St. Louis Park Real Estate
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Welcome to St. Louis Park
For those Minneapolis home buyers who want to live conveniently close to the city while enjoying a pleasant escape from the crowds, St. Louis Park may be perfect for you! Located in Hennepin County just to the west of Minneapolis, St. Louis Park is bordered by Golden Valley to the North, Minnetonka to the West, and Edina to the South.
With a population of only 45,000, St. Louis Park is large enough to offer in-town conveniences and amenities, but main thoroughfares, including I-394, State Route 7, State Route 100, and Excelsior Boulevard make downtown Minneapolis and the trendy Uptown neighborhood just a short drive away.
St. Louis Park History
Originally known as Elmwood, St. Louis Park became it’s own incorporated city and changed it’s name in 1886 after the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway that ran through the area. Once it became incorporated, industry developed rapidly through the late 1800s, and plateaued for several decades.
However, St. Louis Park experienced two massive times of growth. The first between 1920 to 1930 when the population went from just over 2,000 to almost 5,000 residents, but the Depression caused the building boom to stop rapidly.
After World War II, St. Louis experienced another boom, and between 1940 to 1955, the population soared from 7,700 to around 40,000 people. At one point, it was estimated that seven people a day were moving to St. Louis Park. During this time, 66 subdivisions were developed to allow for around 3,000 homes.
Today, the evidence of these two periods of growth shows in the architecture. Neighborhoods that developed during the 1920s feature lovely arts and crafts styling or tudor architecture, while the population growth of the 1940s and 1950s led to a prevalence of mid-century modern homes throughout many neighborhoods in the town.
Making St. Louis Park Your Home
Home buyers looking for a quiet, lovely town that offers excellent amenities will enjoy living in St. Louis Park. Nature lovers will enjoy the Westwood Hills Nature Center, Wirth Lake, and the close proximity to Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet, and Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Minikahda Club, Meadowbrook Golf Course, and Minneapolis Golf Club.
Shopping and dining is found throughout St. Louis Park. Excelsior and Grand is an upscale, vibrant area that has a Trader Joe’s, Fresh Thyme, and local shops. The Shops at West End are perfect for a day out, featuring salons, spas, locally owned boutiques, and an updated theater!
If you’re looking for art, culture, and maybe even some nightlife, the trendy Uptown district in Minneapolis is located just on the other side of the lakes!
St. Louis Park Schools
If you are interested in the nearby schools, you’ll be pleased to find that there are several high performing public schools in and around the St. Louis Park area, including:
- Peter Hobart Elementary School
- Aquila Elementary School
- Susan Lindgren Elementary School
- Park Spanish Immersion School
- St. Louis Park Junior High School
- St. Louis Park Senior High School
If you prefer to send your children to private school, there are also several award winning private schools near the St. Louis Park area, including:
- The Blake School
- Breck School
- Holy Family Academy
- Metropolitan Open School
- Bais Yaakov High School
- Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
- Groves Academy
- Torah Academy of Minneapolis
- And more!
Contact Our St. Louis Park Real Estate Experts
If you’re ready to buy a home and would like to learn more about homes in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, we’re here to help! We’ve worked with home buyers and sellers in and around Minneapolis since 1992, and are happy to provide you with additional information or show you available homes. Simply call us at 952-927-4144 or fill out our contact form to learn more!