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After serving the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for many years, our Twin Cities moving company has helped many types of people move to neighborhoods in the area. From families, millennials, and young professionals all the way to retirees – our movers in Minneapolis and St. Paul movers have provided first-rate relocation services to all those residents.

St. Paul, in particular, has become a popular spot for young professionals to settle down. A growing local business community as well as a diverse collection of cultural and dining attractions have driven the city’s population growth.1

With the real estate market heating up, more millennials are jumping in and buying homes in St. Paul.2If you are looking to make real estate investments, check out these up and coming neighborhoods in St. Paul.




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Located just north of downtown St. Paul, Payne-Phalen is experiencing a sort of renaissance. After major employers left the area, the neighborhood spent decades quietly in decline. However, the East Side Payne Avenue business district is now experiencing a revival.3

Driven by three progressive dining establishments – Ward 6, Cook St. Paul, and Tongue in Cheek – the revitalization of Payne-Phalen has made it one of the best neighborhoods in St. Paul for millennials. New and hip businesses keep emerging in the area.


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Dedicated to preserving its historic charm, the real estate market in Payne-Phalen is heating up. Affordable residential and commercial properties are attracting artists and entrepreneurs alike.

Improvements to the area like new bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and upcoming housing developments are also bringing in young families to the area. With a diverse community, eclectic business opportunities, and affordable real estate offerings – now’s a great time to move to Payne-Phalen.


West Seventh


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Located along the Mississippi River at the edge of downtown St. Paul, West Seventh is a blue-collar neighborhood known as one of the best places to eat in the city.4 Boasting a plethora of dining establishments from casual hot spots to fine dining as well as local breweries and innovative food halls like nationally recognized Keg and Case Market.5

This thriving neighborhood also has lovely residential areas. Denizens of West Seventh enjoy peaceful tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks, historical houses, and tight-knit communities. A perfect place for families with children and pets who still want to live near the downtown area.


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There are a few exciting work-live real estate properties being developed in West Seventh. Anchored by the historic Schmidt Brewery, which was renovated to accommodate a blend of residential and commercial spaces known as the Schmidt Artist Lofts, the “West End” of St. Paul is experiencing unprecedented growth.6

The neighborhood’s growing live/work/play district and walkability makes it one of the best neighborhoods in St. Paul for millennials, young professionals, and artists.


Additional Reading



  1. James Walsh, Star Tribune – A growing St. Paul gets hip to millennials and retirees alike
  2. Frederick Melo, Twin – Millennials are jumping in the housing market. Here’s a few things they should know.
  3. Rachel Hutton, Minnesota Monthly – The Twin Cities’ Best Neighborhoods to Eat, Shop & Explore
  4. Joy Summers, Eater Twin Cities – Where to Eat Along Saint Paul’s West Seventh
  5. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – USA Today readers pick Keg & Case as nation’s best new food hall
  6. Brian Martucci, MinnPost – Transforming St. Paul’s West 7th into a vibrant, urban life/work/play corridor

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