Highland Park

Welcome to Highland Park

Old school urban neighborhood with a tight-knit community and small-town feel
 
Highland Park is a welcoming and vibrant community that offers the best of both worlds: easy access to city amenities and a small-town feel. One of the most attractive qualities of the neighborhood is its seamless blend of modern luxuries with traditional charm. It has various shops and restaurants, ranging from classic diners to upscale eateries. Highland Park also boasts an array of independent boutiques and stores where you can find unique gifts, fashion, and one-of-a-kind home decor. 
 
Highland Park is rich in history, with roots dating back to the early 1900s. Many significant events have occurred in Highland Park throughout the years, including the construction of the Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant. The neighborhood's historic architecture reflects a mix of English Tudor, Colonial, and Mediterranean influences. It has maintained its character and charm through its dedication to preserving its historic homes. 
 
Whether exploring the neighborhood's historical past, taking a stroll along the Mississippi River, or stopping by one of the many charming shops or restaurants, there's always something new to discover. Welcome to Highland Park — a flourishing community where history and modern living intersect.
 

What to Love 

  • Home to Highland Park, located in the middle of the neighborhood 
  • Great schools, lots of families with kids, and very sports oriented 
  • A mix of turn-of-the-century and mid-century homes
  • Just over the bridge from MPLS
 

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Highland Park is a mix of a quiet community and engaging big-city attractions. The area boasts an array of small businesses, including unique boutiques and restaurants, offering locals plenty of options for dining and shopping. However, what sets Highland Park apart is the abundance of green spaces and parks. The neighborhood features several parks, including the 140-acre Highland Park Reserve, which offers hiking trails and scenic views of the Mississippi River. For those looking for more structured activities, Highland Park also includes a recreation center offering fitness classes and sports leagues.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

One highly frequented culinary destination in Highland Park is Cecil's. This neighborhood deli and local institution is known for its excellent corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. With its old-school décor and friendly atmosphere, Cecil's is the perfect spot for a casual lunch or a quick bite. Another popular option is the Highland Grill, which offers a diverse menu of American classics. The restaurant's cozy interior and friendly service create a comfortable dining experience.
 
Among the popular spots in the area is Tiffany Sports Lounge, a cozy and welcoming restaurant known for its pub food and casual ambiance.Visitors can enjoy their meals while watching their favorite sports games. The new kid on the block is Centro, a trendy eatery known for its modern take on Latin street food, offering vibrant flavors in a laid-back, colorful setting. It's a local hotspot for tacos, cocktails, and lively gatherings.  For a night of entertainment, locals head to Mann Theatres, formerly known as Highland Theatre. Founded in 1935, this spot has a rich history in the entertainment industry, and its location in Highland Park is where locals have been coming for almost a century to experience their favorite blockbuster hits.
 

Things to Do

The neighborhood’s namesake park, Highland Park, is home to the famed Highland National Golf Course. This course offers beautiful greens and a challenging game. Additionally, the park itself is a wonderful destination for a day out. Take a walk through its rolling hills and take in the beautiful views of the city. The park also has a large playground, picnic areas, and athletic fields for people of all ages to enjoy.
 
Held every July is the neighborhood’s highly anticipated Highland Fest, a three-day celebration with food vendors, carnival rides, live music, and various games and activities. Highland Park is also nearby several other beautiful parks, including Hidden Falls Regional Park, which offers walking trails, picnic areas, and stunning views of the Mississippi River.
 

Schools

Highland Park has an incredible range of excellent educational opportunities, which include:
 

 


Overview for Highland Park, MN

309,751 people live in Highland Park, where the median age is 32.7 and the average individual income is $35,547. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

309,751

Total Population

32.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,547

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Highland Park, MN

Highland Park has 119,505 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highland Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 309,751 people call Highland Park home. The population density is 5,959.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

309,751

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.7

Median Age

49.13 / 50.87%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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119,505

Total Households

2.52

Average Household Size

$35,547

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Highland Park, MN

There's plenty to do around Highland Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

88
Very Walkable
Walking Score
47
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Regina's Candy Shop, Que Tal Street Eats, and True Stone Coffee Roasters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.62 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.67 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.75 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Highland Park, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Highland Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Minnesota Connections Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Twin Cities German Immersion Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Hmong College Prep Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Hmong College Prep Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Hmong College Prep Academy Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Jj Hill Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Bridge View Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Alternative Learning Center Secondary Extended Programs
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Alternative Learning Center On Track
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Alternative Learning Center Online School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Central Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Nativity Of Our Lord School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Highland Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Paul Academy - Summit School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral Hill Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St Thomas More School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Higher Ground Secondary Academy
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
4/5
St. Paul City Primary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St. Paul City Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Jennings Experiential High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Urban Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
St. Paul School of Northern Lights
PUBLIC
K - 7th
1/5
Expo For Excellence Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
United Hospital Adolescent Program
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Early Education Ben Mays/Rondo
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highland Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Capitol Hill Magnet/Rondo
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
4/5
Jackson Preparatory Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Global Arts Plus Upper
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Randolph Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Crossroads Science Program
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Journeys Secondary School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
Christ's Household Of Faith
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Maternity Of Mary - St Andrew School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
College Of St Catherine University Early Childhood
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Jean Lyle's Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Paul Academy - Summit Lower
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
High School For Recording Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Community School Of Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Nova Classical Academy Lower School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Nova Classical Academy Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Great River Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 7th
No rating available
A. G. A. P. E. Teen Parent
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Home/Hospital Instruction
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Adams Magnet Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Hamline Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Maxfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Obama Service Learning Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Benjamin E Mays Magnet
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Paul & Sheila Wellstone Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Global Arts Plus Lower
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Four Seasons Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Crossroads Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Washington Technical Secondary Magnet
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Alternative Learning Center Gateway to College
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Highland Park Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
1/5
Higher Ground Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
College Preparatory Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Prodeo Academy St. Paul
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Sejong Academy of Minnesota
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Sejong Academy High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Alternative Learning Center Evening High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Chelsea Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Galtier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Groveland Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Highland Park Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Highland Park Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
St. Anthony Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Resident Student/Out Of State
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Shared Time Nonpublic
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Alternative Learning Center Secondary Special Sites
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Gordon Parks High School Summer
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Friends School Of Minnesota
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Talmud Torah Of St Paul
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lubavitch Cheder Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Highwood Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Achieve Language Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Nokomis Montessori North Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Battle Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Hmong Toj Siab Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
L'Etoile Du Nord French Immersion U
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
2/5
Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Eastern Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
The Heights Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Nokomis Montessori South Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
St Pascal Baylon School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Community of Peace Academy Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Upper Mississippi High Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
MMSA Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
Farnsworth Aerospace Lower
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Guadalupe Alternative Programs
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Frost Lake Elementary School