Saint Paul, MN

Welcome to Saint Paul

Steeped in traditional values and a community-oriented vibe, this University Town is a cornucopia of prestige and entertainment.
 
East of Minneapolis and glimmering along the scenic bends of the Mississippi River, the city of Saint Paul serves as Minnesota's capital and the second half of the state’s iconic Twin Cities. It’s a city overflowing with vitality, one where a distinctive urban character doesn’t undermine the palpable Midwest friendliness and warmth. Saint Paul real estate is known for its luxury high rise condos and beautiful homes and townhouses. 
 
Saint Paul has long been a beacon for trade and commercial business in the Midwest, and the modern-day city has transitioned from its past railroad heydays into a dynamic powerhouse home to Fortune 500 companies and a thriving local business sector. Saint Paul is also known for its highly educated population and distinguished universities, including University of St. Thomas, St. Catherines, Hamline, Macalester, etc.
 
As saturated in history as it is, it should come as no surprise that much of Saint Paul’s most desirable residential real estate is found among its gorgeous historic homes and properties. From renovated, riverside lofts tucked away in 19th-century buildings to Victorian mansions, bungalows, and eclectic manors, the historic offerings of Saint Paul are ideal for those drawn to charismatic properties. Closer to downtown, potential buyers will encounter a plethora of high-rise penthouses and condominiums, outfitted with the latest luxuries.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant history and culture
  • Diverse population and entertainment 
  • Home to many of the state’s top educational opportunities
  • Visiting the Minnesota State Capitol
 

Local Lifestyle

The residents of Saint Paul know a thing or two about sophistication, and in addition to its historic charm, the city is also brimming with ways to enjoy the arts. High-end restaurants and distinctive cuisine make Saint Paul a gastronome’s paradise, and the up-and-coming ambiance of Saint Paul draws in those who appreciate a harmony between old and new.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

From upscale clothing boutiques like Stephanie’s and niche specialty shops like Patina, to the riverfront Downtown district and everything in between, Saint Paul positively delights retail enthusiasts with its many shopping opportunities. Fashionistas and shoppers are particularly drawn to the Grand Avenue district, which serves as the commercial hub for the city and boasts dozens of name-brand stores and quaint cafes along its corridor.
 
The epicurean joys of Saint Paul are unmatched, and here the cuisine can vary from sumptuous New American to globally-inspired must-tries. The St. Paul Grill, for instance, showcases the best of steakhouse classics in a ritzy environment, while the laid-back, retro atmosphere of Tongue in Cheek creates the perfect foundation for a menu of innovative cocktails and sustainable eats.
 
For delectable French food, there’s nowhere better than Meritage, whose menu is bursting with elegant, seasonal dishes. The flavors of both Italian and Mediterranean fare come together to create the menu of Hyacinth, a special restaurant beloved by locals and visitors alike.
 
Revival St. Paul brings the bold, comforting goodness of Southern cuisine to the table in their low-key restaurant, while The Lexington stands out as St. Paul’s premier fine dining institution. W.A. Frost & Company has been feeding the community of Saint Paul for more than 40 years, embodying classy American cuisine at its best. The city further proves its culinary prowess thanks to incredible establishments like Cooks of Crocus Hill, a revered one-stop-shop for cooking classes and cookware.
 

What is Saint Paul, MN known for?

Saint Paul, MN is home to art institutions such as the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It also offers nature preserves like the Minnehaha Regional Park and Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park.

 

Is Saint Paul, Minnesota a good place to live?

Niche ranked Saint Paul the 30th best city in America for young professionals. It was also ranked the 36th most diverse American city, and the 45th best city to live in America.

 

Is Saint Paul, MN Expensive?

The median home value of Saint Paul homes is $217,100. Saint Paul, MN housing is around 2% higher than the national average. That said, utilities in Saint Paul are almost 5% lower. Living in St. Paul, MN is slightly less expensive than Minneapolis.

 

Things to Do

Saint Paul’s options for activities are just as diverse as the residents themselves, and no matter what the interest is, the city is likely to have it covered. Those who love connecting with the community will want to check out the city’s packed social calendar, which includes the Minnesota State Fair. The largest in the nation, this lively event brings together thousands of attendees for a mix of live performances, carnival rides, vendors, and games. Other celebrations include the annual Winter Carnival, as well as the smaller, weekly Saint Paul Farmers Market.
 
Saint Paul is also full of interesting facilities and entertainment spaces, including the one-of-a-kind Can Can Wonderland. Often defined as whimsical, this invigorating spot has everything from mini-golf and a stellar arcade to live music performances and creative foods.
 
Sports enthusiasts are within not one, but three top-tier facilities, for the state’s NHL, Major League Soccer, and Minor League Baseball teams. However, the Xcel Energy Center, CHS Field, and the Allianz Field offer more than sports, often hosting some of the state’s hottest events. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is one of the leading not-for-profit performing centers in the nation, and the Como Park & Conservatory is a sprawling outdoor destination with fun for the whole family.
 

Schools

Saint Paul is home to a number of excellent schools. Saint Paul is particularly well-known for its collection of colleges and universities. Top educational opportunities include:

 

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