Payne-Phalen Quick Facts
County: Ramsey
Population: 308096
Size: 56.20 sq mi
Median Home Price: $209900
Average Rent Price: $948
Commute to Mpls: 20 minutes
Commute to StP: 5 minutes
Utilities
Electricity: XCel Energy
Natural Gas: XCel Energy
Garbage / Recycle: city
Water: City
Sewer: City
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Payne-Phalen Overview
Payne-Phalen is the largest of 17 designated neighborhoods of St. Paul and is very close to Downtown. It is a historic neighborhood, rich with diversity and a communal atmosphere. They have plenty to offer cuisine-wise, ranging from Mexican to Thai, and everything in between. They are known for the beauty of Lake Phalen and the serene outdoorsy nature of Swede Hollow, which has been made famous in song. There is plenty to attract a nature lover in Payne-Phalen, including parks and trails. The people range from working class to middle class, and they are dedicated to the community. They are eager to welcome anyone and everyone to their neighborhood and to show them what makes Payne-Phalen special.
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Payne-Phalen History
Historically, Payne-Phalen has been the home to new immigrants. When the Irish, Germans, Swedes, and Italians came to Minnesota, many of them made the East Side their home. In fact, Swede Hollow was a valley so named because of the Swedish immigrants who settled there. During the industrial age, this neighborhood became a locus for several important industrial companies such as Hamm's brewery, Whirlpool, 3M, and Seeger Refrigerator Company. The local economy was bolstered by the presence of such companies as they employed thousands of residents. However, they all closed their doors in Payne-Phalen in the 1970s,  symbolizing the ups and downs that this neighborhood has experienced since it was established. Today, due to much renovation and overhaul, the Payne-Phalen has now added gastropubs, arts, and organic farming to the mix, and they have become a much stronger community as a result. They are still welcoming to immigrants, however, and they never forget their roots as they continue to show off their East Side pride.
Green / Environmental
Saint Paul has very little in environmental policies. Introduced in 2020, they are asking large buildings to monitor water and energy usage for benchmarking purposes. That's about it.

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Market Trends in Payne-Phalen MN
Single Family
updated: 2021
Median Price:
$209900

Average Age:
1929

Annual Number Sold:
409

Average Sqft:
1510

Dollars/Sqft:
$143/sqft

Condo / Townhouse
updated: 2021
Median Price:
$252500

Average Age:
1999

Annual Number Sold:
8

Average Sqft:
1842

Dollars/Sqft:
$136/sqft

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