Truly a jewel, the unique city of Gem Lake is ideally located close to both downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Incorporated in 1959, we have a tradition of protecting our local history and natural environment. Our city’s quiet residential neighborhoods and thriving commercial district make Gem Lake a special place to live and work. The residents of Gem Lake are just minutes away from recreation, shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. And for families with children, there is a wide choice of public and private schools available. Visit Gem Lake and you’ll find that it’s a very special place to buy or build a home, or start a business.