St. Louis Park
St. Louis Park is a first-ring suburb immediately west of Minneapolis. Other adjacent cities include Edina, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Hopkins.St. Louis Park is the birthplace or childhood home of movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen, musician Peter Himmelman, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, former Senator Al Franken, songwriter Dan Israel, guitarist Sharon Isbin, writer Pete Hautman, football coach Marc Trestman, and film director Joe Nussbaum. Baseball announcer Halsey Hall also lived there..
The Coen brothers set their 2009 film A Serious Man in St. Louis Park circa 1967. It was important to the Coen’s to find a neighborhood of original-looking suburban rambler homes as they would have appeared in St. Louis Park in the mid-1960s, and after careful scouting, they opted to film scenes in a neighborhood of nearby Bloomington, as well as at St. Louis Park’s B’nai Emet Synagogue, which was later sold and converted into a school.
POPULATION: 2019: 48,662
SCHOOL DISTRICT: St. Louis Park. 283 One High School- (9-12) One Middle School (6-8) Four Elementary Schools (K-5) Approximately 4500 students
HOUSING: Median home Price $298,759. 23,187 home and apartments. 54.7% homeowners 51.65 of homes were built between 1950-1969. 47.6% of homes are single family homes Median household income $75,690.