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Old 03-28-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Anyone have any comments or insight regarding Falcon Heights. Is it a good place to raise a family? Is it safe?

I like the location; pretty close to St. Paul, Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. It seems pretty affordable and clean. It's also highly educated.

Just wondering what your thoughts were...
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Anyone have any comments or insight regarding Falcon Heights. Is it a good place to raise a family? Is it safe?

I like the location; pretty close to St. Paul, Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. It seems pretty affordable and clean. It's also highly educated.

Just wondering what your thoughts were...
It's ok. There are better choices on that side of the cities. Roseville schools are not bad but not as good as Mahtomedi or Mounds View.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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Schools may not be a good as Mahtomedi or Mounds View; but the convenience of its location makes up for it. The housing stock is nice, close to the Cities and Rosedale. A smaller city (which is nice). I feel it is a very good place to have a family.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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There were several areas in St. Paul and Minneapolis that we also liked. Falcon Heights was the one that I wasn't completely sold on, but I think it might be okay. Parkview Center School (in Roseville) looks like a pretty neat school.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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My best friend and his wife recently moved to Falcon Heights and they love it. Very convienient, safe and clean. He is a professor at the U of M St. Paul campus. We visited and loved it. Lots of families and kids. Good luck!
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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I live near (in Roseville), and I love it. The Falcon Heights neighborhoods (and SAP, Como, Roseville) are inhabited by many college professors and I think over 60% of the residents in Falcon Heights have college degrees. Not that that means everything, but gives you a good idea of the character. The schools are good, property taxes low, and lots of shopping, parks, etc. Also very safe.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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Default Falcon Heights - A great city!

Well, I may be a bit biased - I'm the mayor of Falcon Heights. I hope you give us a good look.

People in our city care deeply about their neighborhoods. We have a small town feel (even a rural feel due to the agricultural fields) in the middle of the Twin Cities. Residents are used to a high level of service from the city. Our streets are in good shape, police utilize a community policing model that emphasizes community involvement, parks are close by and well maintained and more.

We are a safe city and a great place to raise kids (I learned that a family with 3 kids ages 5 to 11 is moving in across the street. The home, by the way, was only on the market for 5 days - excellent in today's housing market but not unusual here).

That's my two cents and I hope to see you soon!

Pete Lindstrom
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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If you are trying to get to the U of M and you want to live in a suburb, its very convenient.

It seems like a decent enough place...I lived on Hennepin before it turned into Lauderdale, so I was close to the area for about 3 years. Seemed quiet.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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It's a great inner-ring suburb - gets a little crazy in the last two weeks of August during the Minnesota State Fair, but otherwise very quiet and clean. Has a wonderful location, nestled in between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and close to good shopping areas. A wonderful place for raising a family.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the replies!
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