While St. Paul was settled only slightly earlier than Minneapolis, it seems older because so much of early St Paul survives: old, brick buildings, divided boulevards, established neighborhoods even the trees are old. From the horse-drawn golden chariot on the state capitol's marble dome to Summit Avenue, the longest and best-preserved boulevard of Victorian mansions in the US, a stately 19th-century elegance permeates much of St. Paul.
In addition to feeling older than Minneapolis, St. Paul's population and economy have always trailed Minneapolis, which actually is one of the reasons people like to live here it feels more like a small town than a big city. St. Paul's downtown is compact and the streets are more wholly residential than the streets of Minneapolis. Grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, and the many historical and cultural sites are easily accessible by foot from most neighborhoods.
A true sense of community is fostered within St. Paul's 17 neighborhoods (here called districts), assisted by district councils that work together with city government, giving neighborhoods a voice in city and state decisions. District councils are also active in civic beautification, community gardening, home improvement, recycling, and they work closely with the St. Paul Police Department on crime prevention. Call the district councils listed at the end of each neighborhood profile for more information about a specific neighborhood.
St. Paul's police force is organized into three districts, western (north and south), central and eastern. Each district has several neighborhood substations. The telephone numbers given with each neighborhood are for the stations from which officers prepare to go out on patrol. For information about crime in a particular neighborhood, call the St. Paul Crime Prevention Coordinator at 651-292-3625. This office will connect you with appropriate district councils. St. Paul's annual crime reports and maps of crime locations (STAT Map) are posted on the internet at www.st.paul.gov/police or call 651-292-3501. The St. Paul Pioneer Press also has a website to help you find out about crime in different parts of town, www.pioneerplanet.com/archive/crime.
As the state’s capital city, St. Paul, MN’s real estate selection features homes that are among the most enviable locations to settle. The second most populous city in the state, St. Paul has a thriving metropolitan center complete with bustling commercial and retail districts. It’s also home to many of the North Star State’s interesting destinations and sights, as well as one of the most prolific educational districts in the entire region. Read More...
Although it’s widely known as a bustling metropolitan city, the St. Paul homes for sale that we have listed are actually located in the inner suburbs of the city. Contrary to initial impressions, the residences we have listed are actually quite spacious and boast large lot areas compared to other suburban developments. The majority of these are single-family townhouses, but we also have luxurious residences such as manors and large cottages on our list.
Such a large city means you’ll potentially be browsing through an extremely long list of properties that might be worth investing your money in. Unfortunately, time isn’t something we can just waste without any thought, and it’s very easy to settle on a property just because It’s within your budget. MN Property Group understands the struggle, and we know that time and money are invaluable resources.
Our advanced property search allows you to view the latest homes for sale, and it’s all filtered down based on the criteria you input. This doesn’t just make our directory more accurate, the properties we have listed will always be worth taking a look at. Show Less...
Home is More Important Than Ever Here on our blog, we write about the buying and selling of homes often. It is what we know, what we do, and what we share. But the concept of what a home means to our families and us is also an important topic. We ... Read More