Medina was originally part of the "Big Woods" which was a heavily wooded area of forest broken by only by the many nearby bodies of water. As you can imagine, this town is now a stunning representation of what a developed town looks like when perfect complimented by scenic nature views. The town receives its name from an Arabian holy city. As this area has become more developed, it has blossomed into a beautiful area neighboring other beautiful towns. This town is home to several strip malls, Target, Medina Ballroom, Aldi and many small businesses and neighbors Plymouth, Corcoran, Loretto, Maple Plain, Oronoa and Wayzata.