Saint Paul, MN

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Minneapolis typically receives attention for its diverse neighborhoods and wide array of living arrangements, but St. Paul offers just as impressive a range of housing options as its twin to the west. Whether you are more interested in living near the hottest nightclubs or the most intriguing historical homes, you'll have no trouble finding a St. Paul neighborhood that suits your unique tastes. No matter your personal preferences, you'll definitely want to check out Saint Anthony Park and Summit Hill; these are two of the most in-demand St. Paul neighborhoods and they're popular for a reason!

Shopping in St. Paul, MN

With a wide array of trendy boutiques and sophisticated consignment shops, St. Paul is a fashion lover's paradise! Anyone with an apartment in the Grand Avenue area is blessed to have the best Twin Cities shopping right at his or her doorstep. Women on the hunt for unique vintage items enjoy exploring the vast array of styles at My Sister's Closet, while those struggling to find trendy plus size clothing seek solace at Bombshell.

Grand Avenue may be St. Paul's classiest shopping destination, but it serves as just one of several options for local fashionistas. Antique obsessives prefer visiting the Mall of St. Paul, a Selby location boasting dozens of amazing antique dealers. For newer styles, the best spot in town is the trendy Karma Boutique, found in the distinctive Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

Dining in St. Paul, MN

If you consider yourself a culinary aficionado, you'll definitely enjoy living in an apartment near downtown St. Paul. Some of Minnesota's most distinctive restaurants are located in this area, including urban Italian Pazzaluna and the award-winning French eatery Meritage. However, only the St. Paul Grill receives the distinction of being named the city's best restaurant year after year. The food at the St. Paul Grill may be placed firmly in the classic American category, but its preparation by some of Minnesota's finest chefs lends even its basic burgers a feeling of class.

St. Paul is a foodie paradise, but you don't have to be big on organic or local food to enjoy the local dining scene. If you're a fan of old school eateries, you'll love the iconic Mickey's Diner. The tiny restaurant is based in an old-fashioned dining car, giving it a unique vibe you won't find anywhere else. From burgers and fries to chocolate malts, you can enjoy all of your favorites at Mickey's. If, however, you're in the mood for the rare delight of an amazingly greasy pizza, be sure to stop by Red's Savoy Pizza. The most alluring greasy food in the Cities, however, is found at the Minnesota State Fair, where, for two weeks every summer, you can enjoy every imaginable culinary creation on a stick.

Sports in St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis may be home to Target Field and Target Stadium (the respective homes of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves) and it may be the location of the upcoming Minnesota Vikings stadium, but it's not the only Minnesota city with excellent sporting opportunities. Hockey fans adore St. Paul, as it is the home base of the Minnesota Wild. The NHL team plays its home games at Xcel Energy Center which, when it's not being used as a hockey arena, serves as the home of the Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team and as a popular concert venue. Whether fans are attending Wild games or Lady Gaga concerts, Xcel Energy Center continues to be one of St. Paul's most prominent attractions.

Athletic types who lack an affinity for hockey can still find plenty of entertainment in and around St. Paul. The capital city is also home to Midway Stadium, where the independent St. Paul Saints play. They may not be affiliated with the MLB, but the St. Paul Saints are still super entertaining, particularly for younger baseball fans. In addition to baseball, local sports fans also express interest in a variety of nontraditional sports. For example, curling fans enjoy visiting the St. Paul Curling Club, the largest association of its kind in the United States. There are also countless opportunities for viewing college sporting events, as several smaller universities are located in St. Paul.

Transportation Options in St. Paul, MN

For the past several decades, getting around in the Twin Cities has been far easier for those equipped with cars. However, St. Paul cherishes an impressive transportation history; residents are eager to return the local transit system to its former glory. The early stages of this endeavor are being accomplished through improvements to the city bus system, as well as the addition of a light rail line connecting St. Paul to Minneapolis. This transit expansion ensures that, no matter which apartment you call home, you'll have no trouble getting where you need to go.

Union Depot serves as something of a transportation hub in St. Paul, connecting Amtrak trains, city buses and such regional bus networks as Greyhound and Jefferson. The historic structure serves as a cultural destination in its own right, with visitors coming from far away to marvel at Union Depot's wonderful architecture and historic splendor.

