Welcome to Little Canada, MN
Located in Ramsey County, Little Canada is an inner-ring suburb of the Twin Cities. While it’s a smaller suburb of only around 10,000 people, it’s location and proximity to downtown St. Paul is unbeatable. Residents can easily take I-35E and be at their destination in just a few minutes, making commuting a snap. Little Canada is bordered to the north by Vadnais Heights and Interstate 694, Roseville, to the west, and Maplewood to the south and east.
The History of Little Canada
Originally settled in 1844 by Benjamin Gervais, a French-Canadian man who purchased land north of St. Paul in order to open the first independently owned grist mill (where grain is ground into flour) in Minnesota. He named the township New Canada in 1858, though it didn’t incorporate until 1953. Due to the sprawl of nearby communities, including Maplewood and Rosewood, New Canada incorporated into a village in 1953, then became a city in 1974. Gervais Lake on the eastern side of town was named for its founder.
Unlike much of the surrounding suburbs, growth in Little Canada real estate was a bit slower. While most towns saw massive growth between 1950 and 1970, this suburb actually saw their population double between 1970 and 1980. This is reflected in the homes for sale, which include ramblers, split levels, and townhomes.
Living in Little Canada
Purchasing a home for sale in Little Canada puts you in close proximity to to all the amenities of the Twin Cities, but there’s plenty to do in town, too.
Gervais Lake offers swimming, boating, and fishing during the summer months, making it a lovely and popular spot. However, there are also several parks and playgrounds including Pioneer Park a 33-acre community park with trails, soccer fields, and tennis courts, as well as Gervais Mill park, a wildlife habitat and historical site.
Dining & Shopping
If you feel like grabbing a bite to eat, popular restaurants in town include:
- Porterhouse Steak & Seafood
- El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant
- Little Venetian
- R2’s Kitchen
Living here also means you’re only a few minutes away from HarMar Mall and Rosedale Center, popular shopping malls in Roseville located just off of State Highway 36.
If you are considering the local schools when considering Little Canada homes for sale, most residents are zoned for Roseville Area Schools. This includes:
- Little Canada Elementary School
- Roseville Middle
- Roseville Area High School
Additionally, there are several local private schools, including:
- Concordia Academy (9-12)
- St. Rose of Lima (PK-8)
- King of Kings Lutheran (PK-8)
- North Heights Christian Academy (K-8)
- Keystone School (6-12)
- Mounds Park Academy (PK-12)
- Gethsemane Lutheran School (PK-8)
- St Bernards School (9-12)
- St John’s Catholic School (K-8)
Contact Us About Homes for Sale in Little Canada, MN
If you are ready to purchase or sell Little Canada real estate, we can help! Stutsman Realty, Inc. works with clients across the Twin Cities, helping them find their dream home or get the best price when selling. Reach out to us today at (952)927-4144 or fill out our contact form to get started!