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Pioneer Press to Leave Downtown St. Paul

The St. Paul Pioneer Press just sold off their downtown headquarters. The 162,000 square foot, 1950s era property was sold to an apartment developer, the Stencil Group, based out of Sioux Falls. They wil move their ...

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Highland Park St. Paul MN Real Estate

In the southwest area of St. Paul you can find one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, Highland Park. The area was settled in 1848 which gives the neighborhood an array of home styles, which include the neighborhood’s signature brick and stucco houses built in the early 20th century, many with gorgeous river views. The homes in this neighborhood are in close proximity to great schools, shopping and recreation, all within walking distance. The wonderfully diverse selection of residential styles in this neighborhood make Highland Park lifestyle accessible to just about any potential buyer.

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The neighborhood of Highland Park is bordered to the north by Randolph Avenue and Minnesota Highway 5 and West 7th Street to the south, the east is bordered by Interstate 35E, and the gorgeous Mississippi River borders to the west. Minnesota Interstates 35E and 94 are conveniently accessible from this neighborhood, making downtown Minneapolis well within reach.

The colorful and extensive history of  Highland Park has created an assortment of home styles. There are architect-designed homes and even original farm houses from the early 1900s still standing. The neighborhood features Tudor-style homes built in the 1930s and many Cape Cod and bungalow style homes from the 1940's housing boom. The 1950s introduced ramblers to Highland Park.

Highland Park is notorious for its fantastic academic institutions on all levels. It is home to many elementary and high schools at both private and public levels, which includes St. Paul Academy and Cretin-Durham Hall and the well-renowned Horace Mann Elementary and Highland Park Elementary. The College of St. Katherine (St. Kates) is one of the state’s best universities — their O’Shaughnessy Auditorium showcases a wide array of wonderful performance art during the calendar year.

Highland Park is very pedestrian-friendly, especially surrounding the the Highland Village Shopping Center. This commercial hub includes everything an avid shopper could desire.

There are numerous outdoor activities offered in the Highland Park area, from the Highland Pool and Hillcrest Community Center, the Highland Golf Course and many public tennis courts present several recreation options. Highland Park also borders the Mississippi River, which boasts a whole new variety of recreational activities. There are many running, walking and biking trails along the Mississippi River. Outdoor aficionados also frequent the picnic areas and wooded trails of Crosby Farm Regional Park and Hidden Falls Park.

In 1848, Highland Park was established —  then, the area was mostly the property of Fort Snelling. Years later in 1854, almost 5,000 acres were purchased to produce farmland. Early in the 1900s, Edgecumbe Road was constructed and morphed into a hub of popular living in the Twin Cities.

In 1925, the Ford Motor Company founded their Minnesota home in Highland Park, opening their Twin Cities Assembly Plant in the neighborhood. The rest of the farmland was utilized to provide more space for the Ford employees. Constructed in 1927, the Intercity Bridge, which is now commonly known as the Ford Bridge, was erected link up the Twin Cities and facilitate an easier commute for Ford’s employees. The bridge is indexed on the National Register of Historic Place and is still in use today.

Highland Park also is home to another historic site; the Highland Water Tower, which was constructed in 1928 and sits on the highest point in the area. In 1986, it was also put on the National Register for Historic Places.

In the years following World War II, the neighborhood experienced a massive population growth — several new houses were constructed which was the cause for the expanded dining and shopping options.

Highland Park MN Homes, Townhomes & Condos

Highland Park is home to several single homes and multi-family homes within its borders.  The area features a variety of well-preserved older homes. Highland Park residential options come in many architectural styles. The neighborhood has farm houses and custom homes dating back to the early 20th century, Tudor-style homes constructed in the 1930s, and Cape Cods and bungalows from the post WWII housing boom.

Discover great Highland Park Saint Paul MN Homes & Condos and contact the Realtors at the Barker Hedges Group with any questions you have about the market and their superior agent services.