Saint Paul, the head of navigation of the great Mississippi River, is a city of neighborhoods. Like a network of urban villages, our neighborhoods are strong and stable, each with its own fascinating texture of historic interest, cultural landmarks, ethnic heritage and time-honored traditions. This is why people lucky enough to live here feel a remarkable sense of belonging, a sense of place.
Our commitment to not only preserving, but growing this sense of the urban village is exemplified by our continuing development of downtown. Now one of our most desirable neighborhoods, the city’s core is thriving, not just as a place to work, but as a place to live, learn and spend leisure time. We have reclaimed our riverfront, which now pulses with the energy of both concerts and commerce.