residents alike. Living in Orono is the perfect balance of natural beauty, cultural and recreational opportunities, and suburban convenience. Residents enjoy gathering together for neighborhood-wide events and have strong community pride. This area is known for its excellent public and private schools that deliver a high-quality education to all students. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Orono boast world-class dining establishments and entertainment. COV Wayzata is a must-visit for those who appreciate contemporary American cuisine, with a menu that features fresh ingredients with an Each Coast flair. Enjoy delicious steak and seafood while overlooking Wayzata Bay. 

Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub delivers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that combines a microbrewery and a supper club. With a menu of locally-sourced ingredients and a wide variety of craft beers, you’ll be sure to come back for every occasion. Lastly, Primo Plates and Pours is a chic wine bar with an excellent selection of wines and small plates, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a fun night out with friends. 

Things to Do

Orono is treasured for their endless natural beauty. It’s no surprise that residents visit scenic destinations like Wayzata Beach or the Wood-Rill Scientific and Natural Area for its numerous walking trails. Take an arts and crafts workshop at Minnetonka Center For the Arts or tour the facility to see their latest art exhibits.  Orono Public Golf Course is one of the oldest natural grass 9-hole golf courses in the state. 

Orono is a spirited community that loves celebrating local events, including the famous Chilly Open, which hosts a golf tournament, cook-off, and snowkiting on frozen Lake Minnetonka. Lastly, the Wayzata Depot Museum is a community landmark that offers visitors a glimpse into the rich history of the area, with a variety of programs and events that are sure to entertain and educate all guests. Overall, Orono is an entertaining and luxurious city for anyone seeking an indulgent and memorable lifestyle.


 Orono Public School District serves Orono.

Overview for Orono, MN

14,879 people live in Orono, where the median age is 50.4 and the average individual income is $111,401.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Orono, MN

Orono has 6,404 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orono do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,879 people call Orono home. The population density is 761.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.54 / 47.46%

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

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Orono, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Orono. 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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6th - 8th
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9th - 12th
Orono Intermediate Elementary
3rd - 5th
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