Vadnais Heights Minnesota


Pratt Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Vadnais Heights 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 Vadnais Heