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Dayton's Bluff St Paul MN Real Estate

Real estate in Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul MN offers a prime location. Located on the east side of the city, Dayton's Bluff overlooks downtown St. Paul and Interstate 94. The northern border of the neighborhood is Grove Street and the Burlington Northern Railroad. The southern border is Warner Road. To the west is Lafayette Road and Highway 3, and to the east is Highway 61. Dayton's Bluff MN real estate in certainly worth investigating.  Read More

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Today there are many great options for homes and condos in Dayton's Bluff MN. But what Dayton's Bluff boasts now is connected to its early history. In the early 1800's, Dayton's Bluff offered panoramic views of downtown St. Paul. This made the neighborhood ideal for one of Saint Paul's first affluent suburbs. Some of the early Victorian homes along the bluff still stand today. They are joined by modern single-family homes and condos that overlook a picturesque piece of St. Paul history.

Many wealthy St. Paul residents built their upscale homes in the area. These wealthy Minnesotans included Lyman Dayton, who purchased nearly 5,000 acres in the neighborhood. Dayton built his home here and is the namesake for the district. Many of these homes, but not all, have been refurbished.

After the Civil War, the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood became less fashionable and more affordable for the working class. Several skilled German immigrants settled in the Northwest portion of the neighborhood. The Northwest area is where the largest concentration of 19th century buildings can be found, featuring Italianate and Queen Anne styles of architecture.

This neighborhood also has historical significance because of the Indian Mounds Park. Over 1,000 years ago, the Hopewell Native Americans used the Dayton's Bluff area as a sacred burial ground. Today, six burial mounds remain in the park, which features walking paths, playgrounds and a picnic area.

Industries that made the neighborhood prosperous were found in the northern and western sections of Dayton's Bluff. One of these buildings still stands today - the Hamm's Brewery. The Brewery was one of the largest breweries in the Northwest in the 1880's. Some of the homes surrounding the Hamm's Brewery were built by the prosperous Hamm family. The Hamm's Brewery changed ownership many times over the last hundred years and beer production at the site ended in 1997.

The Dayton's Bluff Community Council and The East Side Neighborhood Development Company are active in the area's revitalization. The Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Service assists buyers financially with purchasing a home in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Dayton's Bluff MN Homes & Condos

Dayton's Bluff has a high concentration of 19th century homes within its boarders in the Victorian, Italianate and Queen Anne styles of architecture. Overall, a majority of the homes in Dayton’s Bluff were built in the 50s and before.  The house prices in this neighborhood reasonable. In 2009, the median sales price of a single family homes, townhouses, or condos in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood of Saint Paul was $175,000.

Discover great homes and condos in Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul MN and contact the Realtors at Barker & Hedges with any questions you have about the market and their superior agent services.