Weather in St. Paul, MN

Many prospective St. Paul residents find themselves discouraged by the prospect of chilly winters. And while the city receives a fair amount of snow, this should actually be regarded as an advantage. This snowfall allows St. Paul to be the host of one of the world's best winter carnivals. Each year, the St. Paul Winter Carnival hosts such spectacular events as ice and snow sculpting contests, snow slides and winter beer dabblers. There's no better way to survive the winter chill!

21 Neighborhoods in Saint Paul, MN

  • Battle Creek

    The mighty Mississippi, Highway 61, and the major regional rail center geographically separate the Battle Creek neighborhood, which sits east of downtown St. Paul, from the rest of the city. In fact, many lifelong St. Paul residents don't even realize this quiet area exists. Residents know it as a hidden gem, with one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the metro area, affordable housing in sleepy residential neighborhoods, and easy access to the Twin Cities and eastern suburbs.

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  • Como Park

    A quiet, residential area, the Como Park neighborhood consists of Victorian mansions and small mid-century modern homes artfully situated around the neighborhood's greatest asset, Como Park. Centrally located, this family neighborhood sits a mere three miles from downtown Saint Paul and nine miles from downtown Minneapolis.

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  • Concord-Robert

    Part of St. Paul's "West Side," the Concord-Robert neighborhood consists of beautiful mansions atop river bluffs as well as small homes, charming brick apartment blocks, industrial buildings and a busy commercial area. The neighborhood's convenient location, less than 2 miles from downtown St. Paul and 12 miles from downtown Minneapolis, attracts commuters and families to the area. Artists, yuppies and hipsters move to this area due to its fun vibe and proximity to up-and-coming lower-downtown.

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  • Conway

    Conway, a small neighborhood in St. Paul, features stunning mansions surrounded by serene wooded groves as well as modern apartment complexes and modest single-family homes. Situated between the Eastside and the inner-ring suburbs, Conway attracts new residents with its affordable cost of living and convenient location less than four miles from downtown St. Paul.

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  • Dayton's Bluff

    The southeast neighborhood of Dayton's Bluff sits high above the Mississippi River, just north of the St. Paul Airport. A highly picturesque and scenic area of town, Dayton's Bluff is home to a number of grand houses of historical and architectural significance. The densely built residential blocks contain a variety of housing styles from Queen Anne Victorians to brownstones and brick manors.

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  • Downtown St Paul

    Downtown St. Paul is centrally located southwest of Minneapolis off of 35 East and Highway 10, along the banks of the Mississippi. Rich in history and culturally diverse, Downtown St. Paul also focuses on a sense of community and a strong work ethic.

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  • Energy Park

    Conveniently located less than five miles from downtown St. Paul and eight miles from downtown Minneapolis, Energy Park was developed in the early 1980s on the site of former railroad yards. As a result, Energy Park is newer than most of the surrounding areas. The green parkland that surrounds this area as well as nearby neighborhoods full of stunning architecture lend the area a relaxing vibe in an otherwise urban neighborhood.

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  • Hamline-Midway

    Bungalows and cottages sit side by side with older Victorians and neat brick apartment buildings in the neighborhood of Hamline-Midway, centrally located just a couple of miles west of downtown Saint Paul. Residents love how easily they can get around town, thanks to I-94 running at the south side of the neighborhood, the bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly streets, and the wealth of public transportation, including multiple bus lines and the Central Corridor Light Rail Line.

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  • Highland

    In Highland Park, acres of bucolic park land and miles of scenic riverside trails exist among quiet tree-lined streets full of well-maintained older homes. One of the first areas of the Twin Cities to be settled, Highland Park remains one of the least densely populated areas of the metropolis. Predominantly a quiet family neighborhood, the area also houses students from nearby St. Thomas University. Its convenient location six miles from downtown St. Paul and 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis provides easy access to the city.

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  • Macalester-Groveland

    A close-knit community of families and students calls the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood home. Once comprised of just orchards and farms, the still-verdant area consists of modest but beautiful turn-of-the-century homes and the campuses of three private universities.

