The Highland Park Neighborhood of Saint Paul

The Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, can be found in the southwestern corner of the city.  Its boarders are Randolph Avenue to the north, West 7th Street and Minnesota Highway 5 to the south, and Interstate 35E to the east.  Its western boarder is the Mississippi River.  Highland Park’s great location allows ready access to Interstates 94 and 35E.  Likewise, the Minneapolis and St. Paul International Airport is directly across the river.  Both Downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis are just a few minutes drive away.  If you’re looking for the Saint Paul neighborhood that has it all, Highland Park may be just the place for you.  From merchants to entertainment, Highland Park real estate has much to offer.

The Highland Park neighborhood is extremely pedestrian friendly, with many sidewalks and paths available for its residents.  In fact, many of the amenities which the neighborhood has to offer are within walking distance.  There are also several biking, running, and walking trails along Mississippi River Boulevard.  Highland Park’s close proximity to the Mississippi River provides lots of green space, wooded trails, and picnic areas where one can really enjoy the outdoors.  Hidden Falls Park and Crosby Farm Regional Park are popular spots for outdoor leisure activities. Highland Park also contains the Highland Golf Course, the Highland Pool, and several tennis courts within its boundaries.  Clearly, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and have some fun in this neighborhood.

This neighborhood is served by Highland Park Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High schools.  Cretin-Derham Hall High School and St. Paul Academy and Summit School are two private preparatory schools in Highland Park.  This neighborhood is also home to the College of Saint Catherine, the nation’s largest college for women.

The Highland Park Business Association, in cooperation with community volunteers, produces the Highland Fest in the Highland Village each summer.  The annual festival features music, carnival rides, an art fair, fireworks, and more!  This year, Highland Fest occurs from July 18 through July 20. 

Highland Park has many single- and multi-family dwellings within its boarders.  The neighborhood has a mix of well-maintained older housing, commercial, and retail real estate with an interspersing of light industrial buildings.  A major employer in the area is the Ford Plant, which builds the Ford Ranger pickup truck and the Mazda B-Series small pickups.  Unfortunately, the plant is closing in 2009.  The resulting absence which will open up quite a bit of prime real estate, which may be used to expand Highland Park’s residential capacity.

Because the Highland Park neighborhood’s history dates back to the 1850s, there are homes here in a variety of architectural styles. There are farm houses and custom homes from the early 1900s.  Many Tudor-style homes were built in the 1930s.  A housing boom in the 1940s brought bungalows and Cape Cods.  There are also ramblers dating from the 1950s.  Homes in Highland Park typically sell for between $175,000, but prices do vary.  Some homes are worth over 2 million dollars!

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