Saint Paul CONTRACT FOR DEED HOMES
Welcome to Saint Paul
St. Paul’s history and growth as a landing port are tied to water. The city’s defining physical characteristic, the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, was carved into the region during the last ice age, as were the steep river bluffs and dramatic palisades on which the city is built. Receding glaciers and Lake Agassiz forced torrents of water from a glacial river that undercut the river valleys. The city is situated in east-central Minnesota.
The Mississippi River forms a municipal boundary on part of the city’s west, southwest, and southeast sides. Minneapolis, the state’s largest city, lies to the west. Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville, and Maplewood are north, with Maplewood lying to the east. The cities of West Saint Paul and South Saint Paul are to the south, as are Lilydale, Mendota, and Mendota Heights, although across the river from the city. The city’s largest lakes are Pig’s Eye Lake, which is part of the Mississippi, Lake Phalen, and Lake Como. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.18 square miles (145.51 km2), of which 51.98 square miles (134.63 km2) is land and 4.20 square miles (10.88 km2) is water.
Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development divides Saint Paul into seventeen Planning Districts, created in 1979 to allow neighborhoods to participate in governance and use Community Development Block Grants. With a funding agreement directly from the city, the councils share a pool of funds. The councils have significant land-use control, a voice in guiding development, and they organize residents. The boundaries are adjusted depending on population changes; as such, they sometimes overlap established neighborhoods. Though these neighborhoods changed over time, preservationists have saved many of their historically significant structures.
The city’s seventeen Planning Districts are:
- Sunray-Battle Creek-Highwood
- Greater East Side
- West Side
- Dayton’s Bluff
- North End
- Thomas Dale (Frogtown)
- West End
- Como Park
- Saint Anthony Park
- Union Park
- Highland Park
- Summit Hill
- SchoolsThe city of St. Paul provides amazing educational opportunities to its residents. With a public school system that encompasses 82 schools and a plethora of top rated private schools, they’ve got K-12 covered. The district relies on a mix of standard coursework, with Advanced Placement (AP), College in the Schools (CIS), International Baccalaureate (IB), international language programs, career and technical courses to ensure that students are well prepared for the future. And colleges/universities from a campus of the University of Minnesota, to Hamline University, to the William Mitchell College of Law and many others, St. Paul has the second highest number of higher education institutions per capita in the nation.
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