St. Louis Park, Minnesota, located in Hennepin County, is a suburb of Minneapolis. The city has a population of 44,126 and a number of famous former residents, including Fargo directors Joel and Ethan Coen and satirist (and Senate candidate) Al Franken. The median household income in 1999 was $49,260--considerably higher than the national average.
In 2007, St. Louis Park was again named one of the Top 100 Best Communities for Young People by youth alliance group America's Promise. The city's parks, community groups, and advocacy organizations worked together to receive the honor for the second year in a row.
The city features 51 parks, including bike trails and community centers. Its businesses make up 60 percent of the tax base, with commercial, industrial, and apartment development. St. Louis Park is within driving distance of a number of colleges and universities in the Minneapolis area.
City initiatives to keep residents in St. Louis Park include its Move Up in the Park program, which offers home improvement services like architecture and loan programs at a reduced cost to residents to improve their homes. It makes sense that residents are happy with life in St. Louis Park; in a survey conducted by the city, 95% of residents reported that they felt welcome in the community and would recommend it to others.
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