Our state capitol city is a desirable place to live for anyone and especially those who like a combination of classic architecture, boutique charm, and a wide variety of dining and entertainment venues. Although with all those amenities, it can be hard to find an affordable house to buy when you may still be working off student loan debt, just getting settled into a new career, or may be looking for a new beginning.
Two great neighborhoods within St. Paul to consider are West 7th neighborhood (also known to St. Paul natives as “The West End” or “Homecroft”) and the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. Whether your work urban or suburban, these thriving areas are close to freeway access and public transportation for easy commuting. And they both have an average home sale price of $190,000.
West 7th, formally an industrial area, is now filled with local Mom-N-Pop restaurants, a new wave of fantastic eateries, scenic parks and trails along the river, brew pubs and other gathering places.
Hamline-Midway houses the Green Line Light Rail. Along the Green Line, you can stop at any of the variety of authentic ethnic restaurants to get a taste of other cultures in your own backyard. This also brings quick access to the University of Minnesota and St. Paul’s Union Depot.
Buyers who are searching for an affordable home or are new to Minnesota wanting to settle down in the capitol city, these two neighborhoods are definitely worth looking into!