Of course I sell homes all over St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. But there are three neighborhoods within the city limits that are special to me.
The Macalester/Groveland neighborhood (Saint Paul
MN MLS 750) is home to three colleges; The University of St Thomas,
Macalester College, and the College of St. Catherine. In addition to
good public schools, there are some well-respected private schools in
this neighborhood, including Nativity Elementary School, and Cretin
High School. At the the time of this writing, there are 81 single
family homes for sale in on Macalester Groveland on the Saint Paul MN
MLS. Average asking price is $401,819, at an average cost of $207 per
finished square foot. If you are looking for a vintage home or a any
other specimen of classic St. Paul MN real estate, this is the place to
be; the average year built is 1925. If you are lucky, you might get to
bid on a Georgian Colonial, a tudor in King's Maplewood, or a stately
Summit Avenue home that features a grand fireplace.
The Highland Park neighborhood (Saint Paul MN MLS
752) sits atop of of the beautiful east banks of the Mississippi River,
directly across from Minneapolis. At the other end of the Ford Bridge,
you will find Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. The homes tend to be newer
here, and many were built in the 1950's and 1960's; there are not as
many from the 20's and 30's era. Generally there are about seven dozen
single family homes available in this St. Paul MN real estate market at
any given time, at an average asking price of about 400K. As expected
the average year-built for these homes comes in at about 1944. Let's
go check out some nice colonial homes with riverfront views or perhaps
a handsome brick colonial on a large lot.
The West Side or Cherokee/Riverview community (Saint
Paul MN MLS 728) is actually south of downtown and borders Dakota
County. It is not actually West of anything in St. Paul. If you are in St. Paul and travel to the west you will wind up in Minneapolis. The Cherokee/Riverview community has been called the "West Side" since the Pioneer days because if you travel
north on the Mississippi, it is the only part of St. Paul on the left
(west) side of the river. It is just across from the high bridge and
three other bridges from downtown. Also, because of its proximity to
West St. Paul and Mendota Heights, many of the students in this
neighborhood go to Independent Public School District 197 thru open
enrollment, or to private schools in Cherokee Riverview or West St.
Paul. Value wise, I consider this particular Saint Paul MN real estate
market a very affordable place to live, with close proximity to all of
the amenities the city has to offer.
However, all three of these communities have easy access to
downtown, freeways, and the airport. Generally speaking, this area has
more homes for sale on the St. Paul MN MLS at any given time. For
example, at this moment, there are 107 single family homes for sale in
the Riverview/Cherokee community. Average asking price comes in much
lower here at a jaw-dropping asking price of $156,688. Top prices
seldom exceed 400k in this part of the city.
To browse the inventory of homes in St. Paul, just follow this link.