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Four Reasons St. Louis Park is Perfect for Young Professionals

More and more young adults are moving into this trendy suburb just 15 miles west of Minneapolis. A haven for recreation, shopping, and more affordable, roomier living, it’s a great balance for young professionals.


So what makes St. Louis Park a great option? To start us off, St. Louis Park has been ranked among the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance – for six consecutive years.



St. Louis Park is one of the inner suburbs of Minneapolis and connects to all main points of interest. The area is connected by public transportation, main highways, and even miles of bike trails that go from Chaska to Minneapolis.


Outdoor Space

Where else can you find 52 parks in one city? That’s one for every week of the year, with 11.5 percent of the city earmarked as park land. Parks, trails, and several beautiful lakes (and quick access to the picturesque Minneapolis chain of lakes) allow St. Louis Park residents to truly enjoy the beauty of nature.


Shopping & Dining

St. Louis Park boasts a large mall and several unique stores (plus really amazing restaurant options) at the Shops at West End. If small boutiques are more your style, there are many options for handmade gifts, custom jewelry, and more specialty fares from toys to women’s attire.


As for dining options, don’t miss out on gems like Mill Valley Kitchen, Muddy Paws Cheesecake, and other area recommendations, delivering everything from brunch to signature late night drinks. Don’t forget to taste some unique brews at Steel Toe Brewing, a local brewpub with ambiance and happy hours.



Young professionals and young families enjoy St. Louis Park for its open spaces and shopping, but also for the other fun recreational activities available around the corner. Try bowling at the classic Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center, which has been a local favorite for over 50 years. Play a round of golf at the beautiful Meadowbrook Golf Course, or plan a date or family outings on the ice at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center with its two indoor ice arenas and ice skate rental.


We know you’ll enjoy trying everything St. Louis Park has to offer. See more information (and tons of great links) on our site.


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