Merriam Park

Merriam Park in St. Paul is a captivating neighborhood that offers residents a blend of historic charm and modern amenities. One of its most prestigious features is the Town and Country Club, the oldest country club in Minnesota. Overlooking the Mississippi River, this venerable institution adds an air of upscale leisure to the area, complete with golf, tennis, and social activities. Not far from the club, you'll find the grand homes of "Pill Hill," a stretch known for its stately Victorian, Tudor, and Colonial Revival houses that have stood the test of time. Merriam Park is also a vibrant neighborhood heavily influenced by its high student population, thanks to its close proximity to the University of St. Thomas. This academic presence brings a youthful energy, evident in the many multi-family buildings and student apartments scattered throughout the area.

When it comes to dining and hanging out, Merriam Park doesn't disappoint. Locals love the Black Waffle Bar for their Instagram-worthy waffles and casual vibe. For those in the mood for a juicy burger, the Blue Door is an absolute must-try. If you've got a sweet tooth Rose Street Patisserie offers delectable treats that are sure to satisfy. 

For shopping enthusiasts, the neighborhood is home to several unique shops that add character to the area. Lula Vintage is a hit for those looking for retro finds, while Patina offers a curated selection of gifts, home decor, and novelties. Together, these establishments provide a boutique shopping experience that complements the area's historic atmosphere and vibrant community life. All in all, Merriam Park is a harmonious mix of the old and the new, making it a charming place to live, dine, and shop.

What to Love 

  • Convenient location and proximity to public transportation.
  • Excellent walkability to dining, shopping, and the Alliance Soccer Stadium
  • Strong sense of community
 

Local Lifestyle

Merriam Park in St. Paul is a buzzing neighborhood with a lively mix of residents, including a high student population thanks to nearby colleges like the University of St. Thomas. This youthful vibe is reflected in the area's numerous multi-family buildings and apartments, adding a dynamic energy to the community. Between hitting the books and weekend brunches at spots like Black Waffle Bar, locals enjoy a blend of leisure and academics. Unique shops like Lula Vintage and eateries from Blue Door to Rose Street Patisserie keep life interesting, making Merriam Park a go-to for those who want a vibrant, urban lifestyle with a touch of historic charm.

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Overview for Merriam Park, MN

44,643 people live in Merriam Park, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $37,370. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

44,643

Total Population

32 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,370

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Merriam Park, MN

Merriam Park has 18,023 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Merriam Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 44,643 people call Merriam Park home. The population density is 7,397.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

44,643

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32

Median Age

48.23 / 51.77%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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18,023

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$37,370

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Around Merriam Park, MN

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

87
Very Walkable
Walking Score
82
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

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

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.45 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Merriam Park, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Merriam Park. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Jj Hill Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Alternative Learning Center Online School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Central Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Thomas More School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jean Lyle's Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
High School For Recording Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 7th
No rating available
A. G. A. P. E. Teen Parent
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Hamline Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Maxfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Obama Service Learning Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Four Seasons Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Higher Ground Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Sejong Academy of Minnesota
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Sejong Academy High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Alternative Learning Center Evening High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Galtier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Gordon Parks High School Summer
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Friends School Of Minnesota
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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