A Guide to St. Paul Neighborhoods

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 10:55am.

Generations ago immigrant families founded restaurants and businesses that created the “City of Neighborhoods” that St. Paul is known as. Tradition flows deep in this city's diverse neighborhoods.

Here is a list (in no certain order) of the different neighborhoods that St. Paul offers:

  • Greater East Side is close to 3M’s new headquarters and is a popular residential living area.
  • Highland Park, although located in a large city will make you feel like you are in a small town.
  • Downtown St. Paul is an entertainment center, hosting some of the best festivals, restaurants, businesses and venues.
  • Hamline-Midway has a sense of community that is strong among residents and is located between the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtown districts.
  • If you are looking for recreational places in St. Paul’s history then go to Dayton’s Bluff.
  • The North End will provide you with many trails and the State Capitol.
  • Macalester-Groveland will please the experienced shopper with some of the area’s best shopping available. Secondary education institutions are combined with residential appeal.
  • Swimming pool, zoo, trails, lake and garden make the outdoor beauty of Como a popular neighborhood.
  • Lowertown is the former warehouse district that now attracts the young with their attractions and new bars on the upswing. Older folks love it too for its walkability.
  • Minnesota shines through with boutiques, stores and bakeries on Selby Avenue.
  • Grand Avenue has wonderful shopping, comfy sidewalk cafes and pubs.
  • Payne-Phalen has a rich immigrant history.  You can take a walk in the past with local businesses.
  • Modern condos, pre-civil war homes and steak and lobster from 1968’s Mancini’s Char House & Lounge makes West Seventh an upscale neighborhood.
  • West Side is host to the most popular Latino community, bringing its culture to the city.
  • St. Anthony Park beside the State Fair Grounds it also houses the city’s finest library.
  • Thomas-Dale, also known as Frogtown, leads into the most traveled road downtown St. Paul, it has many local businesses.
  • One of the most popular parks is Battlecreek Regional Park located in Sunray-Battle Creek Highwood.
  • The longest stretch of restored Victorian homes is located in the Summit Avenue Area.

These are some of the many neighborhoods found throughout the St. Paul area. They each have plenty of choices for your next home.

Image: "St Paul Cathedral 2012" by McGhiever - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons  

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