Summit Hill

Welcome to Summit Hill

A Gilded Age neighborhood with excellent walkability and lots of modern amenities
Perhaps the most sought-after neighborhood in St. Paul, Summit Hill blends history, beauty, and modern luxuries for an unbeatable lifestyle. One of the aspects that makes Summit Hill appealing to its residents is the numerous shops and restaurants in the area. From unique clothing boutiques and specialty food markets to fancy dining establishments and quaint cafes, Summit Hill has it all. The neighborhood's rich history and beautiful architecture also contribute to its charm, making it an ideal location for leisurely strolls and picnics. 
Founded in 1856, the history of Summit Hill is evident in its beautiful architecture, museums, and cultural landmarks. Many homes in this neighborhood date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Summit Avenue boasts the country’s largest collection of well-preserved Victorian mansions. Summit Hill offers a glimpse into the past and is the perfect place for those who enjoy the convenience of modern amenities while still wanting to experience the warmth and history of a small community.

What to Love 

  • Stunning historic homes and picturesque settings
  • The longest stretch of Victorian homes in the country on Summit Avenue
  • Never-ending entertainment with local boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and galleries

Local Lifestyle

Summit Hill is one of St. Paul's oldest and most historic areas, and its allure comes from its beautiful streets, canopied with trees and lined with charming, grand homes. The neighborhood has a timeless and lively atmosphere. The community has plenty of things to do to offer to its residents.
Nearly half of the neighborhood is part of the Historic Preservation District. Visitors can also explore the James J. Hill House, which was built in 1891 and was the family home of one of the wealthiest men in the world. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure, dining experiences, or local culture, Summit Hill has something to offer everyone.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Summit Hill has a variety of delightful restaurants to choose from. Cafe Latte is a cozy and inviting spot perfect for a quick lunch date or casual dinner with friends. If you're in the mood for something more upscale, Hyacinth is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant celebrated for its farm-to-table ethos, artisanal pasta, and cozy, inviting atmosphere.
Grocery shopping in Summit Hill offers a unique experience for food lovers, thanks to Golden Fig Fine Foods. This gourmet grocery store is known for its carefully selected products prioritizing high-quality ingredients and locally sourced items. It is the perfect destination for those looking for unique gifts or ingredients to elevate their recipes.
One of the gems in this neighborhood is the Red Balloon Bookshop, which offers a vast collection of books for all ages. Apart from books, the store also sells toys, greeting cards, and gift items, making it a one-stop shop for all your book and gift needs. 

Things to Do

A stroll along Summit Avenue is a must-do activity in the area, as this historic street is home to dozens of stately mansions showcasing the city's wealth and style. Residents also take pride in Summit Overlook Park, which offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul. This park is perfect for a picnic or a relaxing afternoon walk, and it also hosts several events throughout the year, including live music performances and outdoor movie screenings.
One of the most popular events in Summit Hill is the Grand Old Day celebration, which takes place every June. It is a community street festival featuring live music, food vendors, and activities for children. It’s a great way to enjoy the summer weather with friends and neighbors.


The neighborhood of Summit Hill is home to several top educational opportunities, some of which include:


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