St. Paul is a beautiful place to live, with an interesting history. Whether you’re new to the area or a long-time resident, here are four interesting facts you may not have known about St. Paul.
1. The St. Paul Winter Carnival has a long history. Every year, St. Paul hosts the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The first one began in 1886, and it’s now an annual event attended by tens of thousands of residents and visitors alike. It’s so famous at this point that a book was even published about it.
2. St. Paul has more riverfront along the Mississippi River than any other city. There are a whopping 26 miles, to be exact, along which are ample opportunities for yacht watching, waterfront dining, strolling paths and boutique shopping. And, if you like the riverfront you never have to leave. There are plenty of St. Paul lofts and St. Paul condos with water views to choose from!
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul in 1896 on Laurel Avenue. He subsequently moved to Summit Avenue, where he penned “This Side of Paradise.” In fact, according to historical reports, it was the success of this novel that helped F. Scott win the fair hand of Zelda, his famous future wife.
4. Charles Schultz, creator of the “Peanuts” cartoon and of course America’s favorite animated dog, Snoopy, grew up in St. Paul and attended Richards Gordon Elementary School. After serving in the military, Charles returned to St. Paul where he worked as a schoolteacher and honed his animation craft in his spare hours until he was able to devote all his time to it.
As you can see, St. Paul has a colorful past and a vibrant future. When you’re ready to find your own little corner of St. Paul to call home, please contact me!