Our Community

Our Communities: Deephaven and Shorewood

As part of the Minnetonka School District, Deephaven Elementary School serves Deephaven and Shorewood. These well-established, residential communities provide a range of single-family housing options and a home-town feel that is unique in the Twin Cities area.

Nestled near the shores of Lake Minnetonka, our communities have a relaxed and personalized atmosphere. Families who chose to live in our community place a high value on family, education, and community. Parents are very involved in their children's lives, making getting to know other families easy.

  • Quality of Life and Commitment to Families and Youth
  • High-quality schools attract families to the area.
  • Small definable neighborhoods, public celebrations, shared activities, the arts and community involvement increase residents’ sense of belonging.
  • People stay in the area, providing consistency and familiarity that help children thrive.
  • Convenient shopping areas, sporting events and cultural opportunities in the Twin Cities metro area.


  • Population: 3,642
  • Area: 2.34 square miles.
  • History: A rich boating history includes the organizing of The Minnetonka Yacht Club in 1882.
  • Outdoor Recreation: Many beautiful neighborhood parks and public trails. Six public beaches. Boating culture includes the Minnetonka Yacht Club and Carson’s Bay Bridge Landing (boat launch).
  • Community Center: Southshore Senior/Community Center.
  • Community Events: Deephaven Days includes swimming, biking and running activities as well as a community picnic.
  • School District: Served entirely by the Minnetonka School District #276.


  • Population: 7,307
  • Area: 5.31 square miles, 3,600 acres. Includes three islands: Enchanted, Shady and Spray.
  • History: Settlers from New York founded the town of Shorewood in 1853. It was organized as a village from Excelsior Township in 1956, and it became a city in 1974.
  • Outdoor Recreation: Six beautiful parks; a trail for biking, hiking, walking and running; four ice skating rinks; a skate park and a beach.
  • Community Centers: Southshore Center (senior and community center).
  • Community Events: Artic Fever, Music in the Park, Spring Clean-Up, Holiday Food and Toys Campaign.
  • Business Community: primarily residential with several businesses scattered throughout the community.
  • School District: Served entirely by the Minnetonka School District #276.