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Moving to St. Paul, MN? What You Need to Know

Downtown St. Paul framed by the High Bridge

Are you relocating to St. Paul, MN? If you’re coming from another state and you’re not sure about the area, that’s what we’re here for! Our St. Paul Movers are used to the area and with this blog, you’ll be able to find out what you need to know before coming this way.

Quick Facts

St. Paul’s population is 317,664, which makes it the 2nd largest city in Minnesota and the 63rd most populated city in the country!
St. Paul has more Mississippi riverfront (26 miles) than any other city along the iconic river.
Over 95 languages and dialects are spoken in St. Paul public schools.
Mickey’s Diner in downtown St. Paul has been featured in three movies: “The Mighty Ducks,” “Jingle All the Way,” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Downtown is Convenient
St. Paul has the “all roads lead to downtown” mentality. The centralized neighborhoods are all clustered around the downtown area, creating easy walkability and adding a lot of value to the surrounding areas.

Cost of Living?
Housing, utilities, and transportation:
St. Paul’s housing expenses are 8% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 7% lower than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 1% lower than the national average.

  • $374,760 median home price
  • $1,174/ month median rent
  • $156.43/month energy bill

Food & grocery:
St. Paul has grocery prices that are 5% higher than the national average.

  • $3.50 loaf of bread
  • $2.04 gallon of milk
  • $1.90 carton of eggs
  • $3.53 bunch of bananas

Healthcare in St. Paul is 6% higher than the national average.

  • $116.80 doctor visit
  • $100.34 dentist visit
  • $109.45 optometrist visit
  • $465.26 RX drug
  • $55.07 veterinary visit

St. Paul is Great for Cyclists
If you are a cyclist, St. Paul may be the city for you. It has been recognized for having an extremely bicycle-friendly community by the League of American Cyclists and St. Paul MetroTransit even has a cycling guide to help you get around the city on two wheels.

St. Paul Must-Sees
When you get here and you are settled in, there are a few must-sees that you can’t miss right here in St. Paul.

Science Museum of Minnesota
This museum is a large regional science museum that uses a hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. Whether you have kids or you’re interested in science yourself, this is definitely a place to visit.

Bruce Vento Regional Trail
This is an asphalt-paved rail-trail that runs from White Bear Lake to the Bruce Vento Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s mostly off-road but does go through some residential neighborhoods and offers many scenic views.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory are part of a large complex on the shores of Lake Como that includes an amusement park, a golf course, a pool, and a carousel. The zoo is the oldest in Minnesota; it was opened in 1897.

Now that you’ve learned a bit about St. Paul, Minnesota, are you ready to take the leap and move? If so, contact us! We’re happy to help you start your new adventure in St. Paul. Grab a FREE QUOTE from our website and we’ll get this started!

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