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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Dayton's Bluff is a neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota with a population of 21,174. Dayton's Bluff is in Ramsey County. Living in Dayton's Bluff offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Dayton's Bluff there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dayton's Bluff and residents tend to be liberal.
About Dayton's Bluff...
Population
21,174

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,995
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$941
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Dayton's Bluff Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,199
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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This place is within walking distance of public transit, parks, railways, and it has a wonderful view of the river. Quite frankly, I would love this neighborhood a lot more if it weren't for one of my neighbors. Everyone else is wonderful and very friendly, it's really just the one guy who ruins it for everybody by being loud, obnoxious, and threatening. He doesn't rent his home since his girlfriend inherited the house where they live. It's just the one guy is dreadful and it only affects my block specifically.

Generally, if someone owns or rents in the area, they are pleasant and respectful because they had to invest in the neighborhood just by buying/renting here. There is some crime that happens in the park nearby, but usually during the night or evening hours and it's usually a result of people outside the neighborhood bringing their crime related activities with them during celebrations or events in the park. Overall it is a fairly safe, quiet community.

Saint Paul as a whole is unique from other cities in that all of its neighborhoods form pockets in regards to their standard of living. For example, one can't start in a good neighborhood and go in some specific direction to find a worse neighborhood or vice versa. The "good/bad" neighborhoods are sprinkled throughout all areas of the city save a few very high-end streets. My own neighborhood is a "good neighborhood" pocket, but it is adjacent to neighborhoods that are considered "bad" or at least "worse" than mine. It can be hard for someone who is new in town to grasp.
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Saint Paul emergency services are excellent. The average response time is 3 minutes from the time you place the call to the time they arrive on the scene (I have friends and relatives in the services who gave me this statistic). Police maintain a very visible presence.

For those of you who are ethnic minorities, the Saint Paul police department are working very hard on the PR and are currently paying special attention to eliminating racial bias and other related injustices from their enforcement. The same cannot be said for nearby Minneapolis, however; if you live in the Twin Cities area, chances are you will frequent both cities, so be aware.

Your worries and complaints will be taken seriously if you call the non-emergency number for the police and they are committed to maintaining good relations with the residents.

Crime does happen in the park nearby, but it is a rare occurrence and you will notice and be surprised if you hear about a violent crime nearby. That kind of thing is definitely out of the ordinary around here. This isn't a third tier suburb (meaning a far-removed suburb) so you will have to expect some of the crime issues one might have from living in a city, but it is still removed enough that you will feel safe and secure in your own home and walking on the sidewalks. Even the park is safe during the daytime morning and daylight hours.
In general, when people move to this neighborhood, they don't leave until they die or move their retirement to somewhere more convenient for them. This is a very pet and family friendly area. Families play with their small children in the parks and on the sidewalks in front of their homes. On the morning commute to work, there are scores of people walking their dogs, jogging, and walking with their children. The nearby park hosts various events including a cycling race. No one is fearful or reclusive in this neighborhood unless they've had a bad experience elsewhere (or because of one specific neighbor--seriously one guy). Even the mail carrier is friendly and will make an effort to become friends with you. So long as you are open, there is a great sense of community here.