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Although just two-miles from downtown, our residential neighborhoods have a more suburban feel—with large lots, modern housing stock, and in the southern neighborhoods (Highwood Hills and Battle Creek), spectacular views from the bluffs of the river, downtown, and Pigs Eye Lake - home to a large heron rookery. The neighborhood has easy access to I-94, has its own transit hub with frequent bus service, and is located near 3M headquarters. SunRay Center and Suburban Avenue are the neighborhood’s retail areas and they are home to franchise and local restaurants, grocery stores, major retailers, fitness centers and more. Our parks have programs for elders and young people, hiking and biking trails along streams and bluffs, and opportunities for all seasons. We are home to magnet, neighborhood, public and private schools, and religious organizations interested in community involvement.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: Minnehaha Avenue East
South: Mississippi River (south and west) to Warner Road
East: McKnight Road
West: Birmingham

Zip codes: 55106 and 55119

Sub-Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods are part of District 1:

  • Eastview
  • Conway—(together with Eastview, Conway is also referred to as Sunray, after the shopping center of that name.)
  • Battle Creek
  • Highwood Hills

History

Our neighborhoods are located along Battle Creek, which was a prominent trail for Dakota and Anishinabeg peoples prior to European settlement. The District overlooks Pigs Eye Lake, and the railroads and river that brought people and goods to this area and a few homes from as early as the 1880s can be found in the Highwood Hills neighborhood. More recently, development has followed predominantly along the freeway from the 1960s through the 1990s. For more information, visit: www.district1council.org/

Housing Styles and Types

Most of the single-family homes in our neighborhoods were built between the 1960s and 1990s in a variety of styles. Homes in the southern half of the community are built in the wooded river bluffs and in the northern half homes are found on larger city lots. We are also home to large modern apartment complexes with access to parks and mostly located close to the freeway.

Schools

Public Schools:

Private Schools:

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

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

  • Homes north of Burns Avenue are eligible for low-interest improvement loans from the North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation (income limits apply). See: http://www.nendc.org/programs.htm

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

Getting Involved

The neighborhood’s religious organizations, the library and recreation centers, and local schools also offer opportunities to get involved in the neighborhood.

News

All residents receive the District 1 News three times a year. E-newsletters are available by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “Email list” in the subject line. An event calendar is available on-line at www.district1council.org/calendar.php, and a neighborhood blog is available through links on the website – www.district1council.org

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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.

Contacts

District One Community Council



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