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Neighborhood association contact

The Lake Forest Neighborhood boasts one of the oldest neighbors' groups in St. Louis Park. The group was formed in the 1950s. Since 1996, the neighborhood association has hosted an annual summer gathering.

Association contact

  • Sharon Abelson, president — 952.927.0410 

City council ward

The Lake Forest Neighborhood is in Ward 1.

For your council representative's name, go to the city council page.


  • North: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • South: Twin Lake, Cedarwood Road, Barry Street West
  • East: France Avenue South
  • West: Highway 100

Neighborhood characteristics

  • Population: 602 (2010 Census) 
  • Size: 197.6 acres, 12 blocks
  • Schools: Benilde-St. Margaret's School is located in the neighborhood
  • Neighborhood park: Twin Lakes Park
  • Parks and open space: 22 percent
  • Commercial/industrial: 0 percent
  • Housing: 196 single-family homes
    • Average year built (single-family homes) — 1951
  • Subdivided: Late 1930s with a few houses being built each year until fully developed
  • Located in the neighborhood: Twin Lake