Wayzata is located just 11 miles west of Minneapolis. Founded over 150 years ago, located at the northeast tip of Lake Minnetonka, the city is wrapped around the popular Wayzata bay. Wayzata is not a very large city, with only a population of about 4,000 residents, but the city includes many small lakeshore communities. Downtown Wayzata features a retail center filled with specialty shops as well as a few chain restaurants; the Original Pancake House and Sunsets to name a few. The homeowners of Wayzata have a great deal of pride in their lakeside village and small community.