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  • Merriam Park East

    Apartments and condos in classic brick buildings welcome renters to the Merriam Park East neighborhood of Saint Paul. With the University of Minnesota just beyond Merriam Park East's borders, this community is popular with students and faculty. Interstate 94 cuts conveniently through the neighborhood, connecting residents to Minneapolis, two miles to the west, or Saint Paul, two miles to the east.

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  • Merriam Park West

    Conveniently located between downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Merriam Park neighborhood features Queen Anne and Pueblo Revival architecture from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Many families call the quiet tree-lined streets of the area home, as well as several students from the neighborhood's two nearest private colleges, Saint Thomas and Concordia.

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  • North of Maryland

    Located less than five miles from downtown St. Paul and 11 miles from downtown Minneapolis, the neighborhood north of Maryland Avenue straddles the border of Roseville and St. Paul. North of Maryland apartments provide a fantastic community filled with shops, restaurants, and other businesses. Residents also enjoy easy access to both downtown areas and an affordable cost of living.

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  • Payne-Phalen

    Payne-Phalen, one of the most densely populated areas of St. Paul since the 1970s, features beautiful historic homes, busy commercial districts and convenient access to downtown St Paul less than 3 miles away and downtown Minneapolis, 13 miles away. Unfortunately, the area also suffers from relatively high crime rates, something loyal residents are fighting to change. Eager to revitalize the area, proud lifelong residents and investors constantly breathe new life into the neighborhood by opening restaurants and shops, in hopes of positioning Payne-Phalen as an up-and-coming urban neighborhood.

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  • Roosevelt-Phalen Center

    Nestled between Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul's Eastside, and the suburb of Maplewood, Roosevelt-Phalen Center is a popular Saint Paul neighborhood. On the cusp of urban-suburban life and just four miles from downtown St. Paul, Roosevelt-Phalen Center offers its residents easy access to city amenities from the comfort of a relatively quiet residential area.

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  • South Como

    Close to serene Como Park as well as busy Rice Street, South Como hosts a range of commercial and residential options for its residents. Located just 3 miles from downtown St. Paul and 9 miles from Minneapolis, this neighborhood offers convenience for commuters, and its proximity to several colleges makes it ideal for students as well.

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  • South of Maryland

    In just minutes, residents of South of Maryland arrive at Interstate 35 for their work commutes, making it an attractive neighborhood to find a home for rent. In the evenings, locals enjoy a stroll up and down the sidewalk-lined street or hit Front Skate Park to show off their daring moves on a board. On the weekends, residents hang out in Marydale Park, where they can grill out in the picnic area while the youngsters enjoy the playground or fish for bluegills off the pier.

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  • St Anthony

    Surrounded by Como Park, the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and University Avenue, Saint Anthony Park offers a harmonious blend of serene parks, quiet residential streets and gritty urban commercial centers. Tucked in the northwest corner of Saint Paul, this centrally located neighborhood is just eight miles from downtown Saint Paul and seven miles from downtown Minneapolis.

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  • Summit Hill

    Situated in beautiful Saint Paul along the eastern border of Minneapolis, the Summit Hill neighborhood features oak-lined boulevards and historic Victorian mansions. Considering its location three miles west of downtown Saint Paul and eight miles east of downtown Minneapolis, this area an ideal neighborhood for commuters to either city. The centerpieces of the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood are its stately cathedral and its bustling commercial center along Grand Avenue. Summit Avenue was recently named one of America’s 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

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  • Summit-University

    A diverse neighborhood, Summit-Hill consists of Victorian mansions, oak-lined streets, wide boulevards designed for Sunday afternoon strolls, a handful of cozy pubs, and great playgrounds. Originally part of the historic Rondo neighborhood and affluent Summit Hill, this quiet residential neighborhood rests just three miles from downtown Saint Paul and a mere nine miles from downtown Minneapolis.

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  • West Seventh

    Labeled "on the verge of cool" by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, West Seventh offers an active and artistic scene for everyone from bicycle enthusiasts to theater geeks. Once a fur-trade path along the Mississippi, West Seventh Street is now a busy commercial street of shops and pubs, surrounded by residential streets. Families as well as a vibrant community of young artists and professionals call this area home, and they enjoy easy access to downtown St. Paul, 3 miles away, and downtown Minneapolis, 10 miles away.

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