The Twin Cities are no strangers to sports: professional teams like the Minnesota Twins from the MLB play at Target Field, the Minnesota Vikings from the NFL play at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and sports fans come to the Xcel Energy Center to cheer on their professional hockey team Minnesota Wild and return to their favorite concerts and events.
Near home, St. Paul residents come and hang out at CHS Field, where a variety of exciting activities take place throughout the year and the Saints are at home. If you want to cheer on your favourite team, you can cheer them on in the comfort of your own living room.
You can also watch local musicians at Studio Z, located in the Lowertown arts district of St. Paul. For fans of the performing arts, the Ordway offers a variety of performances by local artists as well as performances by local bands. The center houses the Fitzgerald Theater and PublicRadio.org, both part of the Minnesota Public Radio Network (MPRN), the largest public radio network in Minnesota.
American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, after whom the Fitzgerald Theater is named, was purchased by First Avenue from Minnesota Public Radio in 2010 to continue its mission of excellence in entertainment.
This non-profit area is located near the University of Minnesota and conveniently located just off the Green Line route. You can always take the light rail that runs between St. Paul and the city of Minneapolis, and you can easily reach the CEZ.
Bloomington is home to the world-famous Mall of America, and if you want easy access to endless shopping, consider Bloomington Mall, the largest shopping mall in the United States and one of the most popular shopping centers in Minnesota. St. Paul is also home to many outstanding museums, including the Minnesota Museum of Natural History, Minnesota State University and the University of Minnesota - Duluth. The spectacular Capitol, located in the North End of St. Paul and completed in 1851, is another notable landmark. It offers a variety of theme parks, restaurants, shops, hotels, theaters, museums and other attractions.
Property taxes vary by district, but Ramsey County is above average, though not nearly as high. Income and sales taxes are payable because Minnesota does not levy sales taxes on clothing, groceries or prescriptions.
The cost of living in Minnesota varies by location, but overall it is comparable to both coastal and major cities. It is higher in the state's largest metro areas and higher in the state's largest cities, such as Minneapolis and St. Paul. The median home value in Minneapolis is $212,800, 15% above the national average, while St. Paul's is below the national average at just $178,400. That means it's not only cheaper, but also has better housing values on average than Minneapolis. Residents generally seem to appreciate well-maintained roads, and the average is usually much higher than the median home price in other major metropolitan areas of Minnesota.
The St. Paul Public School District has a strong reputation among families and is one of the largest in the state. Education is more available than in other major metropolitan areas of Minnesota, such as Minneapolis.
If you're looking for a larger school, St. Thomas University is ranked as one of the best public universities in the state, with an average enrollment of 1.5 million students. St. Paul is home to Minnesota State University, a high-ranking college in Minnesota. If you look at larger schools, you look at the University of Minnesota and the U of M School of Law.
The Twin Cities, home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, offer unlimited employment opportunities. St. Paul has the second-highest median household income of any city in Minnesota, after Minneapolis, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
A well-known employer in St. Paul, Ecolab, is one of the largest employers in the Twin Cities with more than 1,000 employees. It is rated 1.0 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the second highest of all Minnesota cities after Minneapolis.
You can join the parade of shamrock music and merriment you love, and the surrounding towns will find a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, restaurants and other shops.
Take a riverboat ride, explore the bike path, see unique fossils and ancient artifacts at the Science Museum of Minnesota, watch a movie at the Omnitheater, or enjoy a night of music, food and drink at St. Paul Brewing Company. Join the Minnesota Historical Society, which offers free public tours of its museum from May to September. The Great Minnesota Get-Together, nicknamed "Great Minnesota Get-Together," takes place every year on the last Sunday in August from 6 - 8 p.m. in Saint Paul.