Life in Lowertown, St. Paul

Welcome to one of St. Paul’s most historic and vibrant neighborhoods. This one-time riverboat landing and warehouse district has survived the horse and buggy, the Great Depression and disco. In the ’70s, local painters, writers and musicians took over the area’s sprawling, sunlit warehouses to create a close-knit arts community as dynamic as it was diverse.

Today, this creative culture still thrives among shops, eateries, apartments, cafés and clubs. You’ll find music, color and character around every corner—from Mears Park to Union Depot. Walk to Saints games in summer and Wild games in winter. Bike the nearby riverside trails. Stock up on locally sourced foods at the city’s best farmers market. Or attend one of a dozen downtown festivals, concerts and events. When you want to venture out, hop on the nearby Green Line light rail and explore the cities.

At the Jax, every day is a blank canvas waiting to be filled.