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Orono is a small city in Hennepin County, a rural community located near Lake Minnetonka and home to several acres of forests, rolling hills and farmland. Since the city is located near the shores of Lake Minnetonka, many residents choose to call this city home to enjoy easy access to the waterfront and wealth of outdoor activities available year round. Many Orono homes and real estate properties are located right on the water, overlooking Stubbs Bay, Maxwell Bay and French Lake near Lake Minnetonka.

The Orono Township was created in 1889 and incorporated in 1955. It is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Minneapolis, and easily accessible from Highway 12 which connects to Interstate 494 and Interstate 394. It is located a short drive north of the Lake Minnetonka resort area, a popular destination for vacationers and Minnesotans who want to spend their days boating, cruising around the lake, fishing, or enjoying a day of wildlife viewing on the shores.

Another benefit of living in Orono is the wealth of parks scattered throughout the area. Historic parks include Luce Line, Lurton Park, the Wolsfeld Woods and Wood Rill. All of these destinations provide peace and tranquility from the buzz of nearby cities, and are perfect venues for picnicking, trail walking, nature hikes and relaxing under the sun.

The Pioneer Museum in Orono houses a large collection of photographs, artifacts and paintings that tell the story of the Western Hennepin County pioneers. The museum and research center features dozens of beautiful exhibits about the Northern Lake Minnetonka region, and is a popular venue for visitors and residents alike.

Orono is one of the historic cities around the Lake Minnetonka region, and you’ll find a number of historic homes, businesses and city sites that date back to the early 19th century still in existence today. Many Orono homes, apartments and real estate properties have been renovated or replaced over the years, and are within walking distance or a short drive from historic businesses and sites including the first store of the Crystal Bay Trading Post, the Maxwell Store and Downtown Navarre.

Since the city of Orono is less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, residents can enjoy easy access to city attractions and places of employment. Interstate 394 is the easiest route to downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities, and connects to Highway 12 which runs north of the downtown Orono area.

Whether you’re looking for a waterfront property near Lake Minnetonka or a cozy cottage in the woodlands, you’ll find several attractive Orono real estate properties to meet your needs. Use the Orono MN MLS listing search tool above to find the latest listings and find the perfect home or second home for your budget and tastes.

The Orono real estate search tool above can help you find the best house, townhome, condo or apartment that meets your needs and budget, and will also connect you with an experienced Orono real estate agent. From waterfront properties to attractive real estate properties nestled in the woods, Orono offers something for all types of residents.

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