Oakdale Homes For Sale
More than 27 thousands residents call Oakdale home today and the city continues to thrive as a suburb. If you are looking for homes in Oakdale, MN, view our Oakdale real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $201,620
The city of Oakdale offers residents a plethora of recreational programs at over 30 facilities, including well-maintained parks and open spaces. Be it playgrounds, rec centers, ball fields, ice rinks, tennis courts, beaches, picnic pavilions, horse shoe pits, or a farmers market, the city has it all. The Parks and Recreation department also hosts countless classes and other activities for residents to take advantage of from Mommy & Me Sing-Along Art Class to Chicken Keeping 101, and everything in-between.
The city of Oakdale provides residents with ample shopping opportunity. 621 businesses call the city home, including boutique shops, big box retailers, and service stores. Plus, if you’re having trouble finding something, the Maplewood Mall is minutes away. Whether you’re looking for clothing, gifts, home furnishings, or anything in-between, you’ll find that it’s within reach in Oakdale.
Oakdale is home to over 30 restaurants and coffee shops, including everything from fast food joints to sit-down eateries. From German classics like schnitzel and bratwurst at the Bierstube, to mouth-watering pizza and hoagies at Carbone’s, to all of the unique wing flavors at D-Spot, if you’re hungry for it, Oakdale has a restaurant that’s perfect for you.
Environmental sustainability is one of Oakdale’s top priorities. In 2008, the city’s Environmental Management Commission pushed forward the initiative to join the ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) Cities for Climate Protection Campaign. In doing so, Oakdale has committed to testing, reducing, and monitoring the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The city has also chosen to take part in Minnesota’s GreenStep City program by following the 28 best practices denoted by the program to encourage sustainability and increase quality of life within Oakdale.
The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Public school district, Independent School District 622, serves the educational needs of the residents of Oakdale. The district has nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, which have all received both state and national recognition for excellent academic, art, and athletic programs.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Oakdale. Park and Ride lots with express buses to downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis make commuting from Oakdale quick and easy.
The local governing body presiding over Oakdale is the City Council. The council consists of five members, the Mayor and four councilmembers who are elected at-large rather than by ward. The City Council is responsible for administering city policy.
Originally settled in 1848, the area that would become Oakdale was incorporated into the Oakdale Township in 1858. A popular stagecoach stop between St. Paul and Stillwater, Oakdale grew slowly until the addition of the railroad in 1870 and its expansion in 1880. The otherwise agricultural community remained relatively small until after World War II when farmland began to be subdivided for residential development. Since then, Oakdale has grown into a thriving suburb of 27,000+ residents.