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The North End is primarily a residential neighborhood with easy access to shops and restaurants along Rice Street and other small retail areas. The North End is home to many schools, parks, and recreation centers making it a family-friendly neighborhood. The 18-mile Gateway Trail that connects Saint Paul to Stillwater begins in the North End. Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul’s oldest formal cemetery features rolling hills and woods, eclectic and historic architecture, and gravesites of famous early Minnesotan business and political leaders.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Larpenteur Avenue
South: Burlington - Northern Railroad
East: I-35E
West: Lexington – Dale

Zip codes: 55117, 55103

Sub-Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods are part of the Near North planning district (District 6):

  • South Como

History

The neighborhood developed in the 1870s and 1880s south of Maryland Avenue where Victorian-era homes were built on narrow lots, while the northern half of the neighborhood developed in the 1920s and later. Rice Street became a commercial corridor in the late 1890s with the arrival of the street car.

Housing Styles and Types

Most homes were built between 1900 and 1930 and are 1.5-story homes in a variety of styles from the times. Homes from the 1950s are also in the neighborhood—along Wheelock Parkway.

Schools

Public Schools:

  • Como Park Senior High School (9-12)

Private Schools:

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

Public Facilities

  • Marydale Park (SE of Dale and Maryland, this park is one of the North End's best kept secrets.)
  • Gateway State Bike Trail (This is a major Minnesota bike/ski Trail that begins in the North End neighborhood at the trailhead on Cayuga and ends in Pine Point Park in Stillwater,18 miles to the northeast.)

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

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

Getting Involved

District 6 Planning Council

Seeks to improve community quality of life by supporting active and engaged residents with programming that educates, develops leadership and promotes participation.

The Vintage Place
A local non-profit organization focused on re-orienting troubled youth in a family-oriented atmosphere with strong adult role models.

SPARC
Formerly North End Area Revitalization, a non-profit redevelopment agency in the North End. Provides assistance to homeowners with resources and special financing programs . Also commercial improvement and redevelopment loans for business owners as well.

Keystone Community Services

A human services organization serving Midway & North End areas.

News

The Monitor is a monthly newspaper delivered free of charge to residents. Back issues are available at: http://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/

The District 6 Planning Council website includes an event calendar with neighborhood meetings. http://www.district6stpaul.org

Contacts

District 6 Planning Council
Kerry Antrim, Executive Director
213 Front Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55117
651-488-4485
http://www.district6stpaul.org



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