Welcome to Highland Park
Highland Park is situated in the southwest corner of St. Paul, MN. It lies along the Mississippi River north of Fort Snelling, and across the river from the Minneapolis/ St. Paul international airport. It’s population is nearly 25,000. It contains a mix of older, well maintained houses, retail and some light industrial buildings.
Then and Now:
St. Paul acquired Highland Park in 1925 thanks to Herman Wenzel, the commissioner of Parks at the time. While it was undeveloped at the time, within 7 years a 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, football and baseball grounds, and a picnic area were built. A sports stadium with seating for nearly 3,000 people, as well as a new clubhouse & reception facility were also boasting points for Highland. Most facilities, while possibly rebuilt or renovated, are still standing today!
Northern boundry runs along Randolph Ave, from the Mississippi River to 35E. Southern boundry follows the Mississippi and highway 55 until it meets up with 35E.
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Home Sale Stats / Real Estate:
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The average price for a 1,900 sq ft 3 bedroom home in Highland Park is $351,000. The same in a townhome averages $330,000.
Highland Park is very popular for it’s trails, parks and recreational facilities.
Hidden Falls Regional Park is located at 1415 Mississippi River Blvd S in St. Paul, MN 55116.
Horace Cleveland selected Hidden Falls as one of 4 origninal park areas for St. Paul. He helped make the park accessible for all people to enjoy, not just the wealthy. It is separated from Crosby Farm Park by the Watergate Marina, but connected to it via the trail system. Enjoy the bicycling and walking trails, bonfire rings, horseshoe pits, boat launch and views of the falls.
Crosby Farm Regional Park is located at 2595 Crosby Farm Road, St. Paul, MN 55116
Thomas Crosby owned a 160 acre farm from 1858 until his death in 1886. This was the longest and largest running farm in Highland Park. It continued to be farmed until the 1960’s. It was then obtained by the St. Paul Port Authority and leased to the City as a park.
It boasts 736 acres and is the largest park in St. Paul. It contains 6.7 miles of paved trails and connects to Fort Snelling State Park. Picnic shelters, firepits, horsehoes, fishing and a boat launch make it an ideal place to spend a day.
One of Highland’s claims to fame is its 18-hole par 72 course with a 71.2 rating. The signature 15th hole features a large “Snoopy” shaped bunker constructed with permission of Mrs. Jean Schulz, in honor of her late husband Charles Schulz, who learned to play golf here at Highland. The famous bunker was featured in Golf Digest in August of 2015 in this article: http://www.golfdigest.com/story/this-is-the-nicest-bunker-refe
Highland Park Aquatic Center at 1840 Edgecumbe Rd, St. Paul ,MN 55116 651-695-3773 is where to be during the sweltering days of summer. Rent life jackets for the littles for free. Come enjoy the 2 story waterslide, children’s splash pad, and climbing wall! Swimming lessons and party rentals are available also. Chill out!
Half Price Books(2041 Ford Parkway, 651-699-1391) Half Price Books has something for everyone, and the inventory is always changing. Need some extra cash? Bring in the books you’ve already read for store credit or cash. The selection and price can’t be beat!
The Fixery (760 Cleveland Ave S, 651-690-5524) Repair shops like The Fixery are a lucky thing to have, indeed. This owner operator of 30 plus years repairs watches and jewelry and is the most reasonably priced guy in the business.
Community Arts & Music:
Music In The Parks is a free (unless noted on the calendar) outdoor music series open to the public. Nothing says summer like this! There are performances nearly every day at one of the parks. Don’t miss out!
Highland Fest is a yearly weekend event held mid-summer featuring an Art Fair, live music, beer tent, petting zoo, business fair, inflatable rides and games along with a 5K road race, food to fit the king, and many, many other fun festivities for the whole family.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is a 10 day festival held every January or February since 1886, minus the WWII years. It’s held in the heart of St. Paul in Rice Park, 6 miles upstream from Highland Park. Enjoy the parades, medallion hunt, beer tents and other free and low cost family activities. Embrace the cold!
Our light rail and bussing system make transportation easy to navigate. The Metro Blue Line runs from the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN to Target Field. Connecting bus route 74 serves Highland Park, through downtown St. Paul, to Oakdale. See the Metro Transit schedule for more info.
Highland Park contains many schools, ranging from elementary through high school, and more.
Places of Worship:
Gloria Dei Luthern Church700 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116
Lumen Christi Catholic Church 2055 Bohland Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116
Edgcumbe Presyterian Church 2149 Edgecumbe Rd, St. Paul, MN 55116
Messiah Episcopal Church 1631 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116
Lunds (link) 2128 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-698-5845
Salon 760 760 S.Cleveland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-698-0760
Great Clips Salon 754 S Cleveland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-690-0364
Red Robin Cleaners 2015 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-690-2388
Anderson Cleaners 718 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-690-9592
Turn Style Consignment 800 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul MN 55116 651-690-3438
Highland Tailors 712 Cleveland Ave S St. Paul, MN 55116 651-698-6117
Allina Health Highland Park Clinic 2120 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-241-9600
Health Partners Highland Park Clinic 2004 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-265-0000
Fairview Urgent Care 2155 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-696-5070
St. Joseph’s Hospital 45 West 10th St St. Paul, MN 55125 651-232-3348
Children’s Hospital 345 N Smith Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
Lifetime Fitness 2145 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116 651-698-5000
St. Paul Pilates Studio 1040 Cleveland Ave S St. Paul, MN 55116 651-330-4761
Highland Park Community Center 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul MN 55116 651-695-3706
Viillage Acupuncture and Massage 730 Cleveland Ave S 651-699-8610
Sister Rosalind Massage &Wellness 621 Cleveland Ave S 651-698-9123