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Dayton's Bluff is a neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota with a population of 16,548. Dayton's Bluff is in Ramsey County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Dayton's Bluff offers residents a dense suburban 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
16,548

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,258
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,391
National
$55,322
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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The neighborhood of Dayton's Bluff has a lot of history. Most of the homes are now 100 years old. There is a large variety of ethnicities within the neighborhood as well.
The location of Dayton's Bluff makes it easy to access two state routes and two highways. This, in turn, makes commuting easier. Public transit is also easily accessible. There are two bus stops that allow you to get around both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
The downside is the crime. There is a decent amount of petty crime such as theft. While parking on the street keep your car as empty as possible. This will lower the opportunity of theft. Gunshots can be heard many nights. As long as you mind your own business you will be fine. Since the neighborhood is older, if you live on a main street there is a chance your car could get hit by another driver during the winter due to snow.
All in all, it is a decent neighborhood.
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Dayton's Bluff is a very cultural area because, the city preserves the houses made in the 1950s. Its quiet, and has any walking trails nearby with beautiful views. Its a walking distance into downtown Saint Paul so, everything is nearby. Daytons bluff also has many clubs in the city too!
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.