The Summit Hill neighborhood (sometimes referred to as Crocus Hill) is a historic and vibrant community of homeowners, renters and the thriving East Grand Avenue strip of locally and nationally owned stores, restaurants, galleries and other businesses. Well-preserved Victorian-era dwellings and other historic architectural treasures are located throughout this nationally famous area of St. Paul (Summit Avenue was recently named one of America’s 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.) The pedestrian-friendly character of the neighborhood, combined with social and business networks operating throughout the neighborhood and along Grand Avenue, create a feeling of community and belonging.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Summit Avenue & Ramsey St.
Residential development of the Summit Hill neighborhood dates back to the 1850s when many prominent and wealthy families moved from the central river front area. The turn of the century saw the commercial development of Grand Avenue and an influx of middle class residents. Mindful of its roots, zoning ordinances have helped preserve the neighborhood's historic character and eclectic mix of architecture. For further information, please visit www.summithillassociation.org/about/history.php. For more detailed history of the Summit Hill neighborhood and to purchase a copy of “A Grand History…the first 200 Years of the Summit Hill Neighborhood”, visit http://www.summithillassociation.org/books
Housing Styles and Types
Summit Hill possesses one of the nation's best preserved stock of Victorian-era dwellings along with other classical styles of homes. Apartment buildings and town homes complementing these styles of dwellings are also located throughout the neighborhood.
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.
The Summit Hill Association/District 16 Planning Council is led by a 21-member volunteer, neighborhood- elected Board of Directors dedicated to representing the neighborhood's interests through a wide array of projects and programs.
The Grand Avenue Business Association seeks to preserve Grand Avenue's unique urban tradition and hometown character while fostering cooperative relationships with businesses, government, and the community at large.
Go to the Summit Hill Association website for more information about the neighborhood at www.summithillassociation.org. To access current and past issues of the neighborhood newsletter, The Summit, click on “newsletter” in the left hand menu of the homepage.
If you are a resident, business owner or property owner in Summit Hill and want to receive weekly alerts about upcoming events, projects or issues, you can subscribe to the SHA E-News on the homepage link or by going to this address: http://www.summithillassociation.org/newsletter.php
Business in Summit Hill
The Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA) provides marketing, advocacy, and education to help member businesses prosper and enhance the quality of life along the Avenue and surrounding community.
Sue Evens, GABA Executive Director
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.
Summit Hill Association (SHA)