Dayton's Bluff is an Overlooked Gem
Yet hundreds of homes in Dayton’s Bluff stand vacant as a result of a foreclosure crisis.
Community leaders are hosting a Dayton’s Bluff Vacant Home Tour this Sunday that they hope will rekindle the same enthusiasm for the neighborhood that a two-day version of the home-tour event in early May did. About 300 people visited 12 vacant homes in the
The results? Seven of the 12 residences eventually were sold. Sales are pending on two others. Once they have sold, that would be a 75% success rate.
Many of the houses have been standing empty with deferred maintenance and will require fixes. Buyers that are willing to do the work will find themselves among other like-minded individuals. Residents of the
For Sunday's tour, the
Of the neighborhood, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said "It's incredible. This is an unbelievable neighborhood. People need to know that story." Coleman was on hand to help launch the first tour. He has said that the neighborhood should be saluted for its creativity. "We have a housing stock here that is the envy of other communities across the region."
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