8.6 out of 10

Merriam Park

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in St. Paul
44.9500027366359 -93.1726050420732
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"My favorite neighborhood in St. Paul!"

As a relative newbie to the Merriam Park neighborhood, I still marvel at the tenures of many of my friends and neighbors. My family has lived here for almost 15 years and make new friends every day whose time spent here doubles and even triples ours. Their reasons for staying are many - great schools, quiet streets, beautiful homes and (most importantly) the people. Spend some time with one person and you'll find an immediate connection to someone else you know. It's an old St. Paul cliche, but it really is like a small town. Hip shops on Selby and Snelling are a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. If it's a burger and beer you desire, get in line early at the Blue Door Pub. If you and the family are looking for a scoop of funky ice cream, Izzy's is the place to be on a Sunday evening (along with the rest of the neighborhood!). Merriam Park features an eclectic mix of homeowners and renters that make for some interesting dog walking too - and by the way everyone in this 'hood loves their dogs! Move here if you can - and plan on never leaving!
  • Cool Shops and Restaurants
  • Well maintained homes
  • Access to Mississippi River
  • Traffic on Marshall Avenue
  • Late night St. Thomas student behavior

Best Streets in Merriam Park


Summit Ave

"This is the place to be"
44.9415111004584 -93.170527868785

Unranked Streets in Merriam Park

Beverly Rd

"Town and Country Golf Club"
44.9564005911103 -93.2017480268919

Iglehart Ave

"Iglehart....quaint and quiet...lovely really!"
44.9494803295778 -93.1770782609404
"Small Sleepy Street in the Heart of Residential Saint Paul"
44.9479803082117 -93.1517192333569
"The Lovely Roblyn Avenue"
44.9523770577352 -93.1857657448469

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