North Oaks Minnesota


Pratt Homes is proud to be building custom homes in north Oaks Minnesota and we’re happy that you’re considering living here.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of North Oaks, MN

Nestled around Pleasant Lake, the settlement began as a source of water for the Saint Paul municipal water system. In 1883, the area was purchased by James Hill and developed it into a 5,000-acre breeding and hobby farm.  The Hill family descendants developed the area into a residential community focused on preserving its natural charm. In order that this goal be maintained, the land was subdivided and then sold with a warranty deed attached placing each home’s property line halfway into the street. This means the residents own all the road in the city. The North Oaks Company owned the rest of the land in the city.

Demographics of North Oaks, MN

Statistic North Oaks Minnesota National
Population 4,617 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 667 67 91
Median age 52.0 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 77% 58% 55%
Speak English 91% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 2% 4% 13%

North Oaks, MN Area Schools

Some of the schools in North Oaks MN include:

  • North Oaks Preschool
  • Turtle Lake Elementary School
  • St. Odilia Catholic School
  • Chippewa Middle School
  • Mounds View High School

Places of Worship in North Oaks, MN

  • Peace United Methodist Church
  • Incarnation Lutheran Church
  • Calvary Church
  • Community of Joy Lutheran Church

North Oaks Businesses

Top employers in the city are in the fields of healthcare, food and restaurant, retail, management and customer services.

Cost of Living in North Oaks, MN

Index North Oaks Minnesota National
Cost of living 154 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 270 101 100
Transportation 102 98 100

Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Fast Facts:

  • The average age in North Oaks is 38% higher than the state
  • 92.09% is Caucasian
  • 0.11% is African-American
  • 6.28% is Asian
  • Cost of living is 51% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 54% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 170% higher than the national average

North Oaks Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

Tria Restaurant, Bar & Event Center – Probably the best restaurant in the city, do try out their chicken potpie and the pan-roasted chicken, which is absolutely delish.  It is a great place to celebrate birthdays as they offer a bottle of wine per table and provide a discount up to the age of the celebrant.

Taste of Scandinavia – the best place to have breakfast in North Oaks. They offer fresh sandwiches and a good selection of breads and pastries. Do try out the Norwegian Lefsa. The pot roast with vegies and mashed potatoes with gravy are a gustatory delight.

SuiShin Japanese Restaurant – If you are just craving for some Japanese food then this is the place to be in North Oaks. Sushi is amazing, staff very friendly and the drinks are quite consistent.  Do check out their selection or ramen and spicy salads.

Fun Things to Experience in North Oaks Minnesota

The city of North Oaks is a quiet suburban community that has a rich history and focuses on retaining and maintaining its natural beauty.  There are numerous parks and trails that visitors can enjoy. Want to go skiing? Hiking or camping? Choose from one of many available recreation areas located throughout the city. As the city does not own any property, the residents own the roads and the North Oaks Homeowners Association runs all the park and recreation areas of the city.

North Oaks Minnesota truly is a great place to live.  If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in North Oaks, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.