Welcome to Stillwater
Stillwater is a charming river town with a rich, historical significance. The quaint yet vibrant Main Street is host to a diversity of shops and venues, which are as much a destination for tourists as they are a convenience for locals. The surrounding communities include historic neighborhoods, established and new areas, farmland and treasured parcels of land that dot the scenic landscape of the St. Croix River Valley. Just minutes from the Twin Cities it is a quick commute that still feels like a quiet getaway. With a great school district, an active business culture and a creative vibe, it is a wonderful place to call home. Stillwater was voted as one of America’s Most Picturesque Small Towns (USA Today Travel, 2015).
Community Quick Facts:
The most common industries in Stillwater by number of employees are manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and retail trade. As a vital and thriving creative community, Stillwater is home to 100-plus independently owned boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops. Local resources, such as Art Reach and the Art Guild, lend to the success of the local art and craft. The proximity of Stillwater to the Twin Cities expands work opportunities.
Location: 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, north of I-94
Population/Size: 19,292 residents/7.98 square miles
ISD 834 – Stillwater Area Schools
St. Croix Preparatory Academy
Stillwater is located on the St. Croix River, a National Scenic Riverway, and home to the St. Croix State Recreation Area. Swimming, fishing and boating of all kinds are frequent summertime activities. Nearby rivers and lakes offer great adventure as well. Pine Point Park and Big Marine Park reserve are also great places to hike and play. Stillwater has camping options nearby, including William O’Brien State Park, where you can enjoy the river valley for an extended stay.
Miles of trails provide hiking, biking and skiing opportunities. The trailhead of the Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail brings visitors to downtown Stillwater’s restaurants, breweries, wineries, shopping and lodging. As part of the new St. Croix Crossing bridge project, a five-mile loop trail will eventually connect the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix River.