The Hamline-Midway Neighborhood of Saint Paul

The Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul can be found in the northwestern portion of the city.  It is bordered by Pierce Butler Route to the north, Lexington Parkway to the east, University Avenue to the south, and Cleveland Avenue to the west.  The name Hamline-Midway comes from the fact that the neighborhood is midway between the two downtown centers of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Midway neighborhood is home to 75,000 people and employs 50,000.

Hamline-Midway is a bustling urban neighborhood with a mix of both residential and commercial properties. It includes St. Paul's primary warehouse district, a passenger rail terminal, and Midway Center, one of St. Paul's key shopping districts. Residents enjoy the convenience of being within bussing and walking distance of shopping and dining. The neighborhood's main commercial districts are along Snelling and University Avenue. Grocers, department stores, small shops, quality restaurants, just about everything you want or need can be found within its borders. In keeping with Saint Paul custom, there are also a number of great neighborhood parks here.

The Hamline-Midway neighborhood offers a variety of public and private schools to residents. This includes the two colleges of Hamline University and Concordia University.  Hamline University moved to the neighborhood in 1880 from Red Wing.  Concordia University was established in Hamline-Midway in 1893.

Hamline-Midway is home of the Minnesota State Fair. The State Fair grounds can be found along Snelling Avenue. The Great Minnesota Get-Together runs each year from late August to Labor Day. The fair grounds are also used throughout the year for car shows, horse shows, antique sales, and technology fairs.

There are many homes for sale in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. Because it is located directly in between Downtown Saint Paul and Downtown Minneapolis, residents in this area enjoy a wide choice in places work.  Many blended families or dual working-parent households look for homes in Hamline-Midway so both parents can have somewhat equal commuting times.

Hamline-Midway is full of primarily single family residential homes, though there are some multi-family homes and condo complexes sprinkled throughout the area. When Hamline-U relocated here in 1880, it brought with it residential construction as homes were built for faculty. Many of these Victoria homes still stand. Bungalows and two-story homes can be found all over the neighborhood.  Though most homes were constructed before 1940, some were built in the 1960s.

Over the last eight years, the Hamline-Midway neighborhood has gained popularity due to its central location and reliable prices. Combined with St Anthony Neighborhood, the average sales price of a home in Hamline-Midway was $139,002 in October.  For the year to date so far, it has been $186,683.  This number includes all single family homes, town homes, condos, and lofts.

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