Mahtomedi Community Profile: On the lake, close to town, good schools

mahtomediMahtomedi is a small suburb of St Paul – midway between St Paul and Stillwater. In area, Mahtomedi is about 3.5 square miles of land and 2.25 square miles of water.  The lake is a feature many residents enjoy fully.

Mahtomedi is home to its own school district, which services Dellwood, Grant, Hugo, Mahtomedi, Pine Springs, Willernie, and parts of Lake Elmo, Oakdale, Stillwater, and White Bear Lake. There is also a Catholic school. Century College, one of the largest communities college in the MNSCU system, is located in and around Mahtomedi.

Here are some quick facts on Mahtomedi:

  • Average house price: $292,3000
  • Average rent: $889/month
  • Homeownership rate: 88 percent
  • Average household income: $94,300
  • Average wages: $44,600
  • Average travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

Historically Mahtomedi was a summer retreat for a variety of users.  The City was founded as a Chautauqua community around 1900, when visitors would come to the east shore of White Bear Lake for recreation, lectures, music and a time of reflection.  Later Wildwood Amusement Park was built by the streetcar company to give Twin Cities residents a reason to ride to the end of the line.  At about the same time, summer homes and cottages began to be built as Mahtomedi became a resort and vacation destination.

The Chautauqua and amusement park are gone but there are still trails, the Lake, a town center with shops and restaurants that are great amenities all year round.

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