The City of St. Anthony Village is situated in both Ramsey and Hennepin Counties, and is considered a "first-ring" suburb of Minneapolis within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. It is five miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis and eight miles northwest of downtown St. Paul. The St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the University of Minnesota are a 10 -15 minute drive from St. Anthony. The City is easily accessible via I-35W, County Road D, Highway 88, Highway 280, I-94, Silver Lake Road and I-694 and Highway 10 via Silver Lake Road.
The city is approximately 3 square miles and the Public Works Department maintains 25 miles of City streets. Communities that border St. Anthony include Northeast Minneapolis to the south, Roseville to the east, Columbia Heights to the northwest and New Brighton to the northeast. Within the boundaries of St. Anthony Village exist several points of interest including the Francis A. Gross Public Golf Course; Silver Lake, two large shopping areas, its own K - 12 school district, ISD 282; and several beautifully maintained parks that accommodate many recreational activities. Because of its location and accessibility, St. Anthony is a popular community in which to live and work.
The City of St. Anthony is considered to be a fully developed community, with almost 100% of its approximately 1,600 acres utilized and unavailable for development. The residents of St. Anthony value their quality of life and actively pursue projects that maintain the feeling of being a "village". The City is committed to rehabilitating any area that becomes outdated or blighted. Land use and development in the Community are governed by the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance as interpreted by the Planning Commission and City Council.
Despite its central location in the metro area, "the Village" has been able to retain many of the advantages of a smaller community.