West St. Paul
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One solid proof of the cool lush green ambiance of West St. Paul is its 15 parks. Aside from these parks which provide ample area for hiking and other outdoor activities, other entertainment spots in West St. Paul include a golf course, a community swimming pool, and an ice arena. There is also the Southview Country Club for a more diverse choice of family activities. The city also has an impeccable public educational system plus a list of equally great private educational institutions.
Commerce is also booming in West St. Paul with more than 600 businesses which include an industrial park. According to the latest census, the population in West St. Paul is roughly 20,000. The commercial district of West St. Paul is showing great promise. It is amazingly accessible which makes traveling to and from work economical and comfortable. West St. Paul has an Economic Development Authority which oversees the promotion of the city as an ideal corporate destination.
Other attractions in West St. Paul include the longest and biggest congregation of Victorian houses in the United States, Summit Avenue. One of the most famous landmarks of Summit Avenue is The Cathedral of St. Paul which is a small version of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. Next to the cathedral is the home of founder of the Great Northern Railroad, the James J. Hill House. Built in 1915 is the glass-domed garden called the Cosmo Park Conservatory. This botanical garden showcases includes the Frog Pond Landscape, Enchanted Garden and the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden. It is actually a zoo where visitors would be able to see African antelopes, diving birds, giraffes, polar bears, and cats.
Of course, there is the Minnesota History Center and Museum which can be found south of the State Capitol. Inside the museum, you would be able to see over 700 items historical artifacts and other collections and a presentation of the Minnesota timeline starting from the ice age up to the present.
West St. Paul is really an ideal place to live especially if you love the quiet serene countryside merged with the amenities of the city.