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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
West Side is a neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota with a population of 14,959. West Side is in Ramsey County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in West Side offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Side and residents tend to lean liberal.
About West Side...
Population
14,959

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,988
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
$54,271
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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LOVE the west side. Bought our house in 2019 and like it bc it’s still a suburban neighborhood feel but it’s still close enough to get the perks that down town has to offer without actually being down town. AMAZING food options all around. Public school system isn’t the greatest but we send our kids to private school anyway- St. Joseph’s in WSP has been the best experience for our kids.
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great diverse area lots of job opportunities in surrounding areas. schools are less than average. Neighbors pretty much keep to themselves in my area. I notice dogs and cats get lost a lot lol but are found. there are a few parks but small. I like there is a local Boys and Girls club and community center for the youth to join and lots of resources for people in need of food, education, housing, etc. It is especially great for people who speak English as a second language or none at all. You can learn English anywhere around here and its common so you dont feel uncomfortable.
We purchased in 2015 and have really loved living here. The neighborhood is quiet, on the bluffs, and much improved from the past. Lots of families.