This week we are back in St. Paul, taking a look at the North End neighborhood. North End is located 3.5 miles north of downtown St. Paul, and just north of the Minnesota State Capitol building. North End is known for having a particularly rich cultural history, as immigrants from various countries and cultures have settled in North End over the years. While it is largely residential, there are several shops and restaurants along Rice Street. One awesome feature of North End is that is the location of the start of the Gateway Trail, which is an extensive 18-mile non-motorized trail connecting St. Paul to Stillwater, MN. The trail can be used year-round for walking, wheelchairs, bikes, and skating, along with cross-country skiing with a permit. Trail users can also purchase a horse pass to use the 10-mile adjacent horse trail. The trail connects residents to rural areas with parks, lakes, and wetlands, as well as to Downtown St. Paul, including the State Capitol.
Along with nature, parks, and trails, residents of North End also enjoy a rich history and community life. Every July, residents gather for the Rice Street Festival, which includes a multi-day street festival, fashion show, and parade, and was formed in 1910 to celebrate the neighborhood’s immigrant history and community pride. In September, citizens gather in Rice Park for the St. Paul Oktoberfest, celebrating St. Paul’s large German heritage with a variety of activities and games, along with traditional German food, beer, and polka bands.
Want to learn more about real estate in the charming North End neighborhood? See the charts below for information on homes for sale, pending sales, and closed sales in the area:
Check out our community page for more information on St. Paul’s North End neighborhood!