Thomas-Dale, colloquially known as Frogtown (although it is more than just Frogtown), is rich with diversity. The streets are chock-full with things to do, see, and eat! It's a neighborhood with modest houses and hard-working people. There are halal markets, Mexican carnicerias, and other traditional food markets.
Asiantown is a subset of Frogtown (though the two are often synonymous in many people's minds), and if you have a hankering for anything Asian, you'll be sure to find it here. As you may imagine, there are all kinds of Asian restaurants, ranging from Cambodian to Laotian to Chinese to Thai. You'll find something for every palate here.
Thomas Dale (Frogtown) History
Thomas-Dale was settled in the late 1880s when downtown St. Paul started expanding outwards. The people who worked on the railroads needed somewhere to live, so Thomas-Dale became that neighborhood. The first wave of immigrants were German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Irish, and they built affordable homes to fit their working class lifestyles. They relied heavily on the streetcars for transportation back in those days.
This neighborhood went through a renewal, so many of these houses are no longer there, but the strong working ethic remains. The streetcars are also not a main mode of transportation (obviously), but now they rely on the METRO transit instead, and the new light rail line that runs on the southern edge along University Avenue.
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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