Oakdale

History of Oakdale


Oakdale was organized in 1858 and was one of Washington County’s original townships.

The early settlers, many of them farmers, chose the name Oakdale to reflect the many types of trees found in the area. The ground in this area was sandy loam soil and was best for grain crops like wheat. In the 1970s, Oakdale and Northdale townships consolidated. Today the city of Oakdale continues to be a growth suburb.


Why do people choose Oakdale?


Oakdale offers its residents a variety of recreational facilities with over 30 locations throughout the community for either walking, tennis, biking, sports, swimming, or golf. The growing city is bound between Highway 120 on its west, County Road 13 on its east, Interstate 694 on its north and Interstate 94 on its south side. It offers a variety of housing and attracts industry and retail businesses.


What’s going on in the city of Oakdale?


In Oakdale’s 220 acre Nature Preserve you will find an award-winning facility called the Oakdale Discovery Center. It’s a wonderful place to relax by wandering through the art exhibits, sitting by the fire or reading a book on the patio. You can also learn about nature by visiting the “hands-on” wildlife exhibits, art exhibits, large aquarium, and the wildlife exhibit room. The park also has 28-acre lake and an observation deck overlooking the lake. The park also has hiking and biking trails, playground area, picnic shelters and tennis courts.


What schools will your children attend?


Oakdale falls within the North Saint Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale school districts. Oakdale students are divided between two high schools —Tarten High School and North High School.

The students in the southern half of Oakdale attend Tarten and the northern students attend North St. Paul.


Here are a couple of Subdivisions in Oakdale to consider:


Oakdale Meadows
Cardinal Meadows


Looking for a home in Oakdale?


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