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St. Louis Park

Ranked 8th best city in Minnesota
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"A great place to raise a family"

Located immediately west of Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Minnesota is a desirable Twin Cities suburb within Hennepin County. St. Louis Park is a first-ring suburb, which means its location is closest to the Twin Cities, when compared to farther reaching suburbs elsewhere in Hennepin County. Cities close to St. Louis Park include Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Hopkins, to name a few. Because of its desirable, commutable location and idyllic housing options, St. Louis Park is home to roughly 45,000 Minnesotans.

Originally known as Elmwood, St. Louis Park became a top housing option for those seeking ideal proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Today, its one of the most enviable places to buy a home in the Twin Cities metro area, with a diversity in real estate options that range from affordable charm to next level upgrade properties. The city got it names from the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway system that coasted through the area in late 1800s. Eventually, in 1892, a lumber baron by the name of Thomas Barlow Walker and group of other wealthy Minneapolis industrial leaders incorporated the land to develop the Twin Cities further. Since the 50s, St. Louis Parks population has boomed, leading to healthy, lively growth in this vibrant Minneapolis suburb.

For those interested in buying a home nearby to Minneapolis, but are looking for a little extra space and a more suburban feel, St. Louis Park is among the top choices for house-hunters in Hennepin County. The city totals 10.86 square miles and is nestled close to major Minnesota and Minneapolis area thoroughfares like Interstate 394, U.S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highways 7 and 100. The St. Louis Park School District, Independent School District 283, hosts seven public schools, which in turn serve approximately 4,200 students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. For families looking for good school districts near Minneapolis in which to buy a home, St. Louis Park is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, as declared by the U.S. Department of Education. The St. Louis Park School District is the only school district in the state of Minnesota to earn this designation.

Some of the local elementary, middle, and high school in St. Louis Park include Groves Academy, Torah Academy of Minneapolis, Park Spanish Immersion School, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, and many more. There are also a variety of continuing education programs in St. Louis Park, for adults and seniors to take advantage of all of this top Minneapolis suburbs offerings. Recreationally, there are countless outdoor, athletic, and cultural opportunities for residents of all ages to take advantage of. Of course, Minneapolis is immediately adjacent, providing ideal access to the Twin Cities world class amenities.

Of note to film buffs, St. Louis Park is the birthplace and childhood home of famed movie auteurs Joel and Ethan Cohen, whose films you might recognize and include No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, and Fargo, amongst others. Additionally, St. Louis Park is also home to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, which displays a massive collection of antique radio and television equipment.

If you or a loved one are interested in buying a home in a Minneapolis suburb, enlist the expertise of a top reviewed Twin Cities real estate agent with practical knowledge and experience in St. Louis Park and the variety of Minneapolis suburbs nearby. Whether youre in search of an affordable house in the Minneapolis suburbs, or are interested in other real estate opportunities in the Twin Cities area, contact the Doyle Real Estate team today to begin your house hunt! Find us at www.doylerealestateteam.com

Unranked Neighborhoods in St. Louis Park


"Close to the Lakes but very affordable"
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"Three parks in this small but active neighborhood"
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"Convenient location and variety of housing stock"
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"Quiet and small, beautiful and scenic"
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"Sought after location, nice blend of homes"
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Cedar Manor

"St Louis Park Cedar Manor Area....more than meets the eye!"
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Fern Hills

"Convenient & Quiet-Everything you could ask for!"
44.9521911844124 -93.338996276936


"Quiet, tree-lined streets"
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"Quiet, family-friendly neighborhood close to regional bike trail, highways, easy access to lakes"
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