St. Anthony Park is a highly desired neighborhood in St. Paul, in part because of its curving streets and hilly terrain, ardent community pride, good schools, abundant green space and small-town ambience.
The North section of St. Anthony Park is a beloved urban village with its own Carnegie Library; a quaint shopping district with a bookshop, coffee house, grocery, restaurants and retail; College Park with tennis courts and sledding hills, and an area of homes (University Grove) designed by prominent modernist architects adjacent to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Luther Seminary is also located here, along with a number of churches.
South St. Anthony Park lies in the Creative Enterprise Zone next to the new Green Line light rail along University Avenue. Houses in a variety of architectural styles (including a former bishop’s residence) line the neighborhood’s three parks, one with tennis courts, soccer fields and a recreational center. In the area’s light-industrial area, craft breweries, workout studios and cultural centers have popped up. A large community-owned garden stretches across the northern boundary of South, a tight-knit community with apartment buildings, townhouses, duplexes and single-family homes. The shopping district of South St. Anthony Park is rich with entrepreneurial energy and includes a co-op grocery, restaurants, salons, vintage shops and art galleries. St. Anthony Park, divided by railroad tracks, hosts an annual Fourth of July parade and festivities in Langford Park.
The following “Niche” neighborhood is found within St. Anthony Park: