Having lived in the suburbs of St. Paul for over 40 years, there are many great areas to look. Some of them have been listed by other agents below, but there are so many and to some degree having different attributes, I was wondering, what criteria are you looking for? Shopping, schools, quiet, ammenities, what?
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Thanks, Todd Norsted
Best of luck on your search, let me know if you would like any help.
Here are some towns you might think of, but of course it depends where in St Paul you will be working. Since you said miles and not minutes, there are some great options. Look at Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Woodbury, Maplewood, Cottage Grove. You could even live in Minneapolis and not have that long of a commute to Saint Paul. Your options are endless since the metro area is laid out so well.
-Traffic from south of Saint Paul, along the 35 corridor flows pretty well.
-If you try to live west on the 494, traffic can get backed up and the commute could take 45 minutes.
-Woodbury would be the farthest east you might want to drive due to traffic on the I-94
When relocating, the options can be overwhelming. If you would like a relocation package that can give you some insight on the different neighborhoods, contact me and I will put one in the mail for you. Have a great weekend!
There are many factors to consider when deciding what cities to look at when moving. I also moved from the East coast and have been relocated many times and I found it very helpful to write a list of things that were important (e.g.) Schools (private vs public), shopping, entertainment, restaurants, parks, etc. Also consider picking up a schoolhouse magazine which is a regional guide of schools.You can also go to the individual city and county websites for more information. Once you have this information a Realtor then can assist you in finding what cities you might consider. Feel free to contact me through my website if you should have any more questions http://www.VillaQuestRealty.com. Good Luck