Welcome to St. Paul
Congenial and close-knit urban epicenter
The charming city of St. Paul neighbors Minneapolis to the east, creating the Twin Cities. Here, you’ll find homey residential zones all within proximity to urban districts, historic and fun amenities, and nature areas. St. Paul residents have access to dozens of parks, lakes and ponds, and other outdoor recreations such as boating. Overall, the city provides a hustle-and-bustle feel, plus it radiates a calming, peaceful vibe.
St. Paul offers its residents more than just the popular natural amenities. The area has an overwhelming amount of highly-reviewed eateries and luxury shops. Additionally, the historic buildings give the city a timeless charm. This community is beloved by families seeking urban amenities without sacrificing a pleasant environment.
What to Love
- Friendly, close-knit neighborhoods
- Eclectic eateries and popular nightlife
- Historic, charming atmosphere
People & Lifestyle
St. Paul thrives with its welcoming ambiance, various forms of public transportation, and historic, culturally diverse atmosphere. With dozens of parks and independent shops and eateries, St. Paul attracts a mixture of families, students, and professionals. The charming residential areas, along with the town’s rich history, make St. Paul a one-of-a-kind and highly sought-after city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
St. Paul offers residents many amenities, and there is no shortage of things to do. There are a variety of parks and lakes, plus culturally diverse eateries and shopping districts to enjoy.
On Grand Avenue, just north of the 35E freeway, you’ll find a plethora of highly-rated boutiques and eateries. Add new furniture, decor, and engaging centerpieces with one-of-a-kind antiques from any of these highly reviewed stores: RC Antique Mall, Old Stuff, and Missouri Mouse Antiques. Visit Patina when you’re stuck on what to gift a relative or want to add new knick-knacks to your home. Grab clothing, gifts, and baby items at Pacifier Kids Baby Boutique.
Start the morning off with freshly baked pastries from Rose Street Patisserie. Try Brasa, known for being a casual eatery that showcases slow-cooked, Creole-style comfort food. After work, grab a table with friends at Estelle to enjoy inventive cocktails and homemade pasta. Prefer to eat at home? Consider grabbing gourmet groceries and artisanal ingredients at Golden Fig Fine Foods. For your next date night, make reservations for two at W.A. Frost & Company. Here you’ll be able to dine in an upscale, historic venue and pair your meals with delicate wines. For the dairy-lovers, grab scoops of ice cream and slices of pizza at the Grand Ole Creamery & Grand Pizzeria. For your next charcuterie board, grab fine deli meats and gourmet cheeses at St. Paul Cheese Shop. Order wood-fired Neapolitan pies at the family-friendly Punch Pizza. From coffee to sandwiches and Italian meals, visit Due Focacceria.
Things to Do
In mid-June, just along Grand Avenue, attend the Grand Old Days Festival for family fun, vendors, food, and more. Bring the family for a walk down the historic Summit Avenue to view landmarks such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House and Summit Overlook Park. The beautiful Mississippi Gorge Regional Park offers locals a sightline of color-changing oak trees, biking & hiking trails, picnic tables, and fishing areas. Walk along a scenic path toward a charming waterfall, or perhaps take your boat to Hidden Falls Regional Park. If seeking a stroll through university grounds, visit the local Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas. Do you love walking down forestry trails? Venture off down a paved, forest-filled trail at Crosby Farm Regional Park.
This city touts an exemplary display of academic opportunities for its students. A few of St. Paul’s most notable schools are:
- Como Park Elementary School, K-5
- Murray Middle School, 6-8
- Como Park Senior High School, 9-12