Welcome to Highland Park St. Paul, MN
Highland Village is the hub of life in Highland Park. This is the main spot where you can do some shopping, and grab a bite to eat.
Hey everyone, If You’re relocating here from out of state or moving to the Twin Cities from another part of Minnesota. This video will give you a closer look at Highland Park!
Is it the best neighborhood in St. Paul?
If you’re someone who wants to live in the city in a nice walkable neighborhood with beautiful houses, you like the charm and character of older homes, and you want to be centrally located. Then definitely put Highland on your list.
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Highland is really a small town in the city “St. Paul Small as we say.”
The neighborhood is the slice at the Southwest corner of Saint Paul, surrounded by the Mississippi River on the South and West with Randolph Avenue on the North and 35 E to the East. All of Highland Park is in the 55116 zip code. It includes the Highland Village area and the West 7th/Sibley Plaza area.
There’s nearly something for everyone here. River trails and falls along the Mississippi River, along with Hidden Falls and Crosby Park, provide opportunity for biking, hiking and walking wooded trails and paths.
There’s an 18 hole golf course the highland national, and the Highland 9 right next to it.
You have Circus Juventus, the Charles Schulz indoor ice arena, and the highland Park little league fields.
Highland is also fortunate to have access to public transit via multiple routes that connect to all areas of both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Highland has a number of local along with chain restaurants and coffee shops.
You can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, shop at numerous stores or go to a movie at the Highland Theatre which is one of the only remaining movie theaters in Saint Paul.
For breakfast we recommend stopping in at the Highland Grill,
for lunch you have to try oldest deli in Minnesota…. Cecils. They are famous around the globe, for their made from-scratch matzo ball and chicken soup, and hot reubens.
For dinner get yourself a reservation at Joans in the Park. It’s a small, from scratch kitchen with a great dining experience.
One of the reasons people gravitate to Highland Park is the fact that there are a variety of homes to chose from.
Everything from a post war Starter homes to multi million dollar luxury homes. In general as you go south from I 94 the neighborhoods in St. Paul go from older to newer as the area was developed. So, in the south part of Highland especially you will find more mid century style homes. Highland has a lot of 1920’s - 40’s two story homes, bungalows, colonials, tudors, 4 squares you name it.
What’s important to you in your next home? Does the yard size matter?
Highland has a majority of the homes on a typical city lot about 40x125 or .11 acres’. However there are some streets that have larger lots. Sometimes, you’ll find a lot and a half or a double lot on the Avenues north of ford pkwy. If you want a larger lot though look south of Ford Pkwy just in general, or along Mississippi River Blvd, Highland Pkwy can tend to have wider lots, Mount Curve Blvd and Edgecumbe rd also can have larger lots. Even streets like Hillcrest will have wider lots, 60-80’ wide is common and if you look for the windy streets like Upper and lower St. Dennis, and Colvin you’ll find larger lots. Some on ⅓ of an acre, ½ an acre to over an acre.
The average sale price this year for a house in Highland is $483,000 with the lowest price home selling for 160K and the highest this year so far at $1.6million.
Most of the homes here are nice. Just walk around and you can see the pride of ownership. There are some even more distinctive pockets of homes throughout Highland. For example this one just east of the golf course where the average sale price is right around $700K. Then of course you have the river blvd, homes along Edgcumbe, highland pwky, homes close to the river on streets like Mount Curve and Woodlawn. There is a really nice pocket of homes just on the south border of St. Kate’s university.
Edcumbe blvd. Larger lot sizes.
River road and the north and south streets next to it. Saint Kates pocket. South of ford pkwy St. Dennis.. Bohland Hillcrest etc. These are distinctive the rest is also very nice.
The highland bridge is a 122 acre redevelopment of the old Ford plant. I believe it’s one of the largest urban redevelopments in the county. They are adding 3800 housing units with 20% being affordable housing. There are 300 row homes being built and some have already sold anywhere from the $600k’s to over a million. They are also selling custom single family homes along the river.
They are adding $150,000 sf of retail, 55+ acres of parks and rec, and 265,000sf of office space.
Some of the parks are already open, with pickle ball, volleyball, a skate park and a dog park.
Highland is home to a lot of great schools. Everything from public to charter, religious, and private schools. This is strong reason people chose highland park.
Schools like Horace Mann elementary, highland park elementary, middle, and high school. Highland Catholic, Cretin Durham Hall high school has a $15,340 tuition which includes registration, books, and some activities. St. Paul Academy private k-12. The high school tuition will only set you back $34,690.
There is also a women’s private university St. Kates!
If good schools are a box to check off on your list then you should consider Highland Park
Highland Park is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in St. Paul and the Twin Cities. Is it the best? Could you see yourself living here?
We just covered a number of pro’s to the neighborhood. Why shouldn’t you live in Highland Park?
This list is pretty small but a few things to consider.
With a nice neighborhood and central location comes higher property taxes it just does.. Some clients that we’ve helped have moved to the suburbs for a little lower taxes.One pretty common landing place borders highland park and that is Mendota Heights.
Depending on where you live in the neighborhood you aren’t going to have quick access to the freeway. You’ll have to drive a little and it’s not far maybe 5 minutes. If you in the southern part of the neighborhood or on the easter part you have quick access to 35E and hwy 62.
Some residents that lived here for a long time have expressed concern about what the new development at the highland bridge might do to traffic along Ford parkway and the main arteries like cretin ave. Some feel like traffic during rush hour can get back up on Ford Pkwy. Its all relative. If you are moving here from LA or New York you’re going to laugh at our rush hour. It will be nothing to you.
Cost of housing. A lot of people that live here are generational residents their families have lived here and they are going to stay no matter what. Some when it comes time for more space end up in the suburbs to get a bigger house for less money.
The streets in the winter. If you live in Minnesota snowy streets are just something you put up with. Some parts of the metro do a better job than others with clearing the snow off of the streets. St. Paul… let’s just say doesn’t get an A+ in this category. Part of it just goes with living in the city. The streets tend to get more narrow in the winter and some years they can get pretty rough.
That’s city living though. You are going to pay a little extra to have the amenities and be close to the action.
The pros far outweigh the cons of highland park in our book. It really is a prime gem of a neighborhood.
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