History of Woodbury

The city of Woodbury was originally settled in 1844 and was referred to as Red Rock Township. In 1859 the name was changed to Woodbury in honor of Levi Woodbury, a US Senator in New Hampshire from 1825 to 1831. Levi Woodbury was later appointed to Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of the US Treasury by President Andrew Jackson and eventually Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President James Polk.

Why do people choose Woodbury?

Woodbury is a growing community with the majority of its growth over the last 20 to 25 years. Ample shopping, commercial properties, and newer residential construction opportunities allow young families the chance to grow.

Located less than 18 miles from downtown Minneapolis and 15 minutes to the Minneapolis / St Paul Airport, the city adopted the motto that Woodbury is, “Close to everything and far from ordinary”. Woodbury is also along several important highways including Interstate 94 to Hudson, Wisconsin, 494 and the 694 interchange as well as Highway 61 to Hastings, Minnesota.

What’s going on in the city of Woodbury?

You will always be able to find something to do in Woodbury! There are plenty of indoor and outdoor parks and recreation opportunities provided by the city and private organizations. Central Park is located in City Center and offers the Lookout Ridge play area for children, Washington County Library Branch, meeting rooms, and indoor amphitheater. Central park also includes an indoor park the size of a football field complete with trees, flowers, and waterfalls.

What schools will your children attend?

The city of Woodbury is serviced by 3 major school districts. These include: North Saint Paul/Maplewood ISD #622, South Washington County ISD #834, and Stillwater ISD #833. This includes 7 high schools, 9 middle/jr high schools and 35 elementary schools, not to mention several private or specialty schools. You will also notice that there is not a Woodbury school district. Most of the schools that fall in the city of Woodbury are part of the South Washington County School District and certain parts of Woodbury are serviced by other school districts. This is a very important point to consider when looking to purchase a home here.

Here is a list of Subdivisions in Woodbury to consider:

Bailey’s Arbor Evergreen Park Hills
The Preserve Brookview Fox Run
Pendryn Hills The Season’s Carriage Farms
Garden Gate Powers Lake Turnberry
Cobblestone Heritage Park Royal Oaks
Victoria Heights Colby Lake Homestead Hills
Salem Meadows Wedgewood Copper Oaks
Interlachen WoodsSavannah Oaks Wedgewood Heights
Dancing Waters Lakeview Knolls Stonemill Farms
Wedgewood Park Eagle Valley Marsh Creek
Bailey RidgeWoodlane Hills

Looking for a home in Woodbury?

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