Relaxed lakeside living in a gorgeous city setting

Welcome to Shorewood

There is nowhere quite like the charming city of Shorewood. As a suburb of the Twin Cities and neighbor to historic Excelsior, Shorewood overlooks the stunning Lake Minnetonka. Shorewood has plenty of outdoor recreation, top-notch restaurants, and unique boutiques and shops for residents to enjoy. 

Shorewood is popular among residents for its gorgeous lake views and relaxed pace of life. One of the biggest draws for residents moving to Shorewood is the natural beauty of the area. From the lush greenery of the parks and gardens to the sparkling waters of the lake, Shorewood offers breathtaking views and an exceptional lifestyle. 
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 in Excelsior

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Shorewood is natural and serene. The residents of Shorewood are 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. Whether it's a leisurely stroll through town or a relaxing day of walking or biking on the Lake Minnetonka regional trail, Shorewood offers a lifestyle that is truly unparalleled. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining experience in the area 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

Shorewood offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events in nearby 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.

Shorewood is an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors. The lake Minnetonka Regional trail in shorewood takes you west to Victoria and east to Excelsior.  

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.


Minnetonka Public Schools serve Excelsior and Shorewood. 

Overview for Shorewood, MN

19,696 people live in Shorewood, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $78,338. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Shorewood, MN

Shorewood has 7,501 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Shorewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,696 people call Shorewood home. The population density is 889.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Shorewood, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Shorewood. 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
Minnetonka West Middle
6th - 8th
Our Savior Lutheran School
PreK - K
No rating available
Minnewashta Elementary
K - 5th
St John The Baptist Catholic Montessori School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Deephaven Elementary
K - 5th
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