This week we are featuring the Summit-University neighborhood of St. Paul, which resides just west of Downtown St. Paul. This neighborhood is easily accessible by car, foot, or public transit, which also makes it an easy commute to downtown destinations including museums, convention centers, restaurants, parks as well as downtown workplaces. The main attractions of Summit-University include the stunning Cathedral of Saint Paul; Selby Avenue for it’s shops, coffee shops, pubs and popular restaurants; as well as several historic homes.A variety of parks and green spaces in the neighborhood provide places for outdoor recreation.Just next to the neighborhood resides the James J. Hill House which is a mansion built by a man who earned his fame and fortune by building up the railroads, notably the Great Northern Railway line from St. Paul to Seattle, WA. The home is now a museum, which highlights the history of St. Paul and James J. Hill’s part in building up the transcontinental railroad as well as the history of the Hill family.
Every July, the neighborhood celebrates Rondo Days, which honors the African-American community of Rondo, one of the communities that make up Summit-University. Activities for Rondo Days include a 5k walk run, a grand parade, and drill team competitions. The Selby Ave Jazz Fest in September further celebrates the culture in the neighborhood with a variety of Jazz musicians as well as local artist booths, food, and family activities for kids. This coming weekend, a hundred thousand people will gather at the Cathedral to watch Red Bull’s Crashed Ice, which features ice cross downhill, an extreme sport that involves ice skating races down a long ice track. This event is free and open to the public, but get there early for the best views!
Interested in learning more about the real estate market in Summit-University of St. Paul? Check out our charts below to see homes for sale, pending sales and closing sales.
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