Saint Paul

Saint Paul

The well-known capital city of Saint Paul is today home to around 285 thousand of Minnesota’s residents. Known as one of the two Twin Cities, the Saint Paul area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. By the mid-1800’s, Saint Paul had established itself as a central trading center in the Upper Midwest.

Today the city offers plenty to do, whether it’s the city’s multiple parks, a close proximity to the Mississippi River or the Excel Energy Center, home to the Minnesota Wild hockey team.

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Recreation

The city of St. Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department provides residents with activities from toddler open gym to senior bowling night and everything in-between. There are sports leagues for all ages of athletes as well as public pools and golf courses to be enjoyed by all. St. Paul is also home to the Como Zoo and Conservatory, which is one of the few free zoos in the country.

Shopping

If you love to shop, Saint Paul offers countless stores and shopping areas for you to explore. Looking for fresh produce? Check out the St. Paul farmer’s market. If it’s clothing - or virtually anything else - that you’re after, the boutiques along Grand Avenue or Selby Avenue provide the perfect place to stop. Shops are sprinkled throughout the city, including beautiful areas in Highland Park and St. Anthony Park. Short on time? Rosedale Center is a great option. Plus, the famous Mall of America is just minutes away!

Dining

St. Paul’s dining scene has just about everything that you could possibly imagine. From the historic American cuisine at W.A. Frost, to amazing sushi at Saji-Ya, to over the top Italian from Scusi, you simply can’t go wrong – the list is endless.

Green/Environmental

St. Paul strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible. With an extended list of acceptable recyclables that no longer need to be sorted, the city makes it easy to go green. Also, with the push for local sustainable produce – available at the St. Paul farmer’s markets – and the new extension of the light rail metropolitan transportation system, St. Paul continues to reduce its impact on the environment daily.

Schools

The city of St. Paul provides amazing educational opportunities to its residents. With a public school system that encompasses 82 schools and a plethora of top rated private schools, they’ve got K-12 covered. The district relies on a mix of standard coursework, with Advanced Placement (AP), College in the Schools (CIS), International Baccalaureate (IB), international language programs, career and technical courses to ensure that students are well prepared for the future. And colleges/universities from a campus of the University of Minnesota, to Hamline University, to the William Mitchell College of Law and many others, St. Paul has the second highest number of higher education institutions per capita in the nation.

Transportation

Getting around in St. Paul is, in a word, easy. Besides the Interstates and Highways, the metropolitan transit system is fantastic. With buses and the ever-expanding light rail system the entire metro area is within a short, comfortable ride. There are also park and ride lots, making it easy for those commuting from outside the city to access the public transportation system. St. Paul also features a small downtown airport, as well as the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport just outside of the city limits.

Local Government

St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and features four Senate districts and eight House of Representatives districts. The city utilizes a strong mayor-council form of government, led by the Mayor Chris Coleman.

City History

The area that would become the modern day Twin Cities was first settled in order to establish a military fort. Originally called Fort Saint Anthony, Fort Snelling still stands at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The area became important as a trading destination for settlers heading to the west as the area continued to develop.

Interestingly, while Minnesota was still a territory, the legislature voted to move the capital to St. Peter, but Joe Rolette – a legislator – stole the signed bill and went into hiding, therefore preventing the move. Saint Paul has remained the capital ever since. The city is a natural landing, and because of this, it became the last accessible stop for steamboats heading upriver.mThe city continued to grow and develop, at one point it became a famous hideout for notorious gangsters such as John Dillinger. Since then it has flourished into a beautiful, diverse city, welcoming all who choose to call St. Paul home.

The city of St. Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department provides residents with activities from toddler open gym to senior bowling night and everything in-between. There are sports leagues for all ages of athletes as well as public pools and golf courses to be enjoyed by all. St. Paul is also home to the Como Zoo and Conservatory, which is one of the few free zoos in the country.

If you love to shop, Saint Paul offers countless stores and shopping areas for you to explore. Looking for fresh produce? Check out the St. Paul farmer’s market. If it’s clothing - or virtually anything else - that you’re after, the boutiques along Grand Avenue or Selby Avenue provide the perfect place to stop. Shops are sprinkled throughout the city, including beautiful areas in Highland Park and St. Anthony Park. Short on time? Rosedale Center is a great option. Plus, the famous Mall of America is just minutes away!

St. Paul’s dining scene has just about everything that you could possibly imagine. From the historic American cuisine at W.A. Frost, to amazing sushi at Saji-Ya, to over the top Italian from Scusi, you simply can’t go wrong – the list is endless.

St. Paul strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible. With an extended list of acceptable recyclables that no longer need to be sorted, the city makes it easy to go green. Also, with the push for local sustainable produce – available at the St. Paul farmer’s markets – and the new extension of the light rail metropolitan transportation system, St. Paul continues to reduce its impact on the environment daily.

The city of St. Paul provides amazing educational opportunities to its residents. With a public school system that encompasses 82 schools and a plethora of top rated private schools, they’ve got K-12 covered. The district relies on a mix of standard coursework, with Advanced Placement (AP), College in the Schools (CIS), International Baccalaureate (IB), international language programs, career and technical courses to ensure that students are well prepared for the future. And colleges/universities from a campus of the University of Minnesota, to Hamline University, to the William Mitchell College of Law and many others, St. Paul has the second highest number of higher education institutions per capita in the nation.

Getting around in St. Paul is, in a word, easy. Besides the Interstates and Highways, the metropolitan transit system is fantastic. With buses and the ever-expanding light rail system the entire metro area is within a short, comfortable ride. There are also park and ride lots, making it easy for those commuting from outside the city to access the public transportation system. St. Paul also features a small downtown airport, as well as the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport just outside of the city limits.

St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and features four Senate districts and eight House of Representatives districts. The city utilizes a strong mayor-council form of government, led by the Mayor Chris Coleman.

The area that would become the modern day Twin Cities was first settled in order to establish a military fort. Originally called Fort Saint Anthony, Fort Snelling still stands at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The area became important as a trading destination for settlers heading to the west as the area continued to develop.

Interestingly, while Minnesota was still a territory, the legislature voted to move the capital to St. Peter, but Joe Rolette – a legislator – stole the signed bill and went into hiding, therefore preventing the move. Saint Paul has remained the capital ever since. The city is a natural landing, and because of this, it became the last accessible stop for steamboats heading upriver.mThe city continued to grow and develop, at one point it became a famous hideout for notorious gangsters such as John Dillinger. Since then it has flourished into a beautiful, diverse city, welcoming all who choose to call St. Paul home.

Market Activity for St. Paul | September, 2020

There were 152 homes sold last month, while sales in the past year were 3,382. On average, the homes sold in the past month were 1,612 sq. ft. with the maximum size sold being 5,563 sq. ft., and they averaged three bedrooms. In comparison, homes sold in the past year averaged 1,608 sq. ft. in size, so there is very little change.

Activity in St. Paul has held relatively firm in month to year comparisons with a small uptick in the average sales price.

The average sales price in the past month was $286,974, growing just 4.9 percent over the average sales price for the previous year at $273,633, making for a solidly performing real estate marketplace in the area. That makesSt. Paula little more affordable than your average area in the U.S.; the national median sale price for a home has been $350,000.

Currently, St. Paul has an inventory of 915 listings for sale. Homes listed for sale average 1,733 sq. ft. in size – although the square footage maximum is 9,248 – with three bedrooms and one bathrooms.

As for the average days on market, St. Paul has held fairly constant. The county’s 41 DOM is 0 percent above the year average of 41 DOM.

The average price for listed properties currently is $332,455. The most expensive home in this region is currently priced at $2.5 million. The most affordable single-family home was $99,900, and at the other end, the most expensive single-family home purchased in the last month was $1.1 million.

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