Post by ● Sep 9, 2015

St. Paul: Macalester-Groveland

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The Macalester-Groveland neighborhood is situated in western Saint Paul. With 18,000 residents, the neighborhood ranges east from the Mississippi River to Summit Hill. The neighborhood is a rich mixture of single-family homes with lively commercial strips. The Summit Avenue Historic District, with superb mansions from the late 1800’s, borders the northern boundary of the neighborhood. Recently, Grand Avenue has developed into a nationally renowned commercial street, with a combination of national retailers and local vendors. Copious amounts of colleges and universities, including the University of St. Thomas, Macalester College, and Saint Catherine University, along with thousands of students,have made this neighborhood their home. The effect of university and college-life is felt all over the neighborhood, providing residents a wide variety of cultural, athletic, and musical exposure.

Single-family homes in the Macalaster-Groveland neighborhood were built in an array of architectural styles between the 1880’s and the 1920’s, including Queen Anne, Craftsman Bungalows, Prairie, Colonial Revivals, and Tudor Revivals. Several pre-war apartment buildings are located in the neighborhood as well.

The Macalester-Groveland neighborhood is home to two recreation centers.

The Groveland Recreation Center is located on a park grounds containing a baseball field, basketball court, two hockey rinks, an ice skating rink, playgrounds, a soccer field, two softball fields, and two tennis courts. Inside the recreation center, visitors enjoy the craft room, meeting room, gymnasium, and warming house. The seasonal amenities found at the Groveland Recreation Center make it an amenity enjoyed year-round.

The Edgcumbe Recreation Center also enjoys this seasonal relevancy. With a warming room, two racquetball courts, a multipurpose room, kitchen, fitness center, gymnasium, game room, and a craft room, visitors can enjoy amenities all throughout the year. The adjacent park also adds on a baseball field, hockey rink, playground, ice skating rink, soccer field, two softball fields, and four tennis courts for visitors to utilize. Both the Groveland and Edgcumbe Recreation Centers are wonderful amenities for residents of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.

The Macalester-Groveland neighborhood is home to one additional park:

Mattocks Park: Mattocks Park is a traditional, neighborhood park. Enjoyed by the locals for its amenities and convenient location, Mattocks Park is particularly busy during the warmer months. Visitors enjoy the half basketball court, two tennis courts, playground, and open field. With so many active amenities, guests are sure to have a good time running, climbing, throwing and swinging their way around the park.

If you have any questions regarding the Macalester-Groveland 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.