Oakdale Minnesota


Pratt Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Oakdale 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 Oakdale, MN

The Township of Oakdale was first organized in November of 1858 and was intact until 1926 when Lake Elmo village decided to leave it. In the 1950s, the township lost some property when East Oakdale detached in 1951. Later on Pine Springs and Landfall were both incorporated in 1950 and another section became Northdale resulting in more loss of acreage. In 1968, some areas were recovered when East Oakdale and Northdale decided to rejoin. In 1974, Oakdale officially became a city.

Demographics Oakdale, MN

Statistic Oakdale Minnesota National
Population 27,705 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,542 67 91
Median age 37.9 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 52% 58% 55%
Speak English 88% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 2% 4% 13%

Oakdale, MN Area Schools

Here are some of the top rated schools in Oakdale MN.

  • Eagle Point Elementary School
  • Tartan Senior High School
  • Skyview Community Elementary School
  • Skyview Community Middle School

Places of Worship in Oakdale, MN

Some of the churches in the city are:

  • Grace Bible Church
  • Cornerstone Community Center
  • First United Pentecostal Church
  • Northland Church

Oakdale Businesses

The top employers in Oakdale are in the sales & marketing, food & restaurant, healthcare, accounting and finance and retail industry.

Cost of Living in Oakdale, MN

Index Oakdale Minnesota National
Cost of living 105 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 107 101 100
Transportation 102 98 100
Utilities 91 87 100

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 is 1% higher than the state
  • 79.64% are Caucasian
  • 8.45% are African-American
  • 7.53% are Asian
  • Cost of living is 3% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 5% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 7% higher than the national average

Oakdale Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

Catrina’s Grill – the best Mexican food in the city can be found at Catrina’s Grill. Check out their chicken enseladas, corn tortillas and Pollo verde meals.  Place is always packed but servers go out of their way to take your order and serve you. The only place to find authentic tacos in the east side of town.

D-Spot Restaurant – most folks attest that D-Spot restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota. If you like chicken wings then this is the place to get them. There are many sauces available but be sure to try the Black Widow sauce. The burgers are quite excellent as well.

Five Guys Burger & Fries Restaurant – if you are looking for a good old-fashioned burger and fries place then Five Guys is your place without a doubt. Once you enter you will be greeted with peanuts and lots of them. All their burgers are made to order and there is a veggie burger for those that do not prefer to eat red meat.

Fun Things to Do In Oakdale Minnesota

Oakdale Indoor Market – already in their 5th year the Oakdale Indoor Market features lots of exciting products grown locally of course. Check out a wide selection of veggies, honey, baked items, chocolates, frozen strudel and many more.

Oak Marsh Golf Course – Come and enjoy a round of golf at the famous Oak Marsh Golf Course. This 18-hole course offers 31 bunkers and has an excellent practice facility and golf programs.  If you plan to get married, the clubhouse and banquet facilities are capable of seating up to 300 people.

Snowshoeing – Oakdale regularly hosts snowshoeing through it many beautiful trails. There are even special events like Family Moonlight Snowshoe, which is done at night by the light of the silvery moon.

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