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St. Louis Park Home Remodeling Outlook
Like many Minneapolis suburbs, St. Louis Park saw a significant post-World War II development and housing boom. Cape Cods and ramblers (both with attached and detached garages) suddenly dominated the residential landscape. Today, many of these homes are ripe for renovation, with homeowners seeking to stay within a community that is known for its location, ongoing redevelopment, schools, parks, facilities and services, local restaurants and more.
In addition to its steady home remodeling and renovation activity, St. Louis Park is even beginning to see an upturn in whole home renovations and major house additions as well as teardowns and custom home construction. (Most notably along Minnetonka Boulevard just east of Highway 169, and within the southern Creekside, Brookside, Browndale and Minikahda Vista neighborhoods.)
If you're a resident of St. Louis Park and considering a home remodeling or custom home construction project, contact Ispiri today.
St. Louis Park History and Overview
St. Louis Park is a first-ring suburb in Hennepin County, immediately west of Minneapolis. Other adjacent cities include Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth and Hopkins. The village that became St. Louis Park was originally known as Elmwood. In August 1886, 31 people signed a petition asking county commissioners to incorporate the Village of St. Louis Park. The name "St. Louis Park" was derived from the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway that ran through the area.
Lumber baron Thomas Barlow Walker and a group of wealthy Minneapolis industrialists incorporated the Minneapolis Land and Investment Company to focus industrial development in Minneapolis. Walker's company also began developing St. Louis Park for industrial, commercial and residential use.
Large residential development began in the late 1940s and Minnesota's first shopping center, Lilac Way, was constructed on the northeast corner of Excelsior Boulevard and Highway 100. Miracle Mile shopping center, built in 1950, and Knollwood Mall, which opened in 1956, remain open today.
In the late 1940s, a group of former army doctors opened the St. Louis Park Medical Center on Excelsior Boulevard. The medical center merged with Methodist Hospital and became Park Nicollet Health Systems, the second-largest medical clinic in Minnesota.
St. Louis Park has 51 parks with bike trails that link St. Louis Park to downtown Minneapolis, the Uptown area, Hopkins and Chaska. St. Louis Park is the birthplace or childhood home of movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Senator Al Franken, writer Pete Hautman, singer/song writer Peter Himmelman and American film director Joe Nussbaum. Directors Joel and Ethan Coen set their 2009 film, A Serious Man, in St. Louis Park circa 1967.