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St. Louis Park is in Hennepin County, Minnesota and is conveniently located next to Minneapolis which means you're only minutes away from some of the Twin Cities' most attractive amenities. Residents of St. Louis Park enjoy a multitude of different social and recreational activities to participate in, along with diverse religious, economic, and education systems. The options are endless in the Park.
St. Louis Park is an established community of 10.8 square miles with more than 45,000 residents.
The 1860s village that became St. Louis Park was originally known as Elmwood, which today is a neighborhood inside the city. In August 1886, 31 people signed a petition asking county commissioners to incorporate the Village of St. Louis Park. The petition was officially registered on November 19, 1886.
The name "St. Louis Park" was derived from the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway that ran through the area.
Residential development was closely followed by commercial developers anxious to bring goods and services to these new households. In 1954, voters approved a home rule charter that gave St. Louis Park the status of a city.
St. Louis Park has a variety of job opportunities, allowing for close and comfortable travel to and from work, a healthy mix of new and traditional housing, and a nationally renowned school district - where every school has been named a National School of Excellence.
Today, most of the City is developed, and St. Louis Park actively encourages quality redevelopment and is a recognized leader in redevelopment aimed at creating livable communities, areas that are less reliant on cars and offer a mix of housing, shopping, entertainment and jobs within a short distance of one another.
In the late 1940s, a group of 11 former army doctors opened the St. Louis Park Medical Center in a small building on Excelsior Boulevard. The medical center merged with Methodist Hospital and, today, is Park Nicollet Health Systems. Park Nicollet Health Systems is the second largest medical clinic in Minnesota (after Rochester's Mayo Clinic).
The St. Louis Park School District, Independent School District 283, is home to seven public schools serving about 4,200 students in grades K–12 students. St. Louis Park is the only school district in Minnesota in which every public school has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
In addition to the excellent public schools, there are a variety of private schools located throughout St. Louis Park.
• Bais Yaakov High School (grades 9-12)
• Benilde-St. Margaret's School (grades 7–12)
• The French Academy of Minnesota (preschool-5)
• Groves Academy (preschool-12)
• Holy Family Academy (K-6)
• Metropolitan Open School (K-8)
• Minneapolis Jewish Day School (K-6)
• Talmud Torah of Minneapolis (1-12)
• Timothy Lutheran School (K-8)
• Torah Academy of Minneapolis (preschool-8)
• The Whole Learning School (1-12)
Parks and Recreation:
St. Louis Park boasts many neighborhood parks and 24 miles of trails throughout the City and a regional bike trail linking it to downtown Minneapolis.
The City offers a wide variety of parks and recreation programming to people of all ages including adult athletic leagues, youth programs, and seasonal activities.