WELCOME TO SAINT JAMES
On behalf of our neighbors, local businesses, and organizations, we’d like to welcome you to St. James.
St. James is a close-knit community located just 38 miles from Mankato on Highway 60. We are the Watonwan County Seat, with a population of nearly 5,000 people. Our community is culturally diverse, with over 37% of our residents having Hispanic or Latinx ethnicity.
If you’re looking for a charming community that has great outdoor recreation opportunities, we are the place to be. St. James has a variety of options for the outdoor enthusiast. Check out our unique parks, paved bike trails, tournament golf course, and fun activities at the lake.
St. James continues to celebrate its rich history, while also embracing the arts and culture of today. Step into the past at one of our museums, or attend Railroad Days to discover the community’s railroad heritage.You can’t visit downtown St. James without noticing the fine arts– from sculptures and colorful utility boxes, to a meditative plaza space and a community mural that reflect on the many cultures of our residents.
St. James offers truly unique shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. Our quaint, historic downtown offers a variety of dining and retail shops. Some options for entertainment include watching films at the historic Princess Theater and catching baseball games at the newly renovated Veterans Field.
To top it all off, St. James has recently benefited from a significant rise in public and private investments, from healthcare and public infrastructure, to business expansions and a successful school district referendum.
Check out the resources below to get you started making St. James your home.