Which St. Paul Areas are the Best for Buying a Home?

Buying a home

If you’re looking for a place to live in St. Paul, there are a ton of great options to choose from. Whether you are renting or buying, you have to make decisions based on what type of lifestyle you want. There are quiet residential streets, stylish urban lofts and areas by coffee shops or nightlife. Consider the amenities you’re looking for in a neighborhood and what type of lifestyle you want before making a decision.

Como Neighborhood

If you’re interested in real estate in Como, you’ll be near the large Como Park and Como Zoo and Lake Como which is next to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. You’ll find small apartments on Snelling Avenue and single family homes of various sizes in the rest of the neighborhood. It’s a much more desirable neighborhood than most in St. Paul because of the local amenities and home prices. It’s a quiet area except during the State Fair.

Sunray/Battle Creek/Highwood

For those considering the Battle Creek area in southeast St. Paul, the neighborhood is surrounding the river is industrial with factories, a waste water treatment plant and rail yards. The Pigs Eye Lake area used to be a dumping ground for hazardous materials for several years. On the bright side, it’s more affordable to live here.

Downtown St. Paul

Downtown St. Paul has less residential buildings compared to downtown Minneapolis but the area is growing. People want to live downtown and while it once was a quiet area, now you’ll find new bars, restaurants and stores opening up to attract more people.

Lowertown St. Paul has artists moving into studios and the St. Paul’s Farmer’s Market in the summer. You’ll find condos and apartments converted from old factories or office buildings. It’s a little more expensive but more affordable than downtown Minneapolis.

Dayton’s Bluff

Dayton’s Bluff is a hilly neighborhood east of downtown St. Paul where you’ll find a lot of diversity. The area is safe, quiet and has a mix of older homes and new homes.


This area is on the west side of St. Paul with Hamline University making the neighborhood full of students. There are small and medium family homes and apartment buildings in this area.

These are just a few of the many great places to buy a home in St. Paul.

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