The best of small-town living.

Welcome to Waconia

Located in Carver County, Waconia has been referred to as one of the most promising up-and-coming communities in recent years. This city is home to the second largest lake in the metro area, offering residents close and convenient access to the great outdoors. There’s plenty to do for the nearly 12,000 residents living here. On any given Saturday, you can stop by the public beach for a swim, check out one of the many local breweries and vineyards, or do some boutique shopping downtown. 

Waconia was first incorporated as a village in 1880. Lake Waconia’s development in the following years made it a popular tourist destination. Since its humble origins, this Minnesotan town has become a vibrant and charming place to call home.​​​​​​​

Potential buyers can choose from a variety of available home styles, ranging from Modern to Craftsman Bungalow. Regardless of which architectural style you prefer, the Hancock Group is here to help find the perfect home for your family. We know Waconia neighborhoods and housing like the backs of our hands. ​​​​​​​

What to Love

  • A family-friendly environment 
  • Recreational activities on Lake Waconia
  • Upscale dining at Lola’s Lakehouse

People and Lifestyle 

Waconia can best be described as laid-back, friendly, and bustling. Residents enjoy the best of small-town living, with plenty of exciting opportunities and activities to enjoy.

The city was recently voted the number one city for families with young children due to its award-winning schools, variety of housing, and local amenities. Although Lake Waconia appeals to residents from all walks of life, the majority of those who reside here are young families. 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment ​​​​​​​

When it comes to options for dining, shopping, or entertainment, there’s plenty to enjoy here. Start your morning off with a cup of coffee or latte from Mocha Monkey. Since it first opened in 2006, Mocha Monkey has specialized in high-quality coffee and friendly customer service. For a casual and enjoyable evening out, head over to Iron Tap. This relaxed brewpub specializes in craft beers and bar bites in an airy, modern environment. If you’re looking to experience an elevated culinary experience, make a reservation at Lola’s Lakehouse. Nestled on the water, this upscale eatery offers a diverse menu including seafood, American chow, and drinks. Start with an appetizer of the truffle brussels sprouts or perhaps the firecracker shrimp. Regardless of which dish you choose, you won’t be disappointed. For a tasty breakfast, head over to Pangea Cafe. Pangea Cafe has a mission to bring people together over locally sourced ingredients and fair trade coffee.

Residents of Waconia can count on Target for their shopping needs. Plus, there are plenty of other specialty retail shops that can be found here. 

Things to Do 

Waconia might be a small town, but living here is far from boring! The people of Lake Waconia can enjoy a variety of activities, no matter their interests. Garage Bar and Bowl promises a memorable evening out with friends. Located in downtown Waconia, this award-winning sports bar offers plenty of exciting activities, including a bowling alley.

Or spend a fun evening out at Emagine Waconia. This cozy theater offers luxury seating, a theater bar for guests 21 and up, and expansive screens, creating an ideal setting for watching the latest movie releases.​​​​​​​

Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to love everything Lake Waconia has in store. Residents and visitors alike flock to Lake Waconia year-round to partake in a plethora of activities: swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, ice fishing, ice skating, and much more.


Waconia is home to several excellent schools. Top educational institutions include: 

  • Bayview Elementary
  • Trinity Lutheran School
  • St. Joseph Catholic STEM School


Our success is largely attributed to strong community knowledge and involvement. We live, work, and play in the cities we serve.Not only do we have extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods you’re interested in, we also have inside information to upcoming listings that are exclusive to our group and our clients.

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