7 Perfect Reasons to Buy a Home in St. Louis Park
St. Louis Park
So you have made the decision to buy a home! Now what? One of the very important questions you need to ask yourself is where do I want to live? Perhaps many of you already know. Great! But for those of you who are still undecided, St. Louis Park deserves serious consideration.
St. Louis Park, often referred to as simply “the Park”, is a first-ring suburb just west of Minneapolis. Land mass is 10.64 square miles, water covers a .22 square mile area, population according to the 2010 census is 45,250, median home sale price as of June 2015 is $252,225 and expected to go up 1.1% next year according to Zillow. The City motto is “Experience Life in the Park”. Life in the park is pretty darn good as a matter of fact, and here are 7 reasons why.
1. Location, Location
The Park is a commuters dream if you work in the city. Whether your intent is to explore the uptown or downtown options you are ideally located. With Highway 100 and 169 running north and south and 394 east and west, it has great interconnectedness to the entire Metro.
Comprised of older neighborhoods of pre-war housing, St Louis Park offers a good value for a home when compared to adjacent Golden Valley, Edina or SW Minneapolis neighborhoods like Linden Hills, Armatage, and Fulton. Neighborhoods in the Park, such as Browndale, comprised of tree lined streets and well maintained older homes homes simply ooze charm.
3. Eat, Shop, Play in the Park
Great shopping, dining and entertainment options exist in and around St. Louis Park. Visit the Shops at the West End, conveniently located from 394 or 100. From fine apparel to diamonds, you will find everything you’re looking for at one location. Take a break from shopping for a quick lunch or some sushi. Make it an evening with dinner and catch a movie at the Showplace Icon Theater. The newest tenant is Latitude 360 a huge entertainment venue that includes a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, comedy club, arcade, patio and perhaps a cigar room. Opening expected in 2015.
Just to the east you find the fashionable stores, restaurants, and night life of Linden Hills and uptown. Enjoy browsing through unique small shops featuring the chic and trendy in fashion, antiques and art. Dining choices include cozy coffee shops to gourmet restaurants, and everything in between. After dinner take in a movie at the Landmark Theater. Come evening, meet some friends and listen to music as you sample the area night life.
The 60 year old Knollwood Mall on Highway 7 has recently undergone a 32 million dollar renovation making it a “regional power center” which is a shopping center anchored by a series of larger box store which will be called Shops at Knollwood. Here you will find Nordstrom Rack, Kohl's, DSW, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx Home Goods and Cub Foods.
4. Parks and Recreation
This community has some great parks and walking and biking trails. I also give high marks to the official website for providing great information. Please check it out for a complete listing of who, what, how and where you can walk, run, hike, and bike.
St. Louis parks offers a wide variety of programs and venues for residents of all ages. Included are team sports for both adults and children, aquatic programs, skating and sledding, a community center, senior activities, and much more. Visit the St. Louis Park website for the complete listing of programs and recreational areas.
5. Westwood Hills Nature Center
This beautiful natural preserve sits on 160 acres of marshland, woods and restored prairie. A natural preserve that provides homes for deer, fox, mink, owls and other local wildlife, it is open year round from dawn to dusk. Take part in one of the nature programs, or walk the many available miles of trail. This is a great place to study nature and wildlife, or to just have fun enjoying the outdoors. Check out the website for program information.
6. Full Range of Community Services
Of special interest to residents 55 and over is the Senior Program. Join 1100 active members for an opportunity to learn, travel, dance, make new friends, and explore new interests at the Lenox Community Center.
Explore the arts and find your creative side. Join the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Group. Get involved with Readers Theater which makes literature come alive for children and adults. Enroll the kids in one of the art programs taught by Instructors from Abrakadoodle®, KIDCREATETM Studio and Creative Kidstuff where kids learn how to enjoy art and expand their creativity while having a wonderful time.
7. Great Schools
The St. Louis Park School District is nationally recognized and home to seven public schools serving about 4,200 students. It is the only school district in the state of Minnesota in which every public school has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. There are also 8 private school options available in the community.
Superior location in the Metro, great shopping, wonderful parks and community programs and great schools all make St. Louis Park a great place to live and raise a family. Area Vibes gives it a 76 and very livable rating. If you want a suburban experience yet have easy access to the uptown and downtown Metro, St. Louis park may just be perfect for you! Start your search now for a home in St. Louis Park now! Also, please check out another beautiful new home available in the Park on Minnetonka Boulevard.
If you find a home in St. Louis Park or anywhere in the metro you would like to tour, or have any questions call, text or email:
Joe Houghton, (763) 300-2702, firstname.lastname@example.org