Payne-Phalen suffers from rising crime rates, absentee landlords and deteriorating housing. A September 1999 report from the Community Revitalization Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota states that "the greatest concentration of crime along St. Paul's East Side ls located south of Maryland and east of Edgerton along Arcade Street and Payne Avenue"-the very center of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood. That said, those considering housing here will find houses that are simpler and smaller than the opulent spreads that surround Minneapolis'
lakes. Even houses along Wheelock Parkway are distinctly low-key. You will be close to excellent recreation amenities, however. Lake Phalen is surrounded by a substantial expanse of rolling hills, a golf course, tree-shaded bluffs and a paved running path. In the summer you can rent sailboats and in the winter, the park offers cross-country ski lessons.
Residential areas around Lake Phalen are in many ways similar to the North End: modest two-story frame houses; bungalows and Midwesternsquares (as well as a scattering of unique turn-of-the-century Victorian houses) are found on the southern end, and rows of larger Colonials and bungalows line the gradual slope toward Lake Phalen.
Web Sites: www.d.stpaul.mn.us, www.tcfreenetorg, www.esndc.org
Area Code: 651
Zip Codes: 55101, 55106
Post Offices: Dayton Bluff Station, 1425 Minnehaha Avenue; Seeger Square Station, 886 Arcade Street (all post office branches can be reached at 800-275-8777).
Police: Eastern District Patrol Team, 651-292-3565
Emergency Hospital: St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, 640 Jackson Street, 651-221-3456
library: Arlington Hills, 1105 Greenbrier Street, 651-793-3930
Community Resource: District 5 Planning Council, 1014 Payne Avenue, 651-774-5234
Community Publications: St. Paul Grand Gazette, 651-699-1462; St. Poul Pioneer Press, 651-222-5011, www.pioneerplanet.com
Transportation: Bus Lines: 8: Downtown/Signal Hills/Inver Hills; 11: Downtown/Maplewood Mall/Inver Hills; 14: Downtown/Hillcrest/Ford Plant; 15: Downtown/Mahtomedi/Century College; a Park & Ride lot is at Larpenteur Avenue and Arcade Street.
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