Mary Ellen F…, Home Buyer in Connecticut

moving to Mn what neighborhoods can you recommend within a 15-20 mile commute to St. Paul?

Asked by Mary Ellen Friesz, Connecticut Fri Feb 1, 2008

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Hi Mary Ellen,

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?

I hope you find exactly what you're looking for, as there are great areas out there! If I can be of help, just ask.

Thanks, Todd Norsted
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Hello Ellen Friez,
Good morning.
This could be way too late. Did you ever move to MN? The city I would have you look in is Woodbury MN. Very nice new city. Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if we can help you out. We can do loans down to 600 Credit Score. We also don't need 3 trade lines like many banks require. I would like to see if I can help you out with a home mortgage. I will try and make this a very easy process. Please let me know how to help out.
Thanks much.
Josh Lund
MN District Branch Manager
NMLS # 387408
Gold Star Financial Group
Mobile: 612.802.3265
Office: 952.884.5442
eFax: 877.666.0007
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 10, 2015
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 14, 2014
Hi Mary Ellen, I was born in St. Paul and have lived here my whole life. My wife and I currently live in the Merriam Park Neighborhood and we love it! Merriam Park is on the Western most part of St Paul, bordering the Mississippi River and Minneapolis. It is an extremely convenient location. The homes are beautiful and there are many shops, restaurants, parks etc... all within walking distance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
Mary Ellen - you might also consider living right in Saint Paul. There are many really nice neighborhoods with a variety of characteristics from urban lofts to established neighborhoods to "out in the country". As an example of "country", I live in a heavily wooded area at the end of a narrow, winding gravel road that looks like the "road to the lake". I have a view of the Mississippi, and I don't have to get on a highway to go to work or shopping, but am 10 minutes or less from downtown conveniences.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Hi Mary, I would say move north! I live in Hugo & I love it! I am 30 minutes from just about everything. White Bear Lake are is great if you like lakes and the small town feel. It really depends on the price range you want to be in and what amenities you want. There are some very nice new townhomes that are being built in Maplewood as well close to shopping ect. I live in a new developement with many price ranges. We have the luxury of being close to everything and can walk down the road to the apple orchard.
Best of luck on your search, let me know if you would like any help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
Hi Mary Ellen,

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!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 1, 2008
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 Good Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 1, 2008
It depends what you are looking for in a home but Woodbury has some great values right now. It also would be an easy drive in.
Michael Doyle Realtor
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