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Best Places To Live In St. Paul, MN

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  • St. Paul, MN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 297,160
  • I travelled to St. Paul MN in September 2011 with my husband for a friend's wedding. We stayed at the St. Paul Hotel, which is also where the wedding took place. This was a beautifully restored historic
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,534
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  • Fulton, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,092
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  • Woodbury, MN
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 66,699
  • I moved to Woodbury, MN in 2009. I lived there for about 4 months. I had a sick relative that resulted in me having to live in the area for a short period of time. While living there I really did enjoy
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  • Plymouth, MN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 75,105
  • I have always enjoyed going to Plymouth and I try to go as often as I can. The city boasts nature reserves, parks and golf courses, so there is plenty to do if you are the outdoor-sy type like me. The
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  • Champlin, MN
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,929
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  • Centerville, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,907
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  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,964
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  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,206
  • I'm a city girl, so the years I lived in Eden Prairie, in a townhouse on a sometimes frozen pond, were a big change of pace. It's one of the larger Minneapolis suburbs, at more than 60,000 people. As
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  • Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul, MN
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,204
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  • St. Anthony, MN
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,790
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  • Merrlam Park, St. Paul, MN
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 17,178
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  • Gem Lake, MN
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Birchwood Village, MN
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 871
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  • Lynnhurst, Minneapolis, MN
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,191
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  • Houlton, WI
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 233
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  • Rosemount, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,099
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  • East Isles, Minneapolis, MN
  • 9.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,340
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  • Hudson, WI
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,367
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  • Savage, MN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,399
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  • Summit Hill, St. Paul, MN
  • 1.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,895
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  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,231
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  • East Bank-Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN
  • 8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,465
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  • Lowry Hill, Minneapolis, MN
  • 9.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,912
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Prescott, WI
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,217
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  • Fuller Tangletown, Minneapolis, MN
  • 9.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,428
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  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 47,486
  • Lived in this city for 15 years great city. But got ripped off on my water and trash bill when I moved out. I was charged as if I was living there for about 40 days and was not. My family and I bought a
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  • Page, Minneapolis, MN
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,103
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  • Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,385
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  • Lauderdale, MN
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,472
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  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,632
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  • Lakeland, MN
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,847
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  • Edina, MN
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49,976
  • I visited Edina, Minnesota a couple of years ago to visit one of my family members. I noticed that Edina was a mid-sized city, far from being a metropolis, but was comprised had of a lot of interesting
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  • Lilydale, MN
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 791
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  • Minnetonka, MN
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,651
  • I lived in Minnetonka for three years before I moved back to New York City. During my experience there, there was always a lot to do in Minnetonka. On top of that, Minnetonka is only 8 miles west of
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  • Hopkins, MN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,077
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  • Kenwood, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,535
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  • Arden Hills, MN
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,126
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  • Eagan, MN
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 65,874
  • I went to Eagan to visit family and we soon found much to do. The most interesting was the entertainment from the cultural arts. There are always chances to celebrate in Eagan there are many chances to
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  • North St. Paul, MN
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,102
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  • New Brighton, MN
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,233
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  • Stillwater, MN
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,142
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  • Hale, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,318
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  • Vadnais Heights, MN
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,115
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  • Bayport, MN
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,604
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  • Grant, MN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,134
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  • North Oaks, MN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,832
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  • Dellwood, MN
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,206
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  • Linden Hills, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,028
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  • Lake Elmo, MN
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,445

St. Paul, MN: Most Livable City In America

The city of Saint Paul (often abbreviated as St. Paul), Minnesota styles itself as "the most livable city in America" for a reason. It is the state capital of Minnesota and the second largest city in the state, with a population of around 300,000. It is situated just across the Mississippi River from Minneapolis and the two cities make up the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The two cities are called the Twin Cities for a reason - without signs, you probably wouldn't know when you crossed the border! But St. Paul differs from its neighbor in many important ways. Not too big and not too small, St. Paul has a lot of character and something for everyone.

St. Paul is a highly educated and cultured city with a population that skews younger. Each neighborhood in the city has its own distinct feel, and St. Paul is often regarded as quieter than its larger neighbor, Minneapolis. The real estate market in St. Paul is healthy and affordable, which is good news for buyers. Both St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs have solid school districts with above average national rankings.

Well-known attractions residents will want to visit again and again include the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The city and its residents take pride in their parks and myriad of green spaces, as well as the lakes in the area that help give the state its name - the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." If you like shopping, you'll love the nearby Mall of America, which has the distinction of being the largest mall in the country.

Minnesota has a reputation for cold winters and mild summers, and St. Paul lives up to that reputation. Summer average highs are in the mid-80s and winter average highs are in the mid-50s. Average lows during the winter months are in the teens, with single-digits not being uncommon. Because of this, the city has an impressive skyway system for pedestrian travel during the winter months. If you like a cooler climate, St. Paul is one of the best larger cities in American to live.

With many good neighborhoods to choose from and a competitive market, it can be hard to find the right place to live in St. Paul. Our list of the best places to live in St. Paul can help you find exactly what you're looking for. You can also search by area, population size, home/rent budget and what other features, such as amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather, that are most important to you.