Minnetrista Real Estate
Minnestrista, MN Homes for Sale
Did you know that Minnetrista means a ‘gathering place by the water”? How much do you know about the influential family responsible for the Ball jars, Ball State University, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, and Minnetrista? Minnetrista is part of the legacy of the Ball family.
Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F. C. Ball home that once stood at the location of our Center Building. Our name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops, and exhibits, creating a gathering place for all.
Minnetrista: A Ball Family Legacy
In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brothers Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars.
The Ball family purchased most of the land along the north bank of White River between Wheeling and Granville pikes in 1893. The name chosen by the family for the property was taken from a Sioux word, “mna” (pronounced mini) which means “water,” and combined with the English word, “tryst,” to form “Minnetrista,” or, “a gathering place by the water.”
Minnetrista has always been a gathering place. From Native Americans to settlers to families, past and present, this is a place of community – for socializing, learning, reflection, entertainment and recreation. Minnetrista is a hospitable place where families and groups can experience the rich heritage of the region by connecting with people, places and events through authentic activities and exhibits.
The name Minnetrista is said to owe its origin to the Dakota language, in which minne means “water” and trista means “crooked.” Located about 24 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, it as about 7500 residents in the 55364 zip code and has a more rural feel. Minnetrista borders Halstead Bay on Lake Minnetonka, in addition to Whaletail Lake, and Saunders Lake. Launch your boat, walk the trails, swim, play, snowmobile at the Lake Minnetonka Regional Park off Hwy 44. Enjoy the feel of the country or living on the lake in Minnetrista.
Homes for sale in Minnetrista MN average about $475,000. Saunders Lake, Woodland Cove, Farmhill, and Dutch Lake Knoll are newer developments for the area with all types and price ranges of homes. If you want a locally owned Realtor near you, all our real estate agents at Excelsior Realty are local and experts on homes in Minnetrista whether buying or selling!