Cable Commissioner: Karen Gochberg
Alternate: Newton Smith
Mahtomedi is located in Washington County, on the east shore of White Bear Lake. Residents appreciate the community's small town charm, lakeside flavor, and close proximity to the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Our city covers four square miles and is home to 8,039 residents and a small, but growing, business community. In addition, the Mahtomedi School District and other area colleges offer excellence in education. We invite you to visit Mahtomedi, a wonderful small town with several beautiful parks for our residents and visitors to enjoy.
Visitors to Mahtomedi will find a community that appreciates its past. Mahtomedi has been a summer retreat for a variety of users. The City was founded as a Chautauqua community around 1900, when visitors would come to the east shore of White Bear Lake for recreation, lectures, music and a time of reflection. Later Wildwood Amusement Park was built by the streetcar company to give Twin Cities residents a reason to ride to the end of the line. At about the same time, summer homes and cottages began to be built as Mahtomedi became a resort and vacation destination. The area was so popular that even Ma Barker and her gang spent time here when they were in town.
Today, Mahtomedi is a community still focused on its single greatest recreational amenity, White Bear Lake. You can enjoy our many parks and trails, some of which retrace the streetcar line. You can also visit our wonderful restaurants and, if you listen very carefully, you might even hear a streetcar going by.