Waconia is a growing, prosperous community located in Carver County just 30 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area (see map below). With a population of nearly 12,500, the city combines small town warmth and cosmopolitan sophistication. We are proud of our strong school district, exceptional healthcare facilities and established industrial parks.
Waconia has a rich history and a population dedicated to preserving it. The city of Waconia borders the southern shores of Lake Waconia, adding a unique natural beauty and appeal also found in our parks and surrounding agricultural spaces. All these amenities combine to make Waconia a great place to live, work and play.
From our early childhood programs to our outstanding local schools, community education programs and a four year college, there is opportunity for everyone. See the list of area schools and programs.
Waconia is a great place to work. A wide range of employment opportunities are available.
Lakeside tranquility, small town charm, a multitude of trails and parks offer relaxing outlets for times when you want to kick back. If you enjoy playing hard and adventuring with friends, Waconia has all types of lake recreation, outdoor competiitions, events and opportunities.