Downtown Saint Paul Neighborhood Highlights

The borders of Downtown Saint Paul are made up of University Avenue to the north, Marion Street to the west, Interstate 94 to the east, and the Mississippi River to the south. The river’s presence not only offers beautiful views from offices and condominiums, but also provides a place of recreation with green spaces and trails. With the Capitol just a few blocks, downtown St. Paul is an ideal location for government workers. Additionally, many state offices are located in the area. Industrialized areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul are within short driving distance. Easy access to I-94 connects you quickly with the rest of the Twin Cities.

Downtown St. Paul is home to a number of attractions. The Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild hockey team, is located on Kellogg Boulevard. Glacier Plaza, McNally Smith College of Music, and the Minnesota World Trade Center are also located Downtown. The Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota History Museum and the Children's Museum are all located Downtown. Downtown also boasts the Ordway and the historical Landmark Center. Some of the Twin Cities' best restaurants are located here, such as the St. Paul Grill, Kincaid's, and Fhima and Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant. The skyway system makes it easy and convenient to walk instead of drive to your destination, even in the dead of winter!

Downtown St. Paul boasts quite a few popular parks. Biking and running trails along the Mississippi River downtown connect the neighborhood to many other areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Mears Park, Kellogg Mall Park, Rice Park and Harriet Island are all popular locations for recreation. Mears Park hosts a Thursday nigh concert series every week during the summer through September. Rice Park hosts St. Paul Winter Carnival events, including an outdoor ice rink. Harriet Island is a popular location for outdoor music and festivals. The Taste of Minnesota is also held each summer on the Island.

There isn't a lot of real estate in the Downtown section of St. Paul, which is also known as “Lowertown” but it is changing rapidly into a residential neighborhood. There are few single family homes but multi-family dwellings are prevalent within the neighborhood. Listings in Downtown Saint Paul are up slightly from this time last year, but this neighborhood’s housing supply has been more balanced than other neighborhoods. Also unlike many other Twin City neighborhoods, Saint Paul’s Downtown has been having more closed home sales than this time last year. Being close to the core of St. Paul has made Downtown residential real estate a hot commodity lately!

Real estate in downtown St. Paul
has been evolving into a more and more residential area over the last several years. Some of the new homes include lofts, condos, and studios in renovated historic buildings and warehouses. There are newer luxury condominiums and apartments available along the river.

Homes downtown are in a variety of price ranges. In 2005, the median sales price of a home, condo, town home, or loft in Downtown Saint Paul was $180,613. Since the year 2008 began, the average price at which a Downtown home sells has risen 20% to $224,716, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities. Single family homes here start as low as $19,900 and climb to over $500,000.

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