Life in Saint Paul flows deep with tradition, wide with talent and diversity, and strong with economic and cultural vitality. Our character is in our people. You can feel it in the firmness of our handshake and the warmth of our welcome. The sights, sounds, and aromas are the breath of our unique, charming old neighborhoods. Saint Paul, the head of navigation of the great Mississippi River, is a City of neighborhoods. Like a network of urban villages, our neighborhoods are strong and stable, each with its own fascinating texture of historic interest, cultural landmarks, ethnic heritage and time-honored traditions. This is why people lucky enough to live here feel a remarkable sense of belonging, a sense of place.