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Perhaps one of the most known neighborhoods in Saint Paul (are we too bold to say in the Twin Cities?) Summit Hill is a truly classic neighborhood famous for its regal Summit Avenue, a boulevard boasting the best preserved collection of Victorian mansions in the country, yes, country. With such historical and impressive mansions, are we wrong to assume that some might even be...haunted? (Check out the Summit Ave Haunted Walking Tour section below.) From the opulent Governor's Residence to the prior home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Summit Hill is a prized jewel. Just one block over, you’ll find miles of great shops and local restaurants lining Grand Avenue. We’ve noted a few worth checking out below.

Summit Ave Haunted Walking Tours in October


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Bryn Mawr is located directly west of downtown Minneapolis within the Calhoun-Isles community. The neighborhood is surrounded by nature and bound by parkland: Theodore Wirth Park to the north and west, Bassett Creek to the north, Bryn Mawr Meadows to the east, and Cedar Lake Park to the south. Bryn Mawr has a unique character with much to love (and gardens everywhere!). Predominantly residential, this area boasts a variety of home styles along with plenty of recreational activities. Not to mention, it is hard to get a location more convenient to downtown Minneapolis. The Penn Avenue entrance to I-394 gives easy access to the whole metro area. 


Theodore Wirth Parkway

Theodore Wirth Parkway on the west side of Bryn Mawr is a beautiful travel…

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St. Anthony Park is a treasured neighborhood in northwest Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is adjacent to the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul Campus, bordering southeast Minneapolis on the west, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the east, and the suburbs of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale to the north. St. Anthony Park is home to great restaurants and shopping along Como Avenue, and is known to host Music in the Park Sunday Concert Series. Recreational attractions abound, including St. Anthony Park itself, known for the little hill that provides great skyline views all year. Check out our recommended hot spots below.


Lake Monster Brewing

A neighborhood favorite, Lake Monster Brewing is known for unique versions of classic beer styles, putting…

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Welcome to the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis! While you can agree this area within the Powderhorn community is low-key and under the radar, it’s convenient location and top-rated local joints make it worthy to explore on our Neighborhood Series. Just north of Hiawatha Lake, Standish borders the LRT light rail line which connects you to downtown Minneapolis, the airport and Mall of America. Also in close proximity to Lake Nokomis and Minnehaha Falls, like much of the cities — this neighborhood is in high demand. It shares a neighborhood organization with the Ericsson neighborhood, even though that neighborhood is part of the Nokomis community; signs at the neighborhood boundaries welcome you to "Standish-Ericsson". Check out our recommended spots…

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Midway, known officially as Hamline-Midway, is nestled about midway (you probably could have guessed it) between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. Perhaps best known for Hamline University being located within its borders, the Green Line located on the south side of the neighborhood makes access between Minneapolis and Saint Paul easier than ever. At University Avenue and Snelling Avenue, you’ll find one of the busiest intersections in all of the Twin Cities. This area is one of the most significant cultural centers of the Twin Cities and it’s hard to find a neighborhood with more global restaurants and grocers. Also home to Saint Paul’s warehouse district, you’ll find a diverse mix of residential and commercial properties. Check out some…

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Kingfield is an established residential neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis and offers a broad assortment of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants. Its rough boundaries are 36th Street to the north, 35W to the east, 46th Street to the south, and Lyndale to the west. You can’t deny the strong community spirit here, especially present at the Sunday’s Kingfield Farmers Market. No doubt Kingfield embodies the Minneapolis local life and no matter the season, this area is a place that’s always playing its own tune. We’ve listed some loved spots in the neighborhood below.

Kingfield Farmer’s Market 

Open Sunday mornings from May through October, the Kingfield Farmer’s market is the quintessential neighborhood farmer’s market. Right-sized…

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Crocus Hill is known for picturesque mansions and historic homes with close proximity to Grand Avenue which is lined with quaint shops, restaurants and businesses that makes this neighborhood a walkable destination. Located slightly Southwest of Downtown Saint Paul, this area is a desirable location with much to offer. We've listed some of the closest and most notable hangs near this area for you to explore!


Crisp & Green

Fast, casual, and healthy. Crisp & Green is one of the Twin Cities' favorite health food spots with made-from-scratch soups, salads, grain bowls and smoothies crafted with fresh ingredients daily. With locations throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul, this spot is conveniently located on Grand Avenue.


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There’s truly no neighborhood in the Cities that’s more hip than the North Loop (quite literally - Forbes magazine called the North Loop “One of America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods.”) It’s one of the most vibrant and walkable areas, known for it’s good mix of history and gentrification. This melting pot of trendy shops and innovative restaurants has transformed historic warehouses. With Target Field and Target Center situated here, you’ll find an array of sports bars, cocktail lounges, local shopping, and of course - the crowds. 

The North Loop is also home to a beautiful section of the Mississippi Riverfront where cyclists, joggers and pedestrians enjoy well-maintained trails and families enjoy the playground in a city park that features tall trees…

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Just minutes from downtown Saint Paul, Payne-Phalen is known for its history, outdoor beauty, easygoing character, and vibrant diversity. From the waters of Lake Phalen to it’s notable hole-in-the-walls, this area is good for an afternoon visit and even worth considering relocating to. With it’s excellent location, green parkways, and connected trails—you have fast access to all the metro area has to offer. Looking to scope it out? You’ll find respite outdoors along with great restaurants which we’ve made sure to highlight below.  

Saint Paul Brewing (Previously Known as Flat Earth Brewing)

Saint Paul Brewing is proud to be one of Minnesota’s original craft breweries. Previously known as Flat Earth Brewing, they recently rebranded and still…

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If you’re familiar with Minneapolis at all, chances are you know about this neighborhood where old meets new. The sprawling Northeast community is an ever developing area with a food and drink scene as innovative and diverse as the generations that live there. Known for art galleries and studios in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, along with an eclectic mix of artisanal food shops, craft breweries, dive bars, and many bakeries. Dining options range from experimental restaurants like Hai Hai to old-school spots like Dusty’s Bar. River views are plentiful, and you can find Boom Island Park nearby which offers downtown skyline views and a footbridge to Nicollet Island. 

We’ve gathered some notable places to add to your list when you visit…

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