Ames Lake, Hayden Heights, Hazel Park, Hillcrest and Phalen Village are neighborhoods that form the Greater East Side of St. Paul. The East Side is bordered on the on the west by Hazelwood Street and Johnson Parkway, north by Larpenteur Avenue, on the east by McKnight Road and to the south by Minnehaha Avenue. The Greater East Side is among the city's biggest and most attractive neighborhoods.Click to Read More
It is particularly popular with families because of its proximity near employment, recreation, shopping and schools. The Greater East Side homes are positioned near community centers and the suburb of Maplewood, which offers plentiful retail and dining opportunities. Hayden Heights Community Center and Hazel Park Community Center offer family recreation areas that include tennis courts and playgrounds. Biking, running and dog walking paths surrounding Beaver Lake are well-used.