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The West Seventh neighborhood is an eclectic mix of historic homes and modern riverfront condominiums; long-time neighborhood establishments and new neighborhood gathering spots; booming entertainment in Seven Corners near downtown and quiet residential areas throughout. The neighborhood has miles of trails flanking the Mississippi that connect to downtown, excellent schools, a burgeoning arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and entertainment venues along the West Seventh/Fort Road corridor. West Seventh is also home to some of Saint Paul’s most historic homes in the Irvine Park neighborhood (one of Saint Paul’s designated historic districts). The neighborhood has great access to downtown Saint Paul, MSP airport, and the surrounding suburbs—and is served by high frequency transit along West Seventh Street.

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Boundaries and Zip Code

North: I-35E
South: Mississippi River
East: Kellogg Boulevard and the Robert Street Bridge
West: Homer Street (between Shepard Road and West 7th) and I-35E

Zip code: 55102, 55116

Sub-Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods are part of the West Seventh/Fort Road planning district (District 9):

  • Seven Corners
  • Irvine Park
  • Uppertown
  • Upper Landing
  • Brewery Neighborhood
  • Kipps Glen
  • Jefferson School
  • St. Stan’s
  • Monroe
  • Adam’s School

History

The West Seventh Street area was one of the first in Saint Paul to be settled as discharged soldiers from Fort Snelling and other pioneers built cabins along the Mississippi during the 1830s. Residential development continued throughout the 1800s as immigrants from many parts of Europe came to work at the breweries, foundries, factories, and railroads along the river. Commercial development followed—clustering along Fort Road (West 7th)—following the streetcar and concentrating near downtown. Many exceptional examples of this early architecture can be found throughout the neighborhood.

Housing Styles and Types

The neighborhood contains a tremendous concentration of larger brick and wood frame houses (as well as rowhouses and double houses) dating from the 1870’s through the turn of the century in Italianate, Queen Anne, Eastlake, and Colonial Revival and other styles. There are also Prairie Style homes, modest Four squares, and modern, newly constructed condos and apartments along the riverfront, close to downtown.

Schools

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

Getting Involved

Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council
974 W. 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-298-5599
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: http://www.fortroadfederation.org/

West End Arts

Czech and Slovak SOKOL Minnesota
383 Michigan St.
651- 290-0542

West 7th Family Center (located in the Monroe School)
810 Palace Avenue
651- 298-4566

West Seventh Community Center
265 Oneida Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Phone: (651) 298-5493
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: http://www.west7th.org/

West 7th Business Association
Linda Barry
Phone: 651-224-6386
Web: www.west7thbusinessassociation.com/

News

The West 7th/Fort Road Federation website posts a community calendar with local events. See: http://www.fortroadfederation.org/index.html

Community Reporter has been serving the West End for 38 years providing the neighborhood with a source of news and networking. See: www.communityreporter.org

Statistics

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

Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council
Ed Johnson, Executive Director
974 W. 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-298-5599
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: http://www.fortroadfederation.org/



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