Here are some photos of the view from the end of my street. Our new place is just a little more than a block from the Mississippi River bluffs, so we're a short stroll from this beautiful view of the cathedral and downtown St. Paul. Pretty cool, right? We're also really close to Harriet Island which is neat because they have lots of festivals and events there (you can see the tents sent up for last weekend's Irish Festival in the pic at the bottom)
I haven't had much time to explore the area yet but can already tell that our part of St. Paul is WAY hillier (is that a word? more hilly?) than Minneapolis. I am hoping to have some time to poke around some of the local shops soon. There's also a regional park nearby and I hope to do some hiking there - probably this fall when the weather is cool.