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Saint Louis Park, MN

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Saint Louis Park proudly declares its motto as \Experience Life in the Park\. It is located right along parts of Interstate 394 near Minnetonka, Plymouth, Hopkins, and Edina, making it convenient to get to and from the city with ease. Saint Louis Park offers only Blue Ribbon Schools, as well as numerous job opportunities for both locals and commuters. The city is also an employment mecca, and with over 2,700 employers to choose from, finding a job is easy.

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Saint Louis Park was once known as Elmwood, but soon came by the name Saint Louis Park from the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. "Park" was added so travelers would not confuse the village with St. Louis, Missouri. In 1886, county commissioners were petitioned to incorporate the area. After three months, Saint Louis Park was finally registered. It was not until 1954 that the village became a city, allowing it to hire a city manager for repairing the region, updating codes, paving streets, and building schools. The original area of Elmwood is now a neighborhood within greater Saint Louis Park.

Blue Ribbon Schools

Independent School District 283 is a beacon of educational opportunity with high ratings for both education and its athletic teams, despite only operating a handful of public schools. It is the only district in the state to have all of its schools honored with the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon of Excellence, making it a fine area for families. The area's K through 5 schools include Peter Hobart, Susan Lindgren, and Aquila Elementary Schools. Grades 6 through 8 attend Saint Louis Park Junior High School, and grades 9 through 12 attend Saint Louis Park High School. The district's sports teams fondly call themselves the Orioles.