What is the best Minneapolis or St. Paul neighborhood to move to with 6th and 10th grade children (good

Asked by Andrea Ensign, Santa Fe, NM Fri Oct 19, 2007

public schools), great parks and walking trails but still walking distance to great restaurants and stores?

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Emily Best, , Apple Valley, MN
Sun Apr 20, 2008
Hi Andrea, I can't steer you towards a particular school or area to live but I can mail you a School House magazine that details schools in the different cities around the Twin Cities Metro area. I would also recommend that you check out county web sites, different counties you should google are Dakota, Washington , Hennepin(Minneapolis), Ramsey(St. Paul), Scott , Anoka, etc. They will have info on area schools and the benefits to living in each county. The metro area is a great place to live, work, and play and I'm sure you will be happy where ever you end up. I do have a question which is are you moving on your own or is the company you work for helping you relocate? If you need help finding an agent that specializes in relocation please contact me. Happy House Hunting
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Karen, , 55408
Wed Apr 16, 2008
Can you provide some idea of your price range? We love our south Minneapolis neighborhood known as "The Wedge" and situated between the Uptown and Downtown shopping and entertainment districts. We raised our son here, and did well by the public schools (although I'm convinced all middle schools are terrible, everywhere...) But we bought in 1992, and if we had to buy now, we wouldn't be able to afford this neighborhood! I think Minneapolis has good neighborhoods in a variety of price ranges.
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Anders Hansen, Home Buyer, Saint Paul, MN
Thu Apr 10, 2008
I love the Crocus Hill neighborhood. I'm not sure about the public schools. But, there are some top private schools in the area.
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Ben Goheen, Agent, Saint Paul, MN
Thu Apr 10, 2008
The neighborhood I highly recommend is Stillwater, which is about 20 minutes Northeast of St. Paul. It has one of the best school districts in the cities (according to http://www.greatschools.net). It's the birthplace of Minnesota with many older homes that have been well preserved. There are new stores to bring people here to shop (Kohls, Lowes, Target, Wal-Mart) plus the downtown area has historical buildings with antique shops and cool restaurants.

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Bob Crosby, , Lakeville, MN
Thu Nov 8, 2007
The good news is that the Twin Cities boasts some the most highly ranked schools in the nation, With that said, having been in the real estate business for over 23 years and observing the demographic trends, my personal preference is the schools "south of the river", such as SD194 and SD 196. I have a 10th grader in SD194 and we have been highly impressed with all facets of her education.
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Teresa Board…, Agent, Saint Paul, MN
Fri Oct 19, 2007
That questions is very hard to answer. St. Paul has open enrollment so if the children go to public schools they can go to any one that they want to. There are also many private schools. The best I can do here is give you a link so links: http://choicecatalog.spps.org/ http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/
As for parks and walking trails you will find them in several neighborhoods including Lake Nakomis, Phalen Park, Highland Park, Merriam Park, and even in both of the downtowns.
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