The Downtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota is located centrally in St. Paul. The neighborhood boundaries include University Ave to the north; Lafayette Freeway and I-35E to the east; the Mississippi River to the south; and John Ireland and Kellogg Boulevards to the west. Real estate in Downtown St. Paul is located in the middle of St. Paul, and within walking distance to the Minnesota State Capitol, museums, theaters, galleries, restaurants, shops, parks, and sporting venues.
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Listings in Downtown St. Paul are in close proximity to a variety of attractions, including several museums such as the Minnesota History Museum, Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the James J. Hill House; theaters such as the Ordway Theater and the Fitzgerald Theater which is where the famous NPR program “Prairie Home Companion” is broadcast; sporting and entertainment venues such as Roy Wilkins Auditorium and the Xcel Energy Center, which is also home of the Minnesota Wild NHL team and NLL’s Minnesota Swarm team, the new CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team, and the Saint Paul RiverCentre convention center. Other area attractions include the Minnesota State Capitol, the St. Paul Farmer’s market, the Central Library, the James J. Hill Center, the St. Paul Union Depot, St. Paul City Hall, along with parks, shopping areas, and restaurants. There are also two hospitals in downtown St. Paul: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Regions Hospital.
To the south of downtown lies the Mississippi River, with several park areas and walking and biking trails along the river, including Upper Landing Park near the Science Center of Minneapolis, which features a fountain and lawn, and Kellogg Mall Park which also has fountains and an arbor. Both of these parks are also beautiful wedding ceremony sites, or can be reserved for other outdoor gatherings. Culture Park is another green space overlooking the Mississippi River. Lower Landing Park is further east along the Mississippi River, next to Lambert’s Landing, a historic dock.
There are several green spaces and gardens throughout downtown Minneapolis, offering green spaces for respite as well as beautiful sites for weddings and other events. These spaces include Cathedral Hill Park and Summit Park by the Cathedral of St. Paul, Mears Park with a band shell and summer concerts and movies, Rice Park, which is the site of festivals such as the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Pedro Park, Landmark Plaza with a free ice skating rink in the winter, Ecolab Plaza, and Cleveland Circle with gardens surrounding the intersection by the Xcel Center. The Depot Tot Lot near the Green Line features a train-themed playground, and there are playgrounds and a dog park at Wacouta Commons.
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Downtown St. Paul is located within the St. Paul Public School District. The main public schools serving the area include John A. Johnson Achievement Plus (PreK-5), Jackson Elementary (PreK-5), Ramsey Middle School (6-8), Washington Technology Magnet School – BioSMART (6-12), and Central High School (9-12). There are two public magnet schools located within Downtown: Open World Learning (6-12), and Creative Arts Secondary School (6-12). Public charter schools located Downtown St. Paul include Urban Academy Charter School (K-6), St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts (9-12), and there is one private school in Downtown St. Paul: the St. Paul Preparatory School (9-12), which is a Nacel International school. Specialty schools in the area include the St. Paul School of Rock which offers music classes for a variety of ages, and for higher education, McNally Smith College of Music, and the College of St. Scolastica are both located Downtown.
Downtown is easy accessible from I-35E and I-94; it is easy to travel to and from downtown Saint Paul anywhere in the Twin Cities metro area. Residents of downtown commute via car, bicycle, walking, and public transportation. There are several Nice Ride bicycle sharing stations open seasonally in Downtown Saint Paul, providing another option for getting around the neighborhood.
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