Summit-University Quick Facts
County: Ramsey
Population: 308096
Size: 50.20 sq mi
Median Home Price: $329900
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
House Styles Website
Summit-University Overview
Summit-University is a St. Paul neighborhood that is considered economically and ethnically diverse. It includes the Cathedral Hill neighborhood and what remains of the Rondo neighborhood. Rondo was a thriving African American city since the Civil War, but not much of it remains today. Baseball great, Dave Winfield, is from Summit-University, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was born here, even though he's better known for living in Summit Hill.
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Summit-University History
Summit-University was established in the 1880s/1890s with a mixture of apartment buildings and duplexes next to mansions. It was called the Hill District at this time and considered one of the best solidly middles-class neighborhoods in America in the 1930s. Summit-University has had its ups and downs since then, but it's once again considered a comfortable neighborhood in which to live. It's populated with historic homes, Victorian-style houses, apartment buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes. It has several retail areas in the neighborhood, and it's close to downtown.   (rev. 1/30/21)
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 Summit-University MN
Single Family
updated: 2021
Median Price:
$329900

Average Age:
1910

Annual Number Sold:
93

Average Sqft:
2293

Dollars/Sqft:
$179/sqft

Condo / Townhouse
updated: 2021
Median Price:
$255000

Average Age:
1923

Annual Number Sold:
108

Average Sqft:
1394

Dollars/Sqft:
$210/sqft

Parks
Restaurants
Shopping
Nightlife
Community Arts & Recreation
Events
DEC: James J Hill House - (240 Summit Avenue, 651-297-2555, website) This magnificent 36,000 sqft home was built in 1891 by James J Hill. Hill made his fortune in the rail road, and purchased the lots on Summit Avenue for it's commanding view of St. Paul. He built the house using state of the art technology back in those days, incorporating electric lighting and a unique ventilation / heating system. This Richardsonian Romanesque style home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a museum worth visiting.
Schools
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