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Interestingly enough, Saint Louis Park is also the hometown of U.S. Senator Al Franken, writers Stacy Harris and Pete Hautman, in addition to the Coen brothers, two filmmakers known for hits such as No Country for Old Men and Fargo. If you are looking for homes in St. Louis Park, MN, view our St. Louis Park real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $237,000
St. Louis Park
The city of St. Louis Park offers so much more to residents than just green space. The Rec Center offers a two-rink indoor ice arena, gymnasium, and Aquatic Park, as well as multiple rooms for recreational programming and other fun activities. There are nine parks in the city, and the Westwood Hills Nature Center – a 160-acre natural preserve, provides great walking, hiking, and animal watching opportunities.
St. Louis Park offers residents countless shopping options. The city has several high-end shopping areas like The West End, and high-end outlet mall Opitz Outlet. St. Louis Park also features several other malls like Knollwood Mall and Miracle Mile Shopping Center, as well as a plethora of other boutique retailers.
The dining options in St. Louis Park range from classic cuisine to out of this world experiences. There’s the spectacular Irish comfort food from Cooper Irish Pub; the fusion of American classics and sushi at Crave; a plethora of gluten free and vegan options at Mill Valley Kitchen; out of this world favorites at the seasonal Galaxy Drive In; and much more.
St. Louis Park is proud to be a GreenStep City, which means that it is committed to improving sustainability and quality-of-life. The city has implemented, or is in the process of implementing the best practices necessary to qualify for this classification, including developing green purchasing guidelines, and reducing waste and increasing recycling at multi-family buildings, among others.
Independent School District 283, St. Louis Park Public Schools, is the primary school district serving the city. ISD 283 is the only district in Minnesota in which every public school has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. St. Louis Park is also home to four private schools: Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Groves Academy, Torah Academy of Minneapolis, and Minneapolis Jewish Day School.
Metro Transit and Metro Mobility serve as the public transit system in St. Louis Park. Metro Transit offers express bus routes to Minneapolis, as well as Park and Ride lots, while Metro Mobility and dial-a-ride services for seniors or those with disabilities or health conditions inhibiting their use of the regular fixed-route buses.
St. Louis Park is served locally by a City Council. The council consists of the Mayor and six city council members. Two of the council members are elected at-large, while the four wards of the city elect the remaining members.
The village of St. Louis Park was incorporated in 1886, named after the Minneapolis-St. Louis Railway, with the addition of “Park” to avoid any potential confusion with the city of St. Louis, Missouri. As nearby Minneapolis was developed into an industrial powerhouse, the company responsible – Minneapolis Land and Investment Company – was developed as well.
The city experienced explosive growth after World War II. Before the war, St. Louis Park had fewer than 8,000 residents, by 1955 that number was closer to 38,000. With the population boom came residential and commercial development, including Minnesota’s first shopping center Lilac Way. In 1954 the village voted to achieve city status and has since expanded into the great suburban city that is it today.