St. Paul, Minnesota Up and Coming Areas

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I'm a new investor, starting out in the Twin Cities.  I've been looking into district/communities of north St. Paul and the northern suburbs to find a couple du/tri/quad plexes to invest in.  I would like a community that is safe and/or improving.  Does anyone have any experience in the Minnesota area?

A couple areas I'm curious about are the Payne-Phalen, Como and Summit region of St. Paul and Little Canada.  Thoughts?

Hi Jacob,
Welcome to BP! The areas that you mentioned around St. Paul vastly differ in quality and price. Knowing the type of property and tenant you’re looking for can narrow your search criteria to certain types neighborhoods. It’s good to keep in mind what businesses and attractions are going in or out of a certain neighborhoods to have a better understanding if a property has potential (ex. properties around the new soccer stadium will likely creep up in value). Feel free to to send a PM my way and I can go into more details.
Best of luck!

@Jacob Hanson Hi! Yep, it's a challenge to find the sweet spot between prices that are still reasonable and a neighborhood that is on a good trajectory. For me, one of the best spots in St Paul for a new investor is Payne-Phalen: still many sub-200k duplexes (albeit old ones), nice community, and the Payne commercial corridor with awesome businesses such as Toung in Cheek, Caydence coffee, etc. I anticipate this area to (for better or worse) gentrify substantially during the next decade. This is not to mention the new Rush Line BRT that will be built in the next couple of years ( See: transit oriented development

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