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The Hamline Midway neighborhood is known as active, family-friendly, and full of amenities. Hamline University and nearly a dozen other educational institutions dot the neighborhood, drawing learners from around the metro area and beyond. Numerous civic groups address local issues from urban greening to engaging youth and elders. Shops, parks, recreation centers, restaurants, and a library are right in the neighborhood making it easy for Hamline-Midway residents to walk and bike to local destinations. The neighborhood is centrally located between both downtowns and the State Fairground, served by high-frequency bus service and the future Central Corridor Light Rail line, and has easy access to I-94.


Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Pierce Butler Route
South: University Avenue
East: Lexington Avenue
West: Transfer Road

Zip code: 55104

Neighborhood Voices

We live in the Saint Paul Midway neighborhood. One of the reasons we love it here is that we are in the center of everything. Coffee shops, groceries, libraries, hiking/biking trails, parks are all within walking distance. Public transportation is fantastic and freeways are also close by.

We also hang out with our neighbors like extended family. It's awesome!

- Faith


The Hamline Midway neighborhood was a vast prairie located midway between the Twin Cities when Hamline University sought to relocate from Red Wing, Minnesota in 1880. Neighborhood development initially centered around the university, expanding outward with the streetcar system into the 1950s.

Housing Styles and Types

The Hamline Midway neighborhood includes a collection of large Victorian and Eastlake style houses from the 1880s close to Hamline University. Concentrated development of the neighborhood occurred with the building of houses in block tracts of four squares, bungalows, and Tudor Revival cottages in the early 1910s to 1930s. Limited development of houses occurred in the 1940s through 1950s on available open lots and a few open blocks in the neighborhood's perimeter.


Public Schools:

Charter Schools:
Private Schools:
For more information on Saint Paul schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

Hamline Midway Coalition/District Council 11 (www.hamlinemidway.org) - website has information & links to many groups & activities – please see the Get Involved tab for fairly comprehensive list & info.

News & Discussion Forums

If you would like to receive e-mail notices from HMC staff about neighborhood news, events, meetings and opportunities, send an e-mail with the subject line “Add me to HMC listserv to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

St. Paul Hamline Midway Neighbors Forum on E-democracy.org.

Hamline Midway Neighbors on Facebook.

A resident list-serv is also available at: http://groups.google.com/group/hamway


Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers. Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.


Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC)
Michael Jon Olson, Executive Director
1558 West Minnehaha Avenue
(lower level in the Hamline Midway Library)
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-494-7682
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: www.hamlinemidway.org

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