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St Louis Park
Less than ten minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, St. Louis Park is a great place to find the benefits of living in the Twin Cities, with the convenience and pace of a suburban lifestyle. Whether you are a young professional, starting a family, or a retiree, there is something for everyone in this charming suburb. View St. Louis Park Homes For Sale.
You’ll find a wide array of options to cater to your needs throughout St. Louis Park. Spacious condos and single-family homes are plentiful, and many apartment complexes, from basic to luxurious, have been built in the past couple of years. And given it is just outside of city lines, housing tends to be more affordable than adjacent communities.
With its close proximity to nearby suburbs featuring major employers, and excellent public transportation options into Minneapolis, it is an ideal locale for commuters.
The St. Louis Park School District 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. There are also numerous private school options, including Groves Academy, the only independent school in Minnesota for students with learning disabilities or attention disorders.
St. Louis Park Homes and Condos
St. Louis Park offers a great variety of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and apartments. Newer, more opulent homes are connected closer to the lakes and in the southern part of the city in neighborhoods like Lake Forest, Meadowbrook and Brookside. Common features include soaring ceilings, picture windows, oversized gourmet kitchens and media rooms.
A local building boom in the 1940s/50s produced many of the more modest single-family homes that exist within the city today. Expect to find charming homes, beautifully remodelled with more modern, high-end finishes like crown moldings, granite countertops and custom cabinetry, located on lots with sizeable yards. Bungalows are common, with basement entertainment areas perfect for families.
Newer apartment and condo developments feature spacious multi-bedroom/office floor plans, with generously sized kitchens with premium touches like gas stoves, located in neighborhoods near shopping and entertainment.
Of the 35 neighborhoods in the city, many have associations, and neighborhood watches, making it a very safe, tight knit community. No matter your stage in life, St. Louis Park may be just what you are looking for.
St. Louis Park Amenities
St. Louis Park offers a diverse number of fun and diverse options for dining, entertainment and leisure activities for residents of all ages.
Residents enjoy lots of convenient local shopping options, with everything from local stores to chains like Costco and Trader Joe’s. St. Louis Park shopping malls include Excelsior and Grand, The Shoppes at Knollwood, and The Shops at West End, which offers a full shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a unique open-air shopping complex with heated indoor parking.
St. Louis Park has a mix of great local eateries and bars, larger chains, and fine dining options. Top-rated restaurants include Mill Valley Kitchen, Good Day Cafe, Rojo’s Mexican Grill, and Yum Kitchen + Bakery. It also has a burgeoning craft beer and spirits scene. Be sure to check out the award-winning Steel-Toe Brewery, family-friendly Under Pressure Brewing, or the Copperwing Distillery, among others.
There is no shortage of sports and recreation opportunities to be found in St. Louis Park. Explore the 52 different parks, including Twin Lakes and Aquila Parks, and discover a variety of walking and hiking trails, and bike paths. The Westwood Hills Nature Centre is a popular area wilderness destination.
There are also numerous indoor/outdoor community and recreation centres, ice rinks, and a water park. On any given night, you will see residents of all ages playing baseball, flag football or soccer in local leagues, or skating and ice hockey in the winter.
St. Louis Park has excellent bike accessibility, with bike lanes on major routes throughout the city. Bike trails also link St. Louis Park to downtown Minneapolis, the Uptown area, Hopkins and Chaska.
And, of course, with its close proximity to the city, you are never more than a half hour away from major Twin Cities amenities and attractions, like the Minneapolis St-Paul International Airport, Target Field, and the Mall of America, among so much more.