St. Paul real estate can be found mainly on the east bank of the Mississippi River at a point where the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers converge. It is here that St. Paul connects to Minneapolis to form the “Twin Cities.” St. Paul is a city with 285,068 residents and as a part of the Twin Cities; St. Paul real estate attracts a number of major corporations. Ecolab, Securian Financial Group, Inc., Gander Mountain and Lawson Software are a few of the businesses with headquarters in St. Paul.
Access to and from the city is one of the advantages that make this area popular. There are many modes of transportation including three international, twelve domestic, four regional and seven charter carriers served by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. In addition, Interstate 494, Minnesota State Highways 77, 5 and 62 provide connections to St. Paul.
St. Paul homes for sale are spread across 17 unique neighborhoods. They include:
- Battle Creek and Highwood
- Como and Como Park
- Downtown St. Paul
- Greater East Side
- Hamline and Midway
- Highland Park
- Dayton’s Bluff
- Payne & Phalen
- Macalister and Groveland
- Merriam Park
- North End – South Como
With a wide selection of homes from extensive estates to the Downtown area where condominiums are an option, the choices are only limited by the lifestyle chosen. Dayton’s Bluff, for example is an area with some of the oldest homes in the city. Schools located in the St. Paul Public Schools district are within the second largest district in the state and are attended by approximately 42,000 students.
St. Paul’s beginnings can be traced to the 1800s when it was a trading and transportation center near Native American settlements. Becoming better known when it was designated as the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849, St. Paul is known regionally today for the Xcel Energy Center, which is the home of the Minnesota Wild, a professional hockey team. Choosing St. Paul real estate provides residents with a number of recreational outlets, including sports, museums, the opera and cultural venues.
Recreation locations include parks such as Harriet Island Regional Park, Battle Creek Regional Park, Highland Park, Lake Phalen, Lake Como, the Wabash Street Caves and the Como Zoo and Conservatory. The Irish Fair of Minnesota is held each year at the Harriet Island Pavilion and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, which attracts 350,000 visitors annually. With so many interesting things to do, St. Paul homes for sale can provide a choice for your next home.