4.3 out of 10

Marshall Ave, Summit University

Ranked 2nd best street in Summit University
44.9485271098056 -93.1260522614674
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles



"A main artery of St. Paul"

This is a busy street in St. Paul, with lots of shops. Few are “swank” but all are serviceable. It is close to the U Of M and has excellent mass transit links to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Not high on the high life, but a good place to be in you are young.
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Marshall Avenue, not quite a place for the Family!"

I lived in half a house I rented on Marshall Avenue in college. For that time in my life it was perfect. It is a busy street near lots of shopping, and in the middle of the downtowns. I could hop on a bus or call a taxi and get anywhere and quickly. However now with a family and pets I would not want to live on such a busy street too close to bad neighborhoods.

Marshall Avenue in St. Paul is Lake Street in Minneapoils, you cross the river and the name of the street changes. Marshall runs just south of I94 all the way to downtown St. Paul. It intersects some nicer streets and is a good alternative to the freeway especially during rushhour, making it not so great for residents.

There isn't much for resturants, stores or nightlife, but Izzy's is always a tasty treat in the summer for icecream, and stores and resturants aren't too far away.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Sketchy street with reedeming qualities"

Marshall Avenue runs through the heart of the Old Rondo neighborhood. Once a thriving community, the construction of interstate 94 destroyed the local charm. The neighborhood was broken up and never returned to its previous splendor. Once part of Saint Paul's "Urban Forest", huge Elm trees provide a beautiful canopy over the street. However, Dutch Elm disease has thinned the number of trees in recent years. Marshall Avenue now runs through a low-income neighborhood that has seen better days.

For shopping, the best bet is Grand Avenue a few blocks north, a lovely walk. For education, Marshall Avenue is home to the historic Central High School, renown for academics and athletics, and the private Concordia University Saint Paul, a school with Division 2 football team and national champion volleyball team. Restaurants are slim, at least west of Lexington avenue, but there is a terrific Ice Cream shop known as Izzy's on this street. Marshall avenue runs through several of Saint Paul's neighborhoods, and has a youth recreation center as well as the Oxford Community pool.

Marshall Avenue may not be the nicest street in America, but it has everything you would need.
heavenr Marshall ave is a fabulous place to live. Multi-ethic, multi generational group of people who take pride in their community and really look after one another! Maybe give it another look, sketchy is definitely not how I would describe it.
heavenr Also wouldn't label it low income. My parents are both making well I've 90k, they choose to live there because they LOVE the neighborhood
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