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.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: Minnehaha Avenue East
The following neighborhoods are part of District 1:
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.
For more information on Saint Paul schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.
Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
For information about incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.
The neighborhood’s religious organizations, the library and recreation centers, and local schools also offer opportunities to get involved in the neighborhood.
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.