One of the benefits of living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the abundance of nature at our doorsteps, wherever you might be in the metro area. The Westwood Hills neighborhood in the first ring suburb of St. Louis Park bordering Minneapolis is a neighborhood dominated by rolling hills and big homes, with nearly 40% of its area comprised of parks and open space. It is the highest geographic point in St. Louis Park, and home of the Minneapolis Golf Club and Westwood Hills Nature Center.
You may have seen Westwood Lake as you whizzed past on I-394 on your way to and from Ridgedale shopping center without ever realizing it is part of Westwood Hills Nature Center, a 160-acre natural area which is home to wildlife and year-round programs. Trails are open year round, including a 1.54 mile trail around the lake. Bikes and dogs are not allowed in the park.
Most of the Westwood Hills neighborhood was developed in the late 1950's and early 1960's, with one one area developed in the 1980's. Average year built was 1963. See current homes for sale in Westwood Hills and St. Louis Park. Let me know if you would like to explore this area and discover why people love living in St. Louis Park, only minutes to downtown and the Chain of Lakes!