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The Metropolitan Area

updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2017

St. Louis Park is located immediately west of Minneapolis; we're part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, which includes Minneapolis, St. Paul and suburbs. To learn more about things to do in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul, visit their convention and visitors' bureau sites:


updated: Monday, January 23, 2017

St. Louis Park is a first-ring suburb located immediately west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other cities bordering St. Louis Park are: Golden Valley and Minnetonka (west) and Hopkins and Edina (south).

St. Louis Park is located in Hennepin County.

Land Facts

updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

General Information

  • Total square miles - 10.67
  • Land devoted to parks/open space - 750 acres
  • Overall residential density - 4,100 persons per square mile 

St. Louis Park has two distinct landscape regions:

  • The area north of Minnetonka Boulevard is generally characterized by rolling uplands with intermittent ponds and wetlands.
  • The area south of Minnetonka Boulevard has nearly level to gently rolling topography with intermittent ponds and wetlands.

Minnehaha Creek meanders through St. Louis Park along its southwestern and southern boundaries. In addition, St. Louis Park has a number of small lakes/ponds including:

  • Westwood Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Hannan Lake
  • Meadowbrook Lake
  • Cobble Crest Lake
  • Cedar Manor Lake
  • Victoria Lake
  • Twin Lakes

The topographic variation within St. Louis Park is about 130 feet

  • Highest point - Westwood Hills Environmental Education Center
  • Lowest area - Bass Lake basin


updated: Monday, April 17, 2017

In 1933, Carroll W. Hurd (who became mayor in 1952) headed a committee to rename St. Louis Park's then erratically named streets. The committee decided on a system of alphabetical north/south streets and numbered east/west streets. The second alphabet uses names from states and Canadian provinces; the third alphabet commemorates historic or patriotic...

Land Use in the Park

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Land Use

Single Family Residential - 33.67 percent      
Street Right-of-Way - 22.10 percent      
Parks - 11.47 percent      
Commercial - 5.65 percent      
Apartments - 4.39 percent      
Golf Courses - 4.23 percent      
Office - 2.54 percent      
Railroad - 2.27 percent      
Vacant - 2.10 percent      
Schools - 1.71 percent      
Townhomes - 1.49 percent      
Hospital & Medical - 0.84 percent      
Religious Institutions - 0.69 percent      
Duplexes - 0.64 percent      
Community Centers - 0.46 percent      
Nursing Homes - 0.33 percent      
Other Civic Uses - 0.32 percent      


More Links

St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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