Clay Cliffe Located in Tonka Bay, MN

Clay Cliffe is the first gated community to be developed in the state of Minnesota. Opening in 1976, it now has 18 homes. Homes for sale in Clay Cliffe are set on expansive wooded home sites and offer a peaceful and tranquil setting that comes with being on Lake Minnetonka’s Locke Point. Residents can enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding right outside their door  Very exclusive designation with spectacular homes. Located within the small community of Tonka Bay, Clay Cliffe began as 28 acres of land originally established in 1890. Clay Cliffe is an extraordinary lakeside community of 18 homes, with home sizes that range from 3,820 to 11,193 square feet.  The average price of homes for sale in the Clay Cliffe neighborhood is $1,951,314 and lot sizes in Clay Cliffe range from 0.56 to 2.30 acres.


Clay Cliffe residents enjoy community tennis courts, a private point gazebo, 24 hour security and an on-site caretaker.  Homes in Clay Cliffe have both waterfront and deeded access with private docks on Lake Minnetonka.  Excelsior’s waterfront, Big Island and Lafayette Club are all a 10 minute boat cruise away.  With the upper lake setting, Clay Cliffe residents experience amazing lakeside sunsets.

Families living in Clay Cliffe enjoy the top ranked Minnetonka Public Schools.  Nearby schools include Excelsior Elementary, Minnewashta Elementary, Minnetonka Middle School West and Minnetonka High School.


Information about Lake Minnetonka


Lake Minnetonka is an inland lake located approximately 15 miles west-southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The lake lies within Hennepin County and Carver County and is surrounded by 13 municipalities. At 14,528 acres it is Minnesota's ninth largest lake and is very popular among boaters, sailors, and fishermen. It is one of Minnesota's most affluent residential areas.


Some of the most popular attractions on Lake Minnetonka are restaurants. Al and Alma's Supper Club and Charter Cruises on Cooks Bay was founded in 1956 and is Lake Minnetonka's longest operating restaurant and cruise line and offer cruises for groups or just dinner cruises for the two of you. Lord Fletcher's restaurant in Spring Park has been one of Lake Minnetonka's most popular establishments since opening in 1968. Maynard’s Restaurant, established in Excelsior in 1998, is currently regarded as Minnesota's most popular waterfront restaurant. In more recent years, downtown Excelsior and Wayzata have become popular Twin Cities culinary destinations as many new restaurants continue to appear there. The Old Log Theater, located in Greenwood, first opened in 1940 and is now Minnesota's oldest professional theater organization. Alumni of the theater include actors Nick Nolte and Loni Anderson. Paisley Park, the former home and recording studio of the late musical icon Prince, is located approximately two miles south of Lake Minnetonka in Chanhassen. The complex is now open to the public as a museum.


Lake Minnetonka is also home to several regional parks owned by Three Rivers Park District. The largest and most popular among these are Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista and Noerenberg Gardens in Orono. Three Rivers Park District also maintains two regional bike trails near the lake. Two other large public parks on Lake Minnetonka include Big Island Nature Park and the Excelsior Commons.


Boatingsailing, and fishing are the by far the most popular activities on Lake Minnetonka. Boats of all sizes and horsepower may be legally launched on Lake Minnetonka, but speed and noise restrictions do apply. The lake has four active yacht clubs and an antique and classic boat society.


Other popular activities on Lake Minnetonka include swimmingkayaking, and standup paddle boarding during the summer, and ice fishingsnowmobiling, and ice yachting during the winter.


Lastly, several community festivals are held around the lake each year. Some of the larger events include James J. Hill Days in Wayzata, Apple Day in Excelsior, and the Spirit of the Lakes Festival in Mound.


To see the wonderful homes for sale in Clay Cliff call The Anderson Team at 612-386-8600 or email us. In addition let us know if you would like to be instantly notified of a new listing or would like to know of any homes that are soon to hit the market. We look forward to assisting you find your dream home!


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