Macalester Groveland

Welcome to Macalester Groveland

Timeless character with a hip college-town vibe in the heart of the city

Macalester-Groveland is a vibrant neighborhood situated in St. Paul, uniquely positioned between three major educational institutions: Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas, and St. Catherine University. This academic trifecta infuses the area with a hip college-town vibe, attracting a mix of students, faculty, and young professionals. The close proximity to these campuses means there's never a shortage of cultural events, art shows, and intellectual discussions happening in local venues.

The neighborhood itself is a picturesque blend of historic and contemporary, with tree-lined streets featuring a range of architectural styles from Tudor to Colonial and Craftsman. Family-friendly and community-oriented, Macalester-Groveland also offers excellent schools and parks, making it an attractive place for families to settle down. But it's not just about academia and family life; the area is dotted with trendy cafes, boutique shops, and eateries that cater to a diverse and cosmopolitan crowd. Whether you're into the arts, looking for intellectual stimulation, or just enjoy a good cup of coffee, Macalester-Groveland has something for everyone.


What to Love 

  • Beautifully maintained historic homes
  • Excellent walkability and great schools
  • Strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

Known for its charming streets, beautiful homes, and friendly residents, Macalester Groveland offers an unbeatable local lifestyle. The area is full of cherished independent businesses, including coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. This coveted neighborhood is just a short walk away from Highland Park and the Mississippi River, making Macalester Groveland an ideal location for those who enjoy being close to nature. The neighborhood has a strong sense of community, and the local shop owners are often involved in organizing events to showcase their merchandise and bring the community together. 
New homeowners or potential buyers in Macalester Groveland will experience a highly-sought after real estate market. Most residents own their homes and benefit from consistently positive home appreciation. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

The dining scene in Macalester Groveland caters to all tastes and preferences, with options ranging from vegan to carnivore-friendly. Whether you’re in the mood for a fancy dinner date or a quick lunch on the go, this charming St. Paul neighborhood offers it all. Macalester Groveland is also home to several boutique clothing stores, antique shops, and artisan galleries. One popular culinary spot is Great Harvest Bread Co., known for its delicious and freshly baked bread. Other local favorites include Myriel, a modern, upscale eatery known for its inventive, seasonal dishes that fuse global flavors with local ingredients, and Estelle, a cozy yet upscale restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Southern European-inspired dishes, offering a curated dining experience that pairs well-executed classics with inventive cocktails. For something more casual, Chip's Clubhouse is a must-visit, with its laid-back atmosphere and tasty pub fare, as well as Nashville Coop and Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit.
Great coffee is not hard to come by in this neighborhood. Dunn Brothers Coffee Co. is a popular neighborhood cafe known for its freshly roasted coffee and cozy atmosphere. At Dunn Bros, customers can enjoy various drinks, including cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas, made with high-quality beans. Another excellent coffee shop that’s gained popularity in recent years is Spyhouse Coffee. Spyhouse Coffee prides itself on its specialty coffee drinks made with beans from all over the world. The decor of Spyhouse is also noteworthy, with exposed brick walls and vintage light fixtures creating a hip and trendy atmosphere. 
Macalester Groveland is also home to Next Chapter Booksellers, considered one of the best independent bookstores in the Twin Cities. The store has a broad collection of books, ranging from bestsellers to rare and hard-to-find editions. It also stocks a variety of gifts, journals, and stationery items. Customers can browse the aisles and get recommendations from knowledgeable staff. 

Things to Do

In the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul, you'll never run out of things to do. If you're into culture and arts, the nearby colleges often host exhibitions, lectures, and performances that are open to the public. Foodies will enjoy the eclectic range of eateries, from hip coffee shops to family-owned bakeries and international cuisine. For outdoor enthusiasts, the west end of the neighborhood sits along the Mississippi River trails and family favorite Mattocks Park is a local gem where you can unwind or have a picnic, while those looking to shop can explore the area's boutiques offering everything from vintage finds to modern fashion. And of course, the college vibe means there's a lively bar and pub scene for those looking to enjoy a night out. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, Macalester-Groveland offers a diverse array of activities to keep you entertained.


Macalester Groveland has an excellent range of educational opportunities, including:



Overview for Macalester Groveland, MN

19,394 people live in Macalester Groveland, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $58,470. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Macalester Groveland, MN

Macalester Groveland has 7,791 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Macalester Groveland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,394 people call Macalester Groveland home. The population density is 8,623.842 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Macalester Groveland, MN

There's plenty to do around Macalester Groveland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Que Tal Street Eats, True Stone Coffee Roasters, and Gatherings Cafe.

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Dining 3.67 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.33 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Macalester Groveland, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Macalester Groveland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Nativity Of Our Lord School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PreK - 12th
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Randolph Heights Elementary
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Highland Park Montessori School
PreK - K
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Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter
5th - 8th
Groveland Park Elementary
PreK - 5th

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