Saint Anthony is considered a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis and as such is part of the metropolitan area. Saint Anthony is unique in that two-thirds of the city is located in Hennepin County and one-third is located in Ramsey County. The dividing line is 37th Avenue.
Saint Anthony is five miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis and eight miles northwest of downtown Saint. Paul. The Saint Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the University of Minnesota are a 10 to 15-minute drive from Saint Anthony. The city is easily accessible via I-35W, County Road D, Highway 88, Highway 280, I-94, Silver Lake Road, I-694 and Highway 10 via Silver Lake Road.
Despite its unique location, being conveniently situated to the downtown areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the village has been able to retain all of the advantages of a smaller community.