Mendota Heights

Rich In History

Mendota Heights

In the Dakota language, Mendota means "Meeting of the Waters," which is an appropriate name for Mendota Heights. Perched at the convergence of the Minnesota & Mississippi rivers, Mendota Heights offers many green spaces and recreation trails for the outdoor enthusiast. An up and coming suburb of the Twin Cities, Mendota Heights offers a quality of life that cannot be beat.


  • Abolitionist hero Dred Scott lived and worked as a slave at Fort Snelling. His residency in Mendota Heights was a key part in his historic Supreme Court case win.
  • Minnesota's oldest church, The Church of St. Peter, was built in Mendota Heights in 1840.
  • Northland Insurance Company is the city's largest employer.
  • The city is named after the Dakota Native American word 'mdo-te' which means the meeting of waters.
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Reserve at Mendota Village

720 South Plaza Way
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: 651.493.6647



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