Living In Waseca
Discover boutiques, wineries, pizza farm, camping, brewery, antiques and history, lakes and bike trails, and local foodie scene!
"Waseca is a smaller town with a lot of school spirit. It's a nice, small community to make a difference in." - Karen Pfarr, Waseca Public Schools
"It's a good place to raise a family. We have great schools and a lot of activities for kids." - Mary Buenzow, City of Waseca
"Waseca is beautiful, people are nice, the people are like family." - Juan Pablo Rivera - El Molino Mexican Restaurant
Community Education brochure has activities for all age groups.
Waseca Community Education brochure
New to the Area? Call for a Free Welcome Packet
The Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce partners with Welcome Services For You. If businesses have questions about Welcome Services For You gift card program contact Kathy or Chuck at 651-923-4916 or 888-923-4916. If you are a newcomer and would like a free welcome packet filled with helpful civic information and gift cards from area businesses contact Kathy or Chuck at 651-923-4916 or 888-923-4916.
Wonderful experiences await…when you Discover Waseca! Family fun! Girlfriend Getaways! Romantic rendezvous! Friendly Waseca businesses welcome you to experience charming shops, trendy boutiques, and quaint coffeehouses. Savor the many tastes of Waseca while dining in restored historic restaurants, retro cafes complete with lake views and patio seating. Waseca offers spectacular option for overnight stays from B&B’s, comfortable suites and rooms, lake shore cabins, and camping. From the top of the waterslide at the Waseca Waterpark, to strolling historic Farmamerica, biking the trails, lakes, browsing the shops, enjoying the art gallery, or hiking in Maplewood Park. Check out the event calendar for more information on festivals, concerts and events in the area.
We have a great quality of life in Waseca, terrific business support, good careers, affordable housing, and a charming environment. Visitors fall in love with Waseca beauty, history and small town charm.
Regionally, Waseca is nestled in between Owatonna, Minnesota and Mankato, Minnesota. Our neighbor to the east, Owatonna, offers shopping at the Medford Outlet Mall and has the second largest tourist attraction in the state – Cabelas – World’s Foremost Outfitter. Our neighbor to the west, Mankato, home of Minnesota State University - Mankato has great sports teams, football, hockey, and more. Our neighbors on the highway 14 corridor also offer outdoor adventure, recreation, shopping, dining, performing arts, and night life. Check out our neighbors at www.visitgreatermankato.com. and www.visitowatonna.org Check out the state's Explore Minnesota tourism website www.exploreminnesota.com/visitors
Waseca is ranked #8 as one of the cheapest yet great places to live in Minnesota. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com states "Waseca offers low crime rates, good schools, many amenities, and a cost of living that's 12.3% less than the MN average."
Waseca is ranked #7 as the safest and most peaceful place to live in Minnesota (Source: Onlyinyourstate)
Waseca is ranked #15 as the best town to raise a family in Minnesota (Source: Niche)
Waseca County is ranked #13 - healthiest counties in Minnesota (Source: County Health Rankings)