A little north east of Winnipeg lies the beautiful and tranquil community of East St. Paul. A picturesque riverside setting is enough to make you feel as though you’ve stepped into an entirely different world, one where you have all of the excitement and hubbub of the big city a few minutes away. However, you have the joy of being surrounded by the beauty of nature during your day to day life. 

Though we may be Winnipeg residents through and through, we still can’t get enough of the wonder of East St. Paul. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on all of the reasons why this up-and-coming community is starting to attract attention from all over.

Where Is East St. Paul?

Though technically part of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Area, East St. Paul is a thriving community in its own right. Access to Hwy 52 makes the quick 15 km commute easy, whether travelling for work or for the endless activities both areas have to offer.

Winnipeg is the closest municipality to East St. Paul. However, it is also surrounded by several cities and other unique towns full of character and charm. 

  • Approximately 30 km to the north east lies the City of Selkirk, where you’ll find a warm and welcoming urban centre with every convenience you’d ever need.
  • The Town of Stonewall is located 40 km north west of East St. Paul. The beach at Kinsmen Lake is a fantastic place to visit on hot summer days.
  • The City of Steinbach lies 70 km south east and is the third largest city in Manitoba after Winnipeg and Brandon. 

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Who Lives in East St. Paul

Who will your neighbours be should you find yourself at home in the lovely and charming town of East St. Paul? As of the 2021 Census, the population of this small community was over 9,700 and still growing. 

With a higher median household income compared to the Canadian average, many East St. Paul residents are on the affluent side. However, the friendly and welcoming atmosphere attracts people from all backgrounds. 

  • Families love the safe neighbourhoods and wide open spaces where children can spend endless hours outdoors and away from their screens.
  • City dwellers come here for relief from the crowds and the noise with no loss of the convenience and amenities of urban life.
  • Professionals flock to East St. Paul for a peaceful lifestyle and stress-free commute.

A Wealth of Amenities

With a travel time of less than 20 minutes, you can get in and out of Winnipeg whenever you want an afternoon of shopping and dining. However, you’ll find dozens of restaurants right in town, ranging from fast food and traditional fare to cozy cafes and lounges. 

East St. Paul also boasts its own shopping district containing an array of grocery stores, specialty boutiques, and furniture and home decor shops. 

You will also find access to family doctors, physiotherapy clinics, and other practitioners nearby without driving into the city. 

In terms of education, East St. Paul is part of the River East Transcona School Division which oversees the local schools, including:

  • Bird’s Hill School: Kindergarten to Grade 5
  • Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School: Kindergarten to Grade 5
  • Robert Andrews Middle School: Grade 6 to Grade 8

Do you want to explore East St. Paul even further? Read more in our community guide right here.

A Day in Your Life in East St. Paul

What does a day in the life of your average East St. Paul resident look like? Imagine waking up each morning well-rested and refreshed, thanks to the lack of city noise such as horns honking and yelling. Already, things are looking (and sounding) good.

You open your curtains to see picturesque landscaping and scenery all around. 

  • In the warmer months, the fields are filled with greenery and wildflowers.
  • In the fall, the explosion of colours is a wondrous sight to behold. 
  • During the winter, the land is covered with pristine snow, although you may hear the sound of laughter in the distance as children grab their toboggans and ice skates.

When you’re ready for an adventure, you and your family head on over to Birds Hill Provincial Park, a popular outdoor paradise with stunning trails for hiking and even horseback riding. This is also the location of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the most popular folk festivals in North America!

Every day of the week, you can easily get a breath of fresh air at one of the many parks and playgrounds in the area, including Silver Springs Park, Hyland Provincial Recreation Park (which also features stunning views of the shores of Red River), and Memorial Park. Your opportunities for outdoor recreation are boundless, summer, spring, fall, or winter.

East St. Paul Real Estate 

As an affluent and rural community, it’s not surprising that many of the homes in East St. Paul tend to feature generous layouts and expansive outdoor spaces with a few hobby farms sprinkled into the mix. 

There is even a gated community for older adults at The Country Villas, an enclave of bungalow residences with condo-style care and maintenance. 

Most homes in East St. Paul are detached-style residences, making them ideal for families and professionals. However, a few condo units are also available for those looking for more accessible options.

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Fun Facts About East St. Paul

You may have heard of award-winning restaurants and stores, but municipalities? East St. Paul has several, including:

  • The Heritage Canada 150 Special Edition Award by the Manitoba Communities in Bloom: East St. Paul earned this badge of honour in 2017 thanks to its lush forestry, landscaping, and beautiful floral displays.
  • In 2019, Manitoba Communities in Bloom gave East St. Paul another shoutout for its outstanding local farmers’ market

If you decide to put down roots in East St. Paul, you will officially be able to tell your envious friends and acquaintances that you live in an award-winning town!

Are you ready to begin the search for your next home? Our Winnipeg real estate agents are standing by to help. Reach out to info@goodfellowrealty.com or call 204-224-2551 for more information.

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