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Living in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, forms the “Twin Cities” with neighboring Minneapolis. It’s home to the Science Museum of Minnesota, with its dinosaur specimens and immersive theater. The Minnesota History Center has interactive exhibits about the region’s history. Nearby is the beaux arts Cathedral of Saint Paul. The Cass Gilbert–designed Minnesota State Capitol features paintings of Civil War scenes.


Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development divides Saint Paul into seventeen Planning Districts, created in 1979 to allow neighborhoods to participate in governance and use Community Development Block Grants. With a funding agreement directly from the city, the councils share a pool of funds. The councils have significant land-use control, a voice in guiding development, and they organize residents. The boundaries are adjusted depending on population changes; as such, they sometimes overlap established neighborhoods. Though these neighborhoods changed over time, preservationists have saved many of their historically significant structures. Main articleNeighborhoods of Saint Paul

The city’s seventeen Planning Districts are:

  1. Sunray-Battle Creek-Highwood
  2. Greater East Side
  3. West Side
  4. Dayton’s Bluff
  5. Payne-Phalen
  6. North End
  7. Thomas Dale (Frogtown)
  8. Summit-University
  9. West End
  10. Como Park
  11. Hamline-Midway
  12. Saint Anthony Park
  13. Union Park
  14. Macalester-Groveland
  15. Highland Park
  16. Summit Hill
  17. Downtown



Parks in Saint Paul‎

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Nature & Parks in Saint Paul

It’s surrounded by beautifully maintained big landscaped area with lawns and woods and picnic areas with Como Lake and a band shelter across the street with walking and biking trails.

Fort Snelling State Park

I got up for an early morning hike before my flight, and found it really peaceful and beautiful with the icy river and dusting of snow.This is just a beautiful park between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, but just across the street from the airport and two busy highways.

Como Lakeside Pavilion

Love is certainly in the air, and a round about Como is ideal distance, for leisurely walk about — or if winter was hard on the heart, there’s a nice trail to run off the gloom — people are friendly in the Saint…

The Raptor Center Nature & Parks in Saint Paul

The educational birds are phenomenal and the care delivered to the injured and rehabbing raptors is world class.
Amber, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and patient with the 4 squirrely boys between ages 10-12 that I had with me.
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