The 10 Best Neighborhoods In St. Paul For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in St. Paul are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown St. Paul, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all St. Paul neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in St. Paul are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Minnesota and St. Paul is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in St. Paul for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in St. Paul for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Cherry Street looks to be the best St. Paul neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around St. Paul that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in St. Paul.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In St. Paul

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In St. Paul

Population: 145
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $207,253 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $59,327 (Fourth best)
More on Cherry Street: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,188
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $160,146 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $42,148 (Tenth best)
More on Burning Tree Housing Addition: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 93,629
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $191,452 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $53,389 (Seventh best)
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 33,252
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $126,233 (11th best)
Median Income: $43,840 (Ninth best)
More on East Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,141
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $829,351 (best)
Median Income: $141,396 (Second best)
More on Terwilliger Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 90
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $829,351 (best)
Median Income: $169,792 (best)
More on Utica Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 289
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,552 (12th best)
Median Income: $53,962 (Sixth best)
More on Expo Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 15,152
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $174,026 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $41,704 (11th best)
More on West Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,966
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $182,005 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $57,713 (Fifth best)
More on 71 Street Corridor: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 34,782
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $235,754 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $53,207 (Eighth best)
More on South Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best St. Paul, MN Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in St. Paul, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In St. Paul." We're lookin' at you, Cherry Street.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places St. Paul, Minnesota has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In St. Paul

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in St. Paul where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in St. Paul aren't all good. Brady Arts District takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in St. Paul.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In St. Paul For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Cherry Street 145 $207,253 $59,327
2 Burning Tree Housing Addition 4,188 $160,146 $42,148
3 Midtown 93,629 $191,452 $53,389
4 East Tulsa 33,252 $126,233 $43,840
5 Terwilliger Heights 1,141 $829,351 $141,396
6 Utica Square 90 $829,351 $169,792
7 Expo Square 289 $112,552 $53,962
8 West Tulsa 15,152 $174,026 $41,704
9 71 Street Corridor 1,966 $182,005 $57,713
10 South Tulsa 34,782 $235,754 $53,207
11 North Tulsa 63,592 $81,020 $36,327
12 Southern Hills 911 $375,336 $94,934
13 Uptown 318 $271,375 $32,826
14 Downtown 3,279 $99,227 $31,905
15 Brady Arts District 181 $84,502 $37,813

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in St. Paul.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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