7.8 out of 10

St. Louis Park

Ranked 8th best city in Minnesota
44.9500946996494 -93.3676839230202
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5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"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
http://doylerealestateteam.com/communities/saint-louis-park/
4/5
2yrs+

"St. Louis Park Real Estate"

St. Louis Park

In the first ring of suburbs in southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park is an extremely popular suburb because of its close proximity to many of the attractive features of Minneapolis. Minutes from the Chain of Lakes, the uptown business district, as well as downtown Minneapolis, St. Louis Park has become one of the top locations for those looking to stay active in the city, while enjoying the advantages living in a suburb has to offer. If you are in the market for a new home, whether you are single or have a family, it is an excellent time to check out the wonderful real estate market St. Louis Park has to offer.

The arts and theater scene that is so abundant within the Twin Cities certainly does not stop at its city limits; in fact, St. Louis Park takes pride in its wide support and celebration of the arts. A wealth of independent theater can be found here, and the city is taking steps to ensure the growth and development of artistic ventures. For the third year in a row, St. Louis Park is offering funding towards community-based artists in an effort to continue the tradition of music, dance, film, visual arts and theater that are so vital to the personality of the city. There is also a great deal in terms of shopping in this community, with an expansive business district stretching between Excelsior Boulevard and Highway 100 that includes many wonderful restaurants, nightclubs, and two shopping centers.

As you can imagine, St. Louis Park offers a great deal of diversity in its demographics. There is a great mix of religious diversity, with roughly equal numbers of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant families. The median income for a household in the city is around $49,000, while the median income for a family is around $63,000. Many families who have employment in Minneapolis choose to live in St. Louis Park because of its convenient location, but because of its immediate location to the uptown area, many young singles and college graduates are finding the suburb to be a highly attractive place to call home. Therefore, there is a wide spread of real estate opportunities to look into; everything from condominiums, to attractive single story homes, to larger multi-story complexes are available and affordable. This truly is a wonderful community which only looks to grow larger in the coming years.

Buying a home, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real-estate investor, is an extremely important decision. It’s important to have all of your options easily accessible so you can make sure you are buying the home that is right for you. For your convenience, we are a fully cooperating member of the Twin Cities real estate community. The multiple listing service, or MLS, allows all member agents to view what is available in the market so you don’t feel compelled to go with an agent you are not comfortable with. So regardless of the company sign in the yard, please feel free to give me a call to arrange an appointment to view a home that you are interested in. Our website contains many helpful tools to get you started on your journey today, including mortgage rate calculators, mortgage rate quotes, and online mortgage applications. If you would like to browse for yourself, check out our Search Online Now! application. This will grant you access to all of the homes currently available through our multiple listing service.

Unranked Neighborhoods in St. Louis Park

Birchwood

4.5/5
"Close to the Lakes but very affordable"
44.952841514967 -93.3515859070167
"Three parks in this small but active neighborhood"
44.9520467337154 -93.3641056094794

Brooklawns

3.5/5
"Convenient location and variety of housing stock"
44.9320378134423 -93.3619929537178

Brookside

4/5
"Quiet and small, beautiful and scenic"
44.9256757280702 -93.3533197764534

Browndale

4.5/5
"Sought after location, nice blend of homes"
44.9258648692344 -93.3448924828722

Cedar Manor

4.5/5
"St Louis Park Cedar Manor Area....more than meets the eye!"
44.9552460499665 -93.3921710386816

Fern Hills

3.5/5
"Convenient & Quiet-Everything you could ask for!"
44.9521911844124 -93.338996276936

Lenox

4.5/5
"Quiet, tree-lined streets"
44.9443373957275 -93.3651347081937

Sorensen

4.5/5
"Quiet, family-friendly neighborhood close to regional bike trail, highways, easy access to lakes"
44.9437788640329 -93.3539074813262

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