Here are some links and resources for information about St. Paul neighborhoods. Home buyers let me know that they want to live in a “decent” neighborhood. It is against the Federal Fair Housing Law for me to recommend a neighborhood or to recommend against one. I have lived in St. Paul my entire life and I really do know the neighborhoods and can answer a lot of questions. When selecting a neighborhood keep in mind that not all housing styles and prices ranges are available in every neighborhood.
Every month I list average home sale prices in St. Paul by neighborhood, it is a good starting point for determining affordability. The numbers I have go back a few years. Check the local prices and market conditions too.
Friends and family can sometimes recommend a neighborhood too. For more information about how walkable a neighborhood is I have a link on the side bar to a site that provides a walk score. A buyer can put in the address of a home and find out what is near the home. A zip code can be used to find out more about a larger area.
Walking through a neighborhood or even driving it a great way to find out more. If crime rates are a concern St. Paul has a grid system. The city is split into 12 block grids and crime rates are available for each grid through the St. Paul Police web site.
St. Paul has a district council system. Each neighborhood has a district council and they are a wonderful resource for St. Paul residents and for people who want to learn more about neighborhoods. Responsibilities of the councils include: planning and advising on the physical, economic, and social development of their areas; identifying needs; initiating community programs; recruiting volunteers; and sponsoring community events.
- District 1 — Battle Creek / Highwood
- District 2 — The Greater East Side
- District 3 — West Side Citizens Organization
- District 4 — Dayton’s Bluff District 4 Community Council
- District 5 — Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council
- District 6 — District 6 Planning Council
- District 7 — District 7 Planning Council
- District 8 —
- District 9 — Fort Road / West Seventh Federation
- District 10 — Como Park
- District 11 — Hamline-Midway
- District 12 — St. Anthony Park
- District 13 — Union Park District Council
- District 14 — Macalester-Groveland
- District 15 — Highland Park
- District 16 — Summit Hill Association
- District 17 — CapitolRiver Council
To understand the schools check out the open enrollment web site.