The City of St. Anthony is considered a "first-ring" suburb of Minneapolis and as such is part of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony is five miles northeast of down-town Minneapolis and eight miles northwest of downtown St. Paul. Despite its unique location, being conveniently situated to the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Village has been able to retain all of the advantages of a smaller community. There is a lot to know about the classy, first-ring suburb of St. Anthony, also affectionately called "The Village" by locals. The Village is rich with history and fascinating stories.