History of Shorewood Real Estate
Surrounding the shores of what is now Excelsior; Shorewood was once part of the Excelsior Township, but in 1956 incorporated as a village. One of the current highlights from Shorewood’s beginnings is a ninety acre plot of land located on upper Lake Minnetonka, just north of Smithtown Bay that was known as Rose Farm from 1906-1926. Rose Farm was a roaming pastoral farm populated with pure-bred Guernsey cattle. In 1926, George Nelson Dayton purchased the land and added Belgian horses to the mix of farm animals. The farm land remained untouched until purchased by developer Thomas Wartman in 1976. He would take the original farm house as his residence and develop the surrounding acreage into the 44 luxury home lake community known today as Boulder Bridge Farm.
Shorewood Real Estate Today
Shorewood homes make up a thriving shoreline community. While most of the homes in Shorewood are located off the lake, the majority of its luxury homes are situated on the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka, with spectacular views. Shorewood lake homes represent lake living at its finest. Homes on the shoreline are spaciously sized with large yards and private docks, perfect for family entertainment and water sport enthusiasts. Estates off the water enjoy large, private wooded lots that often keep homes from street view and offer the grandeur of tranquility. Read More...
Shorewood Real Estate: Things to Do
The track that once brought vacationers to Shorewood’s grand hotels via street car in the early 1900s is a now a regional trail connecting to the town of Excelsior to the east and Victoria to the west. The trail is a favorite among bikers, joggers and walkers. Shorewood maintains numerous ballparks and outdoor ice rinks for those devoted to the outdoors year-round. Shorewood boaters have been able to enjoy the first class service and convenience of Howard’s Point Marina since 1926. Balanced, active lifestyles thrive in the serene city of Shorewood.