Mahtomedi Minnesota


Pratt Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Mahtomedi Minnesota and we’re happy that you’re considering living here.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of Mahtomedi, MN

The unique Mahtomedi name came from the Dakota name of the lake- mato, the grey bear and mde, or lake. The small settlement started out in Greenfield Township in 1858. Mahtomedi became a part of the Lincoln Township and was organized out of the western sections. The village of Mahtomedi consisted of mostly summer homes. It was platted in 1883 courtesy of the First Mahtomedi Assembly of he Chautauqua Association. By August of 1931, residents overwhelmingly voted to incorporate into a city. Since then Mahtomedi has successfully annexed other parts of the Lincoln township. By 1972, Mahtomedi and Lincoln officially merged.  Part of the city’s lore was some well-known criminals from the gangster era sought refuge in the city from time to time. Names like John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Bugs Moran were rumored to have spent some time to hide out in the city.

Demographics of Mahtomedi, MN

Statistic Mahtomedi Minnesota National
Population 7,923 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,262 67 91
Median age 44.4 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 66% 58% 55%
Speak English 95% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 2% 4% 13%

Mahtomedi MN, Area Schools

The city has its very own school district, which it shares with Dellwood, Pine Springs, White Bear Lake, Willernie, Hugo, Oakdale and Stillwater.

Some of the schools in the Mahtomedi District include:

  • Wildwood Elementary
  • Oscar Henry Anderson Elementary
  • Mahtomedi Middle School
  • Mahtomedi Senior High School

Places of Worship in Mahtomedi, MN

  • St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
  • Majestic Pines Community Church
  • St. Jude of The Lake Parish

Mahtomedi Businesses

The top employers found in Mahtomedi are in the healthcare and retail industries.

Cost of Living in Mahtomedi, MN

Index Mahtomedi Minnesota National
Cost of living 119 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 152 101 100
Transportation 102 98 100
Utilities 91 87 100

Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Fast Facts:

  • The average age is 18% higher than in the state
  • 94.69% is Caucasian
  • 1.02% is African-American
  • 2.21% is Asian
  • Cost of living is 16% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 19% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 52% higher than the national average

Mahtomedi Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

4 Seasons Restaurant –This old fashioned diner is a must-go-to place in Mahtomedi with its old-fashioned diner feel; customers get to enjoy a good-old fashioned meal.  The restaurant used to be a drive-in back in the day. The owners have called Mahtomedi home for thirty years and a lot has changed since its early days.  If you are looking for some comfort food, grab some at the 4 Seasons.

Dugout Bar – looking for a place to relax and have some drinks with your friends? The Dugout bar is the place to be. They offer great food, live music and all you could ever wish for in a neighborhood bar.

Betty’s Pies and Eatery – In here you can choose a made from scratch meal. Their menu includes burgers, sandwiches, and salads and let’s not forget their famous pies freshly made and waiting for you.

Fun Things to Do in Mahtomedi Minnesota

Mahtomedi Garden Club – for aspiring gardeners and people interested in plants can visit the Mahtomedi Garden Club. The mission of the club is to support gardening for all ages as well as to provide education in schools regarding conservation and horticulture.

Wildwood Artist Series – If you are looking for some friendly family entertainment offered by acts from different part of the globe, take a step inside the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center and look for the Wildwood Artist Series. Since 1990, the venue has hosted a lot of acts including the Vienna Boys Choir and even Celtic singer, Katie McMahon.

Katherine Abbott Park – You have not been to Mahtomedi unless you have seen Katherine Abbott Park, which sits on 76 acres of beautiful trails, tall pines and some lovely ponds. You can enjoy skiing, horseback riding, bird watching or just spend a quiet day eating al fresco with friends and family.

Mahtomedi Minnesota truly is a great place to live.  If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Mahtomedi, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.