|St. Anthony Park|
St. Anthony Park is an urban village situated between the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, known for its community activism and strong neighborly bonds. It also enjoys a unique global perspective, thanks in large part to the international students, faculty and families connected to the campuses of the University of Minnesota and Luther Seminary. The community takes special pride in its two public schools, St. Anthony Park Elementary and Murray Junior High, which regularly rank among the top schools in the metro area. The community is home to a rich collection of educational, religious, social service, arts institutions and the St. Anthony Park Foundation which is the city of St. Paul’s first neighborhood-based charitable foundation. Neighbors and shoppers from throughout the Twin Cities can take advantage of two vibrant business districts, in North St. Anthony Park, near the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, and in South St. Anthony Park, near University Ave. and its thriving art galleries and artists’ studios.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Larpenteur Avenue
The following neighborhoods are part of the St. Anthony Park planning district (District 12):
Settlement of the St. Anthony Park area began around the year 1850. Before that, the region had been a rolling, wooded wilderness crossed by several trails used by Native Americans and pioneers. In 1873, Horace S. Cleveland designed a plan for a suburban addition to St. Paul and Minneapolis of large, country estates and winding streets that followed the topography of the area. Today, the size of the lots is considerable smaller than in Cleveland's design, but the hills and curving streets remain one of the unique features of St. Anthony park.
View Professor David Lanegran's web slide show.
Housing Styles and Types
Originally set out as estates for the wealthy of Minneapolis in the late 1800s, St. Anthony Park has become a neighborhood of diverse architecture ranging from historic Victorian mansions to the most contemporary-style homes. Well known former Saint Anthony Park residents include: author, humorist and radio show host Garrison Keillor; Nobel Prize winning author, Saul Bellow; children's author, Carol Ryrie Brink; John F. Kennedy Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors Walter Heller; physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, Lewis Thomas; psychologist B.F. Skinner; and architect, Sarah Susanka.
For more information on Saint Paul schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.
Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
For information about incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.
The Park Bugle is a monthly newspaper, delivered free to residents. To view online or get subscription information, visit: http://www.parkbugle.org/
Residents can sign up for a neighborhood newsletter at: http://sapcc.org/
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.
Amy Sparks, Executive Director, St. Anthony Park Community Council