Downtown St. Paul is small but the residential population has grown to about 8050 people. I like to think of it as the other neighborhood because it is so different. The housing is different too because most of it is condominiums.
In recent years more apartments have been added to the mix. In the last couple of years, more bars and restaurants have opened in the area. There are also fewer businesses downtown and a lot of vacant offices and retail space.
Here is a look at downtown condo prices over the last 5 years. Prices have gone up. No surprise.
The data in the chart above comes from the NorthstarMLS which is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.