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Old 01-10-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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To go between the two jobs have you considered looking at the houses in Seward and Longfellow along West River Pkwy? There are alot of nice homes on the St. Paul side of the river in the 400k - 1 mil range as well. Both are great areas in my opinion.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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I've lived in St. Paul for twenty-four years (the last fifteen on Highland Parkway) and I was a Realtor for some of that time. I want to recommend to efex101 to buy a less expensive house on Highland Parkway, or some beautiful place tucked away in Summit Hill or Cathedral Hill in St. Paul, but it just sounds like she'd be afraid of such an "urban" looking area and not realize how safe, comfortable and convenient it is. It's really difficult to make that plunge into the unknown--so much easier to go out into the 'burbs and just make that long drive every day, but it takes years to really get to know a place. On the other hand, I don't see how anybody could walk along Lincoln Ave. just off Grand in St. Paul and not be captivated.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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I lived in Macalester Groveland area for years. It's really nice over there, by any measure. Two thumbs up!
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Dancho, yup I am scared of city living and to be honest we like to have some space between our home and the neighbor. I agree that for convenience it would be best but after having lived in Madrid, Spain for many years I am done with city living.
So, I went to Medina and really liked it! the lots are bigger and there are some great areas. Still have to see Shorewood, Deephaven, Chanhassen, Orono...but so far it appears that I like the West/SW side more so than the East side although North Oaks is still in the running...
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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If money was no object I would live on Mars, where I would live in a private estate inside of a dome, waited on hand and foot by my eager-to-please servants.
Ok, maybe money should be a little bit of a factor.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Still looking ugh. Love Medina, Orono, Independance, Stillwater, Afton, yup all over the place
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Actually, there is one house. It's less than a mile away, tucked into the corner of a city park. It's a fantastic old house, the park is the backyard, it's on a little one-way street, no traffic. I would love to be able to knock on their door and say "how much for the house?", and when they say "It's not for sale," be able to open a briefcase and say "No... how much for the house?" I know that they have been approached by many people, and when if it ever goes on the market it will sell for WELL over the price of other houses in the neighborhood. One of the few houses that could persude me to move.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Actually, there is one house. It's less than a mile away, tucked into the corner of a city park. It's a fantastic old house, the park is the backyard, it's on a little one-way street, no traffic. I would love to be able to knock on their door and say "how much for the house?", and when they say "It's not for sale," be able to open a briefcase and say "No... how much for the house?" I know that they have been approached by many people, and when if it ever goes on the market it will sell for WELL over the price of other houses in the neighborhood. One of the few houses that could persude me to move.
You wouldn't be referring to the 3100 block of 11th Ave S that dead ends into Powderhorn Park would you? If you are, that block is awesome. Once we have kids I would love to own one of those houses at the end of the street.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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You wouldn't be referring to the 3100 block of 11th Ave S that dead ends into Powderhorn Park would you? If you are, that block is awesome. Once we have kids I would love to own one of those houses at the end of the street.
Close, it's the 3400 block. I see I am not the only one envious of that house. That is a great block, and that house in the corner is the best. I have no idea what that house would sell for, but it would be well over the average price for the neighborhood.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Close, it's the 3400 block. I see I am not the only one envious of that house. That is a great block, and that house in the corner is the best. I have no idea what that house would sell for, but it would be well over the average price for the neighborhood.
Ohhhh I know what house you're talking about. Yeah, my wife and I have been walking around the park and have talked about how cool it would be to own that house too. The one thing I like about the 3100 block though is it's kind of tucked away but still within walking distance to commercial places we really like, such as Mercado Central, the Midtown Global Market and all the other businesses along Lake St.

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