Though it may seem confusing at first, St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood is really located in the eastern portion of the city. It is called the West Side due to its position on the western bank of the Mississippi River. It is bordered on the north, west and east by the river and on the south by Annapolis Street. Many residents here have stunning views of the Mississippi River Valley and downtown St. Paul. The major commercial streets through the West Side are Caesar Chavez Street and Robert Street. The West Side is home to the three St. Paul public elementary schools of Cherokee Heights Elementary, River View West Side and Roosevelt Elementary. Click to Read More
Humboldt Junior and Senior High can both also be found in the West Side neighborhood. The River View Branch Library is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located near the river, Cherokee Park is a relaxing place to sit back and watch the barges and wildlife. Due to the presence of the largest Hispanic population in Minnesota, there are a handful of great ethnic restaurants in here, including some of the best Mexican food in the Twin Cities at El Burrito Mercado and Boca Chica.