Dayton’s Bluff is an early residential neighborhood with many attractive older houses. It is located just east of downtown St. Paul. The Mississippi River runs along the south side of the neighborhood, creating high bluffs with attractive views of the river and downtown. The previous inhabitants of this area had great respect for the river too, as this is home to Indian Mounds Park, a 2000-year-old Native American burial ground overlooking the river.
Greater East SideThe Greater East Side occupies the north-east corner of St. Paul, with the city of Maplewood to the north and east.
Hamline-MidwayHamline-Midway is, as the name suggests, in the middle of the city. It's partly residential, with some light industry and business parks.
Highland Park is St. Paul's south-western neighborhood. It is bounded by the Mississipi River on the west, south and east, and Macalester-Groveland to the north. Highland Park tower is a local landmark. Highland Park was once the site of a large Ford Motor Company plant, and plans are currently in the works to re-develop the old industrial site.
A retail area with a mix of big box and independent store and restaurants is centered around Ford Parkway and Snelling Avenue. Highland Park itself is a large open space with wooded areas, and resident deer.
The western half of Grand Avenue runs through Mac-Groveland providing an array of shopping and dining opportunities.