|Thomas - Dale|
Thomas-Dale—frequently referred to as Frogtown—is Saint Paul’s most diverse neighborhood. This diversity is reflected not only in our residents who come from every corner of the globe, but in the wonderful shops, restaurants, and services that you will also find here. University Avenue is the major commercial center in the neighborhood, home to about 100 Asian-owned businesses and many others—and it is served by high-frequency and express buses and the forthcoming Central Corridor LRT line. Our modestly-priced homes, strong sense of community, active and engaged residents, and proximity to the State Capital, downtown, and I-94 make Thomas-Dale a great place to call home.
Boundaries and Zip Code
North: BNSF railroad tracks
The following neighborhoods are part of the Thomas-Dale planning district (District 7):
Thomas-Dale was settled by European immigrants in the 1880s when the new rail lines were built to the north of the neighborhood—homes from this time period are still in the neighborhood. In 1890 the first streetcar line between Saint Paul and Minneapolis opened along University Avenue, spurring commercial development. Thomas-Dale is now home to new immigrants who are bringing new businesses and vitality to the neighborhood.
Housing Styles and Types
Many of the homes in Thomas-Dale are modestly sized two-story Foursquares or ramblers—with over half of the homes being constructed prior to 1940. There are also a number of historic homes in the neighborhood from the Victorian era that range in size from “mechanic’s cottage” to larger Queen Anne-style homes. Apartment buildings are also located throughout the neighborhood.
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Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives
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Real Estate Listings
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