The West Side neighborhood has become one of the most active Latino communities of St Paul and offers several restaurants and businesses that bring that extra bit of culture and flavor to the city. Not only that, but it's a neighborhood with sub-neighborhoods that are as varied as the residents. If you're looking for a view, check out The Bluffs. Historic home shoppers may also like this neighborhood for it's many vintage homes, built between 1880 and 1920.
Life in the West Side neighborhood means never having to travel far for an amazing meal. The neighborhood's District del Sol is home to local favorite eateries such as Boca Chica (sip your Margarita on the patio!) and El Burrito Mercado (get some tamales to take home), or grab a chocolate-filled empanada from Don Pancho's Bakery. Shopping is easy here in the West Side as well, with lots of locally-owned specialty stores.
You can also take advantage of pubs and local hangout joints for nightlife entertainment. .
If you have children, you'll like knowing that the West Side neighborhood is home to four public schools and several parks. Find this gem of St. Paul south of downtown, with the Mississippi River providing its north, east and west borders. Annapolis Street represents the neighborhood’s southern border.