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Tonka Bay was officially incorporated as a village in 1901. The area of Tonka Bay comprises about one square mile, but has more Minnetonka lakefront property than any other city of its size. Tonka Bay is located between the upper and lower bodies of Lake Minnetonka.
Resident of Tonka Bay
In 1883 Peter Gideon staked out 160 acres in this area of a bay called Gideon’s bay. He scucessfully produced his first apples “The Wealthy” . The first great hotel on Lake Minnetonka, the Lake Park Hotel was built in 1879, and was strategically located along a railroad route to bring guests from Minneapolis. The Village was, and continues to boast a wide variety of neighborhoods of different real estate value. Many large estates were already established by the 1900, must notably Clay Cliffe, an estate of about 28 acres. A connection between the upper and lower lakes was cut and dredged on the northern boundary of Tonka bay , and the first bridge was built in 1911.
Clay Cliffe is a gated community located in Tonka Bay
The city gradually replaced its tourism with a more stable population. The first school was built in 1909. In the early 20′s there were about 31 households in the town. Today, there are about 651 homes and a population of about 1500.
Homes in Tonka Bay Minnesota
Tonka Bay Minnesota is the place to be if you want prime Lake Minnetonka Lakeshore real estate. But the turnover for lake home properties is low, so if you find something, you can’t dawdle. Call me at 612-296-0007 and I may be able to tell you about some prime lakefront that becomes available before too many people find out about it. At the time of this publication, there were only seven Tonka Bay lake homes available, which is pretty typical. The average asking price was $2,062,857, according to Northstar MLS Regional statistics. Call me for updates and e-mail alerts for new MLS listings.
If you are looking for an upscale Ron Clark townhome, you will see all of them that are currently available by using the Tonka Bay home search link Use the lake home finder nav button to find a few hundred feet of Lake Minnetonka lakeshore, deeded access, a shake and stone two story on the lake, a Tonka Bay MN real estate listing with nice lake views, or just a view of Lake Minnetonka with easy access to Marinas, you will want to bookmark this site.
4901 Manitou Road
Tonka Bay MN 55331
Here are a few gratuitous photos of a well landscaped Tonka Bay home owned by two famous IBR agents, Ron and Loretta Holscher:
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