SEARCH FOR ST PAUL REAL ESTATE
As the state’s capital, Saint Paul is the scenic and historic home to almost 300,000 residents. The neighborhood feel of the city is one of the most distinctive personality traits that sets it apart from its sister city, Minneapolis. Because of this, Saint Paul tends to attract a slightly older population than its western counterpart; many people who have spent a number of years in the Twin Cities often find Saint Paul to be a satisfying location when they are looking to settle down with a family. Lately, it has been particularly popular amongst former Twin Cities residents who had left the area for awhile, but are now looking to return to the area. Saint Paul provides a comfort and familiarity to people of all walks of life, which is probably why so many find it difficult to leave behind. Whether you are relocating back to the Twin Cities, or are moving here for the first time, Saint Paul offers a great deal in terms of terrific real estate. A big city with a small town charm, Saint Paul certainly offers the best of both worlds.
The area surrounding Grand Avenue and Snelling is one of the most exciting spots in the city. Featuring a blend of brand-name stores and local shops, tourists are commonly attracted to this area for its shopping. It also features some of the more gorgeous vintage homes you will find around. Many of these are popular for hands-on buyers who enjoy the art of remodeling, while many other for-sale homes have recently been redone. Additionally, the Cathedral Hill area is a popular attraction both for visitors and for prospective homeowners. Between Selby and Western Avenues, you’ll find a great location, thick with top-notch restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. Many apartments, condominiums, single family homes and multi-story homes are available here as well.
Much like Minneapolis, Saint Paul offers great opportunities in terms of arts and entertainment. Noted authors F. Scott Fitzgerald (the namesake of the famous Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul) and August Wilson were rooted here, while the ever-popular Garrison Keillor still plays host to his nationally syndicated radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, at the historic Fitzgerald. The annual Minnesota State Fair is always a top draw in August, offering a sprawling carnival, agricultural shows and competitions, and countless booths illuminating the historical tradition of Minnesota (and, of course, endless stands of fried-food-on-a-stick). The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is one of the most elite small orchestras of its kind, entertaining sell-out crowds on a regular basis. Additionally, the city is home to several notable museums (including the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota Children’s Museumn, and the Schubert Club Instrument Museum), the ever popular Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team, and a number of tremendous outdoor parks along the Mississippi River.
If you are considering a career change, many public and private colleges and universities are located within Saint Paul. The University of Minnesota stretches its campus along the border of both of the Twin Cities, and is consistently ranked one of the highest in the nation in terms of student population. Concordia University and Hamline University offer widely celebrated program offerings, while other institutions such as Saint Paul College and Metropolitan State University are more geared toward non-traditional students. Plus, with a mere ten to fifteen minute drive into Minneapolis, its extremely easy and accessible to find a school that best fits your needs.
The real charm of living in Saint Paul is its neighborhood feel. While the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis may suit some people, many prefer Saint Paul for its easier pace. Often called “fifteen small towns with one mayor,” it’s a place where you can raise a family safely and affordably, while having many of the amenities a big city has to offer. In fact, many of Saint Paul’s biggest entertainment attractions are nestled right into residential neighborhoods, creating a wonderfully unique blend of the urban and suburban. Whether you are looking for a glamorous high-rise condominium in the heart of downtown, a luxurious two-story or multi-story home off Grand Avenue, or a beautiful single-family starter home in a surrounding neighborhood, I certainly hope you consider Saint Paul real estate as a viable option.
Buying a home, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real-estate investor, is an extremely important decision. It’s important to have all of your options easily accessible so you can make sure you are buying the home that is right for you. For your convenience, we are a fully cooperating member of the Twin Cities real estate community. The multiple listing service, or MLS, allows all member agents to view what is available in the market so you don’t feel compelled to go with an agent you are not comfortable with. So regardless of the company sign in the yard, please feel free to give me a call to arrange an appointment to view a home that you are interested in. Our website contains many helpful tools to get you started on your journey today, including mortgage rate calculators, mortgage rate quotes, and online mortgage applications. If you would like to browse for yourself, check out our Search Online Now! application. This will grant you access to all of the homes currently available through our multiple listing service.
If you are looking to relocate to Minnesota, I will be happy to help you out with our relocation package and guide. I, as well as many of my clients, are relocation specialists, and depending on your situation, there are various employee and corporate relocation packages available. Many of us own rental property ourselves as well and would be happy to assist you in finding a rental, or to arrange a tour with you to acclimate you with the area. Please check my website as well for our convenient relocation salary calculator and other relocation services.
I’m extremely familiar with the area and have lived in the Twin Cities my entire life. When making an important life decision, such as relocating and/or purchasing a home, it is important to have someone on your side to give you honesty and expertise. I strongly encourage you to contact me with any questions you have or to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ST PAUL MINNESOTA:
St. Paul is famous not only for being the other half of the Twin Cities (the other part being Minneapolis) but also for being America’s most livable city. The city will however be placed in the world map once it hosts the Republican National Convention in September 2008.
Politics aside, St, Paul aims to make life and the environment better for its residents through the promotion of commuting alternatives in the city specifically the Freewheelin bike sharing program during the convention where a thousand bikes will be lent to program participants, 75 of which will be left to the city after the event.
More popularly known as the capital of the State of Minnesota, St. Paul is Minnesota’s most densely populated county. Together with Minneapolis, it is the 15th largest area in the United States with 3.5 million residents as of the last Census.
St. Paul used to be a tavern that developed into a trading outpost known as Pig’s Eye in honor of Pierre Parrant, the man who started it all. Parrant was blind in one eye. As the city became the melting pot of European explorers, American soldiers and Native Americans, it ultimately became Minnesota’s transportation and trading center until it became a city in 1858.
City and Community Profile
St. Paulites live in a city that is further divided into 17 City Districts including Saint Anthony Park, Merriam Park, Highland Park, Battle Creek, Como Park, Dayton's Bluff, Downtown, Greater East Side, Macalester-Groveland, North End, Payne-Phalen, Summit Hill, Summit-University, Hamline-Midway Thomas-Dale, West Seventh and West Side.
St. Paul has a population of 287,151 people consisting of 112, 109 households. The city is home to 115,713 housing units occupied by 60,987 families. Majority or 67.02% of the residents of the city are Whites followed by Asian (12.36%), African Americans (11.71%), Native Americans (1.13%) and the rest are Pacific Islanders and those from other races. St. Paul is home the Mexican population, the reason why a Mexican consulate has been established in the area.
St. Paul has a young population with an average age of 31 years. The elderly or those aged 65 years and over make up only 10.3% of the total population while those under 18 years of age make up 27.1% of the total population.
As part of the Twin Cities, St. Paul is an ideal site for business and this is evident with the number of major corporations that have made the city their home including St. Jude Medical, Minnesota Life, Lawson Software, Travelers, 3M and Gander Mountain.
St. Paul is an exciting destination for those who seek entertainment and those planning to relocate in the city will get their share of fun and excitement. One of the attractions here, which was born out of a criticism the city got from a New York reporter who compared the city to Siberia during winter is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Minnesota Lake is a fitting icon for the Winter Festival considering that the ice formations in the lake were the source of the Festival ice castle. Among the Festival attractions include ice horse racing and bobsledding. Another attraction is the appearance of the Royal Family during the festival.
The St. Paul historic Landmark Center in Rice Park also serves as a time capsule and a memorial to that time when the building served as a post office and Federal Court House. The pink granite building with that red tile roof is now an arts and culture and an information center. Infamous people like Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger were tried in the same building when it was still used as a court house.
The Wabasha Street Caves is another historical site having been home to mobsters before it was converted into a venue for band music. Nothing however beats the 12-day Minnesota State Fair, known as United State’s largest state fair when it comes to the average attendance on a daily basis. If you want the best of Minnesota livestock, cooking and art then go to the fair.
St. Paul is the birthplace and resident of many famous people including world-famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald (who was born here), Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz (who was born in Minneapolis but was a resident of St. Paul from infancy), journalist and Civil rights activist Roy Wilkins (who grew here), playwright August Wilson (who lived here from 1978 to 1990), photographer John Vachon and painter LeRoy Neiman.
Most executive relocation and corporate relocation package focus on St. Paul because of the many housing opportunities in the city. You can choose to invest in real estate properties like condominiums, apartments, house for sale or get a good real estate agent to look among the mortgaged houses facing foreclosure proceedings for a good buy. You can also avail of the Minnesota Housing Mortgage Loan Programs targeted towards first time Minnesota home buyers or those with moderate incomes. To be eligible for the Minnesota Housing First-Time Home Buyer Loan make sure you are a first time home buyer, you have acceptable credit and that you meet the requirements for income limits and the home cost limits.
It is easy to get a housing mortgage in St. Paul and you can get some help from reputed real estate agents who will assist you in finding the best mortgage deals in town. A good relocation package in one of the best cities in Minnesota like St. Paul is more than enough incentive for any employee who is being offered an employee relocation option. Living in St. Paul can be a mixture of the urban and laidback lifestyle because while the city is the center of trade and commerce as part f the Twin Cities, the local government has also managed to maintain the city’s environs quiet and favourable to building families.
Here is a link to the City Of St Paul website: http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us
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