About Orono, MN

Sometimes called The Lakeside City—and for good reason—Orono is just west of Minneapolis on the northern shore of Lake Minnetonka. Community residents, many who settle in this hidden gem for 15+ years, cite the open spaces, small town feel, and excellent city services as the biggest reasons they love luxury living in Orono, MN. The community also offers ample restaurant options, a country club, craft breweries, and an award-winning school district.

Orono at a Glance

Founded
in 1889

16 square miles
of land

8 square miles
of lakes

Orono’s Philosophy

The residents of Orono have established a city philosophy that encompasses their shared values and goals. The shared trails, open spaces, and lakes of Orono are an integral part of what makes the community special, and taking care of these spaces and the lifestyle they afford is an ongoing commitment. The four tenets of the philosophy are to protect and preserve:

  • Lake Minnetonka’s water quality and recreational assets
  • The natural resources and open spaces, both land and water
  • The community’s unique urban and rural land use and lifestyle
  • The distinct local character and identity of the community