Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

St. Paul: Greater East Side

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The Greater East Side neighborhood is situated between the Saint Paul‘s largest and most densely populated city districts and contains 28,000 residents, most of them middle-class. The neighborhood is located in the northeast corner of St. Paul, with the city of Maplewood bordering it. The Greater East Side neighborhood offers suburban luxuries that are just minutes from downtown Saint Paul, 3M’s headquarters, and employment opportunities in the neighboring city of Maplewood. White Bear Avenue is the major hub of the neighborhood, with churches, schools, unique shops, malls, homes, restaurants, entertainment, libraries, offices, community facilities, and much more.

The Greater East Side neighborhood has many housing options and styles. The majority of homes were constructed after World War II, in rambler and Cape Cod styles. Historic homes as well as apartment buildings can also be found in the neighborhoods.

One of the most popular restaurants in the neighborhood is the Cherry Pit Bar & Grill. The Cherry Pit Bar & Grill works hard to offer more than just a good time for its visitors. The warm and welcoming staff makes them the premiere bar in Saint Paul. With such a great staff and wonderful selection of menu items, this bar is a favorite for not only the neighborhood but also the entire city.

Started in 1921, Hillcrest Golf Club of St. Paul is one of the most popular and affordable private golf clubs in the Twin Cities Area. Hillcrest Golf Club offers its members a remarkably preserved and manicured golf course, a dining experience not found anywhere else, and a splendid and relaxed club environment for family, friends, and business. With topography of rolling hills and mature trees, the Par 72 course will test the skill of players at any level. The spacious deck, patio and pool area offer a convenient environment for the family to relax and enjoy themselves. The golf club is also a popular place to hold events and meetings.

The Greater East Side neighborhood houses two recreation centers. Hazel Park Recreation Center offers visitors a craft room, game/teen room, gymnasium, kitchen and a meeting room. The Hayden Heights Recreation Center is the second recreation center within the Greater East Side neighborhood. Similar to the Hazel Park center, Hayden Heights provides visitors with a craft room, game room, gymnasium, kitchen, meeting room, and a warming room. Both of the recreation centers are attached to local parks and are great resources for residents of the neighborhood.

The Greater East Side neighborhood contains several parks. The most notable include:

Sackett Park: Sackett Park is frequently utilized by the adjacent Boys & Girls Club. The park’s defining characteristics are a large open space ideal for football, soccer, frisbee, and so on, as well as a softball field. With so many active options, Sackett Park is a great destination for the whole neighborhood.

Ames Lake Park: Ames Lake Park connects park visitors with some of the larger, regional destinations. Visitors first enjoy a beautiful pier that curves around Ames Lake. This pathway is ideal for walkers and cyclists, and connects to the Bruce Vento Regional Trail as well as Phalen Regional Park. This connection makes Ames Lake Park a destination that can be enjoyed alone or in conjunction with these larger areas.

Prosperity Heights Park: Prosperity Heights Park contains almost 10 acres of open space. Whether it be enjoying a game of catch, taking a casual stroll, or sharing a family picnic, there are plenty of activities to enjoy at Prosperity Heights. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s pond and trails.

If you have any questions regarding the Greater East Side neighborhood, the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.