St. Louis Park: Next Door to Downtown

Immediately west of Minneapolis, St. Louis Park is the ideal suburb for both young professionals and families. The vibrant Uptown neighborhood and downtown business district are short drives away, providing endless opportunities for work and fun. St. Louis Park also has an excellent school district with award-winning schools and is always expanding, improving and creating new businesses.

Home Styles in St. Louis Park, MN

Updated single-family, ranch-style homes are available in the St. Louis Park area for $250,000–$450,000. Many of these homes are between 1,750–2,250 square feet and have three or more bedrooms and one bath. They typically include detached garages and finished basements, which can be utilized as extra bedrooms or bar areas for entertaining guests.

Newer-construction homes are found in several St. Louis Park neighborhoods for $700,000 or more. Typically with five bedrooms and four baths, these homes provide much more space for growing families.

You can also find unique, stunning homes just west of the Cedar Lake area of Uptown Minneapolis and plenty of condo and townhome options.

Things to Do in St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park offers activities and entertainment for every age, year round. During the cold season, Birchwood Park, Browndale Park and Nelson Park become winter wonderlands for ice skating and sledding. Have outdoor fun for hours and defrost in the nearby warming houses. If it’s too cold outside, St. Louis Recreation Center has public indoor ice skating rinks.

Summer family fun is found at the Aquatic Park. Slide down one of the many four-stories-high water slides, jump off the high dive, soak up the sun and let the kids run through the many water sprinklers and geysers. Toddlers will love the whale slide and water obstacle course.

Walking and biking are popular activities in St. Louis Park. Cedar Lake Trail is one of three trails that connects to Minneapolis, so you can explore the big city — or, enjoy 160 acres of marsh, woods and prairie at Westwood Hills Nature Center. Take the family to see the deer, turtles, fox, mink and owls.

The outdoor Veterans Memorial Amphitheater hosts concerts during the summer and occasionally open mic events, perfect for date nights.

The Shops at West End offers a shopping, dining and entertainment experience like no other, with heated indoor parking and locally owned boutiques. The ShowPlace ICON Theater is an entirely new movie-going experience, where you can relax with a drink and a bite before, after or even during the movie. Sing karaoke, play arcade games and bowl with friends any day of the week at Punch Bowl Social.

Local Flavor

Located in The Shops at West End, Yard House offers a variety of food options, from burgers to tacos. Sip house wines and margaritas for $3 off during their late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.

McCoy’s Public House on Excelsior and Grand has happy hour drink specials every day of the week and all day on Sundays. Enjoy discounted craft beers, wines and cocktails, as well as some appetizers and pizzas. Their mac and cheese, Reuben, and fish and chips dishes are especially delicious.