Highland Park encompasses the southern Lip of Saint Paul's western neighborhoods. The largest of the three communities, it boasts parks and public recreational facilities, including miles of walking and biking trails, a golf course, and a swimming pool. Homes in the neighborhood are well maintained and date back to one of two housing booms: The first in 1925 when the Ford Motor Company plant opened on Mississippi River Boulevard, and the second just after World War II. Highland continues to be a desirable place for families and seniors and has one of the largest Jewish communities in the Twin Cities.
This area also has its own central shopping area Highland Village-which has grown to include a wide range of retail shops and restaurants clustered around the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Highland Parkway. Pick up a book at Barnes & Noble and head over to the White Rock Cafe for a cup of coffee. Or, find the perfect gill at Patina and grab a little sushi at Lunds, an upscale neighborhood market.
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