Moving to the St. Paul Area
Founded as a historic Native American Settlement that began as a trading and transportation center, the city has grown to be the second-most most populous city in Minnesota (300,000 - 2015) once it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, St. Paul adjoins Minneapolis to form the core of Minneapolis – Saint Paul, known as the “Twin Cities”. St. Paul is known for the Xcel Energy Center, professional ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild, and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Snow or Sun, There's Much to do in St. Paul
If you're moving to St. Paul, expect one of the greatest temperature ranges of any major city on earth. Winters are frigid and snowy and can also experience cold Arctic air masses – especially in late December, January, and February. However, citizens are still able to enjoy numerous winter-themed activities. Those looking to enjoy downhill skating in an urban environment are able to attend the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship; take a skate on the artificially chilled Wells Fargo Winterskate in the center of downtown; or attend the Winter Carnival or Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival.
During the warmer months, expect hot and humid summers. But don't let the hot weather affect your plans! Enjoy a St. Paul Saints baseball game, visit the Como Zoo, take a tour of the Mississippi River on the Padelford Riverboats Cruise, attend free music and concerts at Como, Rice & Mears parks, or visit over 24 local breweries – many offering free tours and tastings!
Always Learning in St. Paul
Moving to St. Paul can be an excellent choice if returning to school is in your future or plan on sending your kids when they're old enough. St. Paul is home to three public and eight colleges and universities along with five post-secondary institutions. Colleges and universities include Saint Catherine University, Concordia University, Hamline university, Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University, as well as Saint Paul College.