Southside neighborhood occupies land from two of the three original St. Cloud towns MiddleTown and Lower Town). The original town sites date back to the 1850s and are identifiable, inpart, by the area’s street pattern following cardinal north. The Southside neighborhood contains some of the oldest remaining structures in the City of St. Cloud, as well as Barden Park (the City’s oldest park at 150 years old). St. Cloud State University (SCSU) plays a central role in the character and livelihood of the Southside neighborhood.
"Why I Live Here" is a St. Cloud Times essay project collecting thoughts on the communities we share. To be part of the project, write about the qualities that drew you to the St. Cloud area, to your neighborhood, to your home — and the reasons you stay.