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Naturally bordered by the scenic and winding Mississippi River, Highland Park is centrally located in the Twin Cities and yet boasts it’s own small-town feel. The Village, a shopping district with plenty of restaurants, boutiques, and beautiful public gardens, is in the heart of the Highland Park neighborhood. Families thrive on the recreational opportunities with miles of park land, golf, little league, a movie theater and a newly renovated park pavilion. Walking quaint, tree lined streets to kindergarten or graduate school, the public library or church, or to The Village for its annual 3 day festival, Highlandfest, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Highland Park.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Randolph Avenue
South: Mississippi River
East: I-35E
West: Mississippi River

Zip code: 55116

Sub-Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods are part of the Highland Park planning district (District 15):

  • Highland Village
  • Homecroft
  • Sibley Plaza/Sibley Manor (on West 7th Street)

History

When settlers first came to Fort Snelling in the 1830s, Highland Park was the land on which they stayed. It remained farm country until the arrival of the Ford Plant in 1924 and the first major development of the Highland Manor and the Highland Village apartments were opened in October of 1939 at the intersection of Cleveland and Ford Parkway. By 1951, the Village shopping area had burned twice but had been redeveloped with Highland Park State Bank, Powers Dept Store, the Highland Theatre, and an Applebaums grocery store. With the growth of the business community came the housing boom for most of Highland Park.

Housing Styles and Types

Highland Park consists mostly of single-family houses dating from the 1920s and 30s in many period-revival styles as well as many homes from the 1950s and later in ranch, split-level, and rambler styles. Apartments and condominiums are primarily located in the West 7th Street-Shepard Road area.

Schools

Public Schools:

Private Schools:
Specialty Schools:
Post Secondary Schools:
For more information on Saint Paul schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For information about incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

The Highland District Council is one of seventeen neighborhood district Councils established by the City in 1975 to plan and advise the City Council on the physical, economic and social development of its area as well as on citywide issues. Visit: http://www.highlanddistrictcouncil.org/

The Highland Business Association is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization that serves as an advocate and a resource for Highland business. Visit: http://www.highlandba.com/

The West 7th Business Association is an organization comprised of dedicated individuals, business owners and community leaders committed to making a difference in the revitalization and economic development of the West 7th corridor. Visit: http://west7thbusinessassociation.com/

News

“The Villager” newspaper is delivered to most homes in Highland free of charge. Subscriptions can be obtained by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 651-699-1462.

The Highland District Council sends out electronic communications to interested residents. To subscribe send an e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Statistics

Wilder Research Center Neighborhood Profiles—Includes trend information on neighborhood demographics, economics, and housing, taken from the most recent census data.

Ramsey County’s Property Records and Revenue Department—Review Saint Paul property sales data by searching for or entering in a street name. You can find the most recent sales price for individual properties and current property tax information.

Saint Paul Crime Statistics—Crime maps, statistics, and reports compiled by the Saint Paul Police Department. Check out Interpreting Crime Statistics to help you make sense of these resources.

Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers. Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

Contacts

Highland District Council
Kathy Carruth, Executive Director
Phone: 651-695-4005
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: http://www.highlanddistrictcouncil.org/

Highland Business Association
Kari Tierney, Executive Director
Phone: 651-699-9042
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: http://www.highlandba.com/

West 7th Business Association
Monica Delius, Administrator
Phone: 651-224-6386
Web: http://west7thbusinessassociation.com/


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