Today the City of Shorewood is 6 miles long and 1 mile wide with 3,600 acres. Shorewood is a city of Hennepin County and State Highway 7 serves as a main route. The City sits on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and somewhat “surrounds” the City of Excelsior. Three islands—Enchanted, Shady and Spray—are included as part of Shorewood. Due to their access, these islands receive postal service, fire protection and educational services from the Mound area. Shorewood remains primarily residential, although there are now several businesses scattered throughout its boundaries. Housing is varied, including homes built at the turn of the century, and homes still being constructed. All shapes, sizes and price ranges can be found in Shorewood, but one thing all homes have in common is the beautiful, natural surroundings–lakes, trees and plenty of open space!