The Minnesota State Capitol Building
One half of the Twin Cities in Minnesota is St. Paul. St. Paul, Minnesota is the state capitol which is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River adjoined by Minneapolis. St. Paul, MN is also bordered by Minnetonka and Bloomington. St. Paul is the elder of the twin cities and both of them make up for the 16th largest metro area in the United States. The state capitol is a charming and laid back part of Minnesota and it’s often referred to as the most livable city in America.
St. Paul flows deep with tradition, culture, talent, and diversity. It also feels a strong economic and cultural vitality. Here you will be greeted with a firm handshake in one of the strong and stable neighborhoods. Each neighborhood in beautiful St. Paul, MN has a wondrous texture, cultural landmarks, historic interest, with ethnic heritage and long-standing traditions. Then citizens of St. Paul tend to feel a strong sense of belonging while commanding a sense of place.
St. Paul has a commitment to the urban village way of life while constantly growing and upgrading the city center and downtown area. The central corridor is just one example of a large-scale visionary development in the capitol city. The city also is the home of many Fortune 500 companies.
11 Tidbits about St. Paul
- St. Paul is the 2nd most populated city in the state of Minnesota.
- During the month of September, the average high temp is 71 degrees.
- There are an estimated 300,000 people here.
- It is governed by a strong mayor-council type of government.
- There is more city shoreline on the Mississippi River in St. Paul than any other city in the state.
- It used to be called Pig’s Eye Landing or Pig’s Eye.
- Over 80 different languages are spoken in St. Pauls’ schools.
- St. Paul is home to several manufacturing, commercial, educational institutions, transportation groups, and non-profit companies.
- The heart of the African American community in St. Paul is celebrated during Rondo Days. Rondo was an African American community which was disbanded in 1964 in lieu of a construction project on Interstate 94.
- St. Paul is the home of the longest running Victorian avenue in the whole United States, called Summit Avenue. It’s where the state’s governor resides while Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald also once lived on Summit. There is even a statue of F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul’s historic Rice Park.
- The population of St. Paul, Minnesota is 1.2% American Indian, 8.5% Hispanic, 12.6% African and Pan African, 13.4 % Asian, and led by 64.3% White/non-Hispanic.
St. Paul is a city where you can find just about anything your heart desires. There are sports to watch while the city is full of artistic and creating things to see and do. Perhaps food and drink are high on your list? St. Paul provides a plethora of opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry. All the while mingling with the polite and honest residents inhabiting the city.
***BONUS*** If your’re looking for a night out on the town, consider visiting the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul for a comedy show, artistic performance, or musical.