Frogtown, St Paul: Affordable, diverse and on the train

little mekongThe Thomas-Dale neighborhood in St Paul is affectionately known as Frogtown – from the German Froschburg. It is built up around University Avenue just West of Downtown St. Paul.

The Blue Line train runs right through it, making public transportation quick and easy.

The area is home to many Vietnamese and Hmong immigrants – in fact, it is the largest urban contingent in the United States. There are several large Asian markets in the area an many immigrant-owned businesses.

The area celebrated their cultural diversity with fun events like the annual Night Market – a family-friendly street fair of food, shopping, music, dancing and more.

The homes are very affordable and with the new trains, it is easy to access either downtown (St Paul or Minneapolis). The areas is served by Central High school – the oldest high school in Minnesota.

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