City Living in a Park-Rich Setting

740 River Drive is right on the enchanting Mississippi River Boulevard, a destination road that follows the river from St. Paul to Minneapolis. Mississippi River Boulevard offers many scenic vistas, whether you are driving or taking advantage of the pedestrian and bicycle paths that run along it.

The land on either side of the Mississippi, including the land between the river and Mississippi River Boulevard, forms the Mississippi National River and Recreational Area. This is a narrow “corridor” park, 72 miles long, that runs through Minneapolis and St. Paul and has preserved the woodlands and other natural habitats along the river.

The Residents of 740 River Drive have at their doorstep a most extensive and scenic network of walking, jogging and running paths–surrounded by mature trees and with outstanding views of the river. Also, from the front door of 740 River Drive you can access the bicycle lane that runs along the river, and through it the extensive Twin Cities bikeway system, which is one of the best in the country.

740 River Drive is within half a mile both from Hidden Falls Regional Park, which offers miles of wooded trails for walking, running or biking along the Mississippi, and from the 193-acre Minnehaha Park, with its spectacular views of the Mississippi limestone bluffs and the Minnehaha waterfall.

Hidden Falls Regional Park extends for a few miles between the Mississippi River Boulevard and the river itself. It has a beautiful wilderness setting with shady wooded bottomlands next to the Mississippi, and magnificent views. The Hidden Falls stream is at the north end, and limestone and sandstone outcrops are on the east side. The park has almost seven miles of paved trails for walking, running or bicycling, sandy shorelines, a boat launching area and fishing spots. Also, it is an excellent place to observe birds: great horned, barred and eastern screech owls nest at several spots in the park, and peregrine falcons nest just north of the park. Thrushes and warblers are easily observed during the migration season. Hidden Falls Regional Park was selected as the best picnic spot in the Twin Cities by the readers of City Pages, which stated “the relative seclusion of Hidden Falls Park, sheltered on the bluff of the Mississippi, was made for a meal en plein air…picnic benches and barbeque grills are scattered through the grounds, including several choice spots by the river edge...After lunch, take a barefoot stroll along the sandy beaches by the water, or venture into the nearby woods to search for the spring-fed waterfall that gives the park its name”.

Minnehaha Park is a ten-minute walk across the bridge on the Mississippi. It overlooks the river, and offers many scenic views from a variety of vantage points. It has beautiful limestone bluffs and a 53-foot waterfall. Much of its surface is covered with mature woods, which makes it especially popular in the fall, because of the beautiful change in colors of its many trees. The park has areas of native and prairie woodland wildflowers. In addition to its natural beauty, Minnehaha Park has several sculptures by noted artists. In the summer, a variety of activities take place in the park, including open-air concerts at the public pavilion. The park facilities include scenic bike and pedestrian trails, picnic areas, a fresh seafood restaurant, a Frisbee golf course, and a wading pool.

Highland Park, the park from which this neighborhood takes its name, offers both 18-hole and nine-hole golf courses, and a number of tennis courts and other sport courts, in a lovely park setting in the midst of this residential neighborhood.

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Office Hours: 740 S Mississippi River Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55116