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Best Places To Live In St. Paul, MN

  • 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…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Champlin, MN
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,929
  • I enthusiastically welcomed living in Champlin Minnesota, the hometown place for hometown people. The town is a large suburb of Minneapolis and is in Hennepin County. Champlin runs along the famous…[read more]
  • Gem Lake, MN
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
  • Waite Park, Minneapolis, MN
  • 8.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,394
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,534
  • West Calhoun, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,400
  • 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…[read more]
  • Savage, MN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,399
  • I lived in Savage for a few years. The city has very easy access to major freeways and convenient public transportation. Downtown Minneapolis is only 20 miles from Savage which makes it a great city to…[read more]
  • Circle Pines, MN
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,947
  • Stillwater, MN
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,142
  • I've been living in Stillwater for 8 years and have enjoyed the small town environment and unique shopping culture of this city. The school systems in Stillwater are excellent and my kids enjoy the…[read more]
  • Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,385
  • Houlton, WI
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 233
  • Osseo, MN
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
  • Diamond Lake, Minneapolis, MN
  • 8.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,735
  • 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…[read more]
  • Lauderdale, MN
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,472
  • St. Anthony, MN
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,790
  • Overpriced housing, only average schools, weak city governance, lack of diversity. These combine to make any of St Anthony's seven sought after neighborhoods a questionable choice. As a long time…[read more]
  • Morris Park, Minneapolis, MN
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,899
  • 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…[read more]
  • Centerville, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,907
  • Hale, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,318
  • Lakeland, MN
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,847
  • Andover, MN
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,906
  • If you're looking for enjoyable activities that are great for everyone in the family, Andover, MN is the place to be. There are lots of opportunities for fun all year round. Bunker Beach Water Park is…[read more]
  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,964
  • 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…[read more]
  • Vadnais Heights, MN
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,115
  • Living in Vadnais Heights, MN means a lot of things for different people. We have a decently low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other…[read more]
  • Hudson, WI
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,367
  • Living in Hudson is pretty chill. I grew up here and moved to the nearby twin cities for college. I missed it enough that I came back, and not just for the family and friends I left behind. There is a…[read more]
  • Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,863
  • Lilydale, MN
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 791
  • 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…[read more]
  • North Hudson, WI
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,810
  • Armatage, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,528
  • Bloomington, MN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 85,080
  • Truly one of the best malls ever is here, Mall of America. This mall is so good and so big, it has an indoor theme park (I know, Nickelodeon Universe as a theme park in the MoA is silly because it’s…[read more]
  • Hastings, MN
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,501
  • Now don't get me wrong, it isn't my fault that there isn't anything to do here. I know that living in Hastings means that you have to be ready to be great and all, but I clearly missed the memo on the…[read more]
  • Newport, MN
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,459
  • Apple Valley, MN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 50,602
  • I resided in Apple Valley Minnesota for about a year. While I was there I found plenty to do. It is a great place to live and raise children. I wouldn't have left if it wasn't necessary for my husband's…[read more]
  • Prior Lake, MN
  • 22.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,997
  • Prior Lake is an upscale town not too far from Minneapolis. The town is fairly expensive and has a high standard of living, but it's a bit lacking in terms of shopping and entertainment. For those…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Como, St. Paul, MN
  • 3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,315
  • Bayport, MN
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,604
  • Blaine, MN
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 61,210
  • Blaine encompasses 34 square miles of land and home to many attractions and entertainment venues. I have been living here since 2009 and find it interesting every day of my life. The weather is not that…[read more]
  • Rosemount, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,099
  • Rosemount is a little gem of a city that I very much enjoy living in. The city itself has a nice blend of affluent neighborhoods, clean public parks and a couple shopping centers with mom and pop shops.…[read more]
  • New Brighton, MN
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,233
  • Taking into account how many cities there are in the United State, let alone the world, you would find it hard to believe that a place as unique as New Brighton exists. One thing about the way things…[read more]
  • Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul, MN
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,204
  • Hopkins, MN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,077
  • First off, let me start by saying this will be a very unbiased review, although living in Hopkins gives me a bit of an advantage here. When you first approach the city, you'll notice we are surrounded by…[read more]
  • Fulton, Minneapolis, MN
  • 10.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,092
  • Minnehaha, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,224
  • Mendota, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 279
  • Cooper, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,638
  • Lexington, MN
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,965
  • 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…[read more]

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.

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