Lowertown is the height of downtown St. Paul living, with breathtaking 360-degree skyline and river views, and skyway connections to the best theatres, restaurants and shopping in the city.
In the warmer months, Lowertown residents only need to step outside to enjoy the scenic Bruce Vento Regional Trail or one of the many other walking trails, dog parks, and recreation areas that the neighborhood has to offer.
With a thriving local art and culture community, Lowertown holds numerous events in historic Mears Park, including craft fairs, music festivals, and food truck events. It is also a hub for some of Minnesota’s best museums and event centers, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Minnesota History Center, and year-round sporting events and concerts at Xcel Energy Center and CHS Field.
Lowertown offers easy access to many modes of transportation, including the Light Rail, Metro Bus line and St. Paul’s convenient skyway system. Residents can easily access an endless variety of food and drinks at landmark bars and restaurants like the Handsome Hog, Public House, Big River Pizza, Barrio, World of Beer, Bulldog and more. Lowertown prides itself on its culinary diversity and its trendy, laid-back bar scene.
There is no end to shopping in Lowertown, from convenience stores like Walgreens and SuperAmerica to upscale retail stores on University and Grand Avenues and the iconic Minnesota grocery store, Lunds and Byerlys.
Thanks to its bustling economy and accessible public transportation, many businesses have chosen Lowertown for their offices, including Ecolab, 3M, Ramsey County, Regions Hospital, Securian and Traveler’s Insurance. The convenience of city life without the long commute makes Lowertown a desirable neighborhood for professionals of all ages and backgrounds.
The Lowertown area is home to a growing community of students, thanks to plentiful transportation and a bustling bar and restaurant scene. Macalester College, Saint Paul College, Century College, St. Catherine’s, Concordia, Metropolitan State University, the University of Minnesota and St. Paul Community College are all conveniently located to Lowertown and its thriving nightlife.
For all of the excitement of big city living with the comforts and familiarity of a welcoming community, Lowertown is the perfect neighborhood to call home.