by VIBE Realty
on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 6:49am.
While most of our listings are found in the residential neighborhoods around town, we're sure to hit the urban spots as well. Cue - Lowertown, Saint Paul - the vibrant artist's quarter. This historic hood with hip hangouts is a 16 block warehouse and wholesaling district comprised of buildings and properties built in the 1870's to 1920's. Talkin' about historic roots, Lowertown was originally the lower landing on the Mississippi River; the first port of access to the Twin Cities. Several warehouse, railroad, banking, and distribution buildings served this area. Now, it's becoming tastefully gentrified but still manages to keep its historic charm. This neighborhood makes for one of the trendier spots to call home, and consists of modern and industrial lofts. Click here to check out listings in Lowertown/Downtown Saint Paul.
Mears park is bounded by 5th, 6th, Sibley, and Wacouta streets and was renamed in 1974 to Mears park after Norman Mears, a Saint Paul inventor in the printing and etching field (his inventions were used to fight World War II and make color televisions.) The park hosts handfuls of fairs and festivals throughout the season including Music in Mears, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and Concrete and Grass Music Festival.
Located at 290 E. 5th St. encompassing the entire block between E. 4th St. and 5th St. directly across from the St. Paul Saints field. This lively market has both a Summer and Winter edition - produce in the Summer and festive Christmas trees in the Winter. Support local growers, pick some fresh organic produce at great prices, and grab a bagel while listening to some live music.
Calling all Saints die-hards! Lowertown is home to the CHS baseball field where you can enjoy dollar beers and hotdogs while watching home runs. And did we mention the ball-park will become the hub for Destination Winter St. Paul?! Three months of festivities with ice skating and a giant slide from Dec. 6 through Feb. 22, 2020. Replace your baseball gloves with mittens folks - we'll see you on the rink!