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The City of Hugo is characterized by a pleasant blend of rural and suburban landscapes with an abundance of natural resources just 21 miles north of downtown Saint Paul in Washington County. It offers something for everyone, including a high quality of life for all. Hugo has seen rapid growth in recent years, and the city’s future remains bright. In this city, with a population upwards of 14,000 citizens, growth has been managed responsibly through careful planning. Much of Hugo’s land remains as agricultural or undeveloped with many farms and equine operations, yet the city includes a variety of businesses and attractions.

Residents of Hugo enjoy the use of many parks, trails and lakes, which some of them very small and quiet with natural, unspoiled shorelines. Hugo’s neighborhoods are strong, vibrant and well planned, often oriented around natural open spaces or parkland. Neighborhoods are connected to each other by a developing system of paved pedestrian trails that also provide access to a multitude of parks and recreational amenities.

The City of Hugo is divided among four Independent School Districts (ISD). Three elementary schools are located within Hugo. Click the links below to connect to the school district website or to view a map of the district boundaries and school locations.

White Bear Lake ISD #624
Forest Lake ISD #831
Stillwater ISD #834
Mahtomedi ISD #832


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