Private, tranquil lifestyle in Minnesota’s prestigious, sprawling city.

Welcome to Orono

Private, tranquil lifestyle in Minnesota’s prestigious, sprawling city.
Lying on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Orono is one of Minnesota’s most prized destinations. It’s known for its top-ranking schools, numerous stunning lakes, abundant wildlife, and proximity to downtown Minneapolis.
Orono thrived due to its strategic location and stunning natural setting. This led to tourism growth in the area: businesses, shops, hotels, and restaurants blossomed. Today, residents enjoy easy access to stunningly beautiful wilderness areas, recreation centers, and much more. With its rapidly growing economy, sprawling estates, and majestic homes, Orono is a great place to build your dream home.

What to Love

  • A relaxed atmosphere and plenty of things to do
  • Friendly and warm community
  • Parks and recreation centers
  • Highly-rated schools
  • Affluent neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

Orono is a welcoming, beautiful community with open spaces and rural landscapes, making it the best destination. Living in Orono, residents enjoy a small-town charm with easy access to downtown Minneapolis. People love Orono for its relaxed atmosphere, proximity to affluent suburbs, and variety of recreational activities.
If you’re looking for a great place to live and raise children, Orono’s thriving economy, recognized schools, and excellent access to recreation offer easy living in a stately setting.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Orono offers a fantastic mix of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. On the shores of the West Arm on Lake Minnetonka lies the luxurious Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge. In this dining complex, you’ll enjoy their fantastic steak and other casual meals served in a charming, cozy, and comfortable shoreside setting.
Another must-visit destination on the shores of Lake Minnetonka is the spectacular Lafayette Club. With a private golf course, Spanish-style clubhouse, fine and casual dining, meeting spaces, and hotel rooms, among other amenities, this old private club will ensure your stay in Orono is phenomenal.
You can also enjoy the perfect drinks and exceptional foods offered in a lovely and serene view at the Birch’s on the Lake Brewhouse. This sensational restaurant creates a unique experience just for you, whether you want to grab a bite with your family or have a catered private party or family celebration.
Are you looking for a destination where style meets entertainment? The Red Rooster Bar & Lounge has everything you need. You’ll love the comfort food classics offered in their family-style restaurant and the bar’s daily bingo nights and happy hour. 
The Narrows Saloon on Shoreline Dr. is the town’s best combination of great food and live music. The blackened salmon, wall-eye, and fish ‘n’ chips are among the best entrees at The Narrows, which also serves burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and quesadillas.

Things to Do

With plenty of public parks and recreation areas, Orono brims with activities year-round. If you want to get in on the action, there are plenty of fun things around Orono.
The Big Island Nature Park has a rich history and many recreation opportunities. Formerly a thriving amusement park, Big Island takes your hiking, picnicking, and other recreational activities to the next level.
If you’re looking for a place with varied amenities and luxuries, Lake Minnetonka has something for everyone. From remarkably clean fishing and swimming waters to hiking trails and unique picnic areas, this thrill-filled city lake brings recreation in harmony with nature.
Another popular adventure-filled destination is Casco Point Beach. This stunningly beautiful strip of land offers a spectacular swim and beach area, bike rack, and picnic tables. For a remarkable golf experience, you can try the stunningly beautiful golf course at the Spring Hill Golf Club. This unique club allows you to play for fun or compete in various golf tournaments. You’ll love playing golf in a peaceful and picturesque country setting.


Many top-rated schools in Orono School District serve these beautiful neighborhoods. They include:
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