August 2015

Found 5 blog entries for August 2015.

Back to school time is creeping upon us ― the kids have only about a week and a half left of summer vacation. We’d like to take a minute to salute one St. Louis Park’s amazing schools. If you live in the Minikahda Vista neighborhood you’re already familiar with Susan Lindgren Elementary. If you’re new to the neighborhood, read on to learn more about this school.

Susan Lindgren serves about 530 students in grades K through 5 with 30 full-time teachers. This gives the school about a 17:1 student/teacher ratio. While that’s not the best ratio in the district, it is the third lowest of all elementary schools.

Special Programs

Susan Lindgren Elementary offers the International Baccalaureat Primary Years Programme, a comprehensive curriculum that

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Is St. Louis Park’s real estate market still hot? Yes, indeed it is. Prices are up, inventory is down and it is heaven for home sellers.

A couple of words of caution, however: If you plan on selling this year, do it now. We looked at Edina’s market earlier this week and it’s cooled off to the point where it’s now a balanced market. Sellers are no longer in the driver’s seat. Could this happen in St. Louis Park? Sure it can and, indeed, it will, at some point. Trying to time the market isn’t wise, so if you plan on selling, do so a.s.a.p. Get out, while the gettin’s good!

New Listings

The number of new listings to hit the St. Louis Park real estate market increased 4.4 percent over this time last year which, on the surface, sounds like

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For some, condo living can’t be beat. With no exterior maintenance chores and, depending on community, a supply of amenities you won’t find in a single-family home, we tend to agree that life in a condo can be pretty sweet.

This week we want to introduce you to The Grand at Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park. An amazing community, if you’re shopping for a condo, you must check it out.

The Community

The Grand at Excelsior stands 4 stories in height. Built in 2007, it houses 240 units. Amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Park your car in the heated garage and bring your pet ― they’re welcome here!

The Neighborhood

You just can’t beat the The Grand’s location, whether for dining, shopping or running errands.

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Whether you’re looking for a single-family home on a large lot, or the convenience of low-maintenance townhome living, our August Deals of the Month are worth checking out!


Kilmer Neighborhood

Ideally located, this single-story home sits on a large, .26-acre corner lot and features 3 bedrooms and 1 and ½ bathrooms. We like this one for the many updates, such as the kitchen, hardwood floors, paint and more. Outside you’ll find a large deck, a huge yard and a two-car garage. Built in 1956, this 1,614 square-foot home is listed at $229,900. Learn more about this home and view photos here.


Amhurst Convenience

Low maintenance townhome living could be yours in this lovely home in St. Louis Park’s Amhurst neighborhood. Handy

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McCoy's Public House provides an excellent choice for a night out in the St. Louis Park area. They provide amazing family dining with brick oven pizzas, gourmet burgers and plenty of classic American comfort food. If you enjoy beer, you will also love the rotating beer menu with plenty of the best craft beers from all over the world.

The seating includes comfortable booths with plenty of intimate areas to dine. Family and friends can easily enjoy some privacy and if full privacy is necessary, they do have a private dining room from intimate events.

The Menu

The menus include lunch, dinner, brunch and gluten-free options. Some of the favorites on the menu include:

  • Potato Rolls
  • Cheese Curds
  • Rooster Wings
  • Steak Tips
  • Tomato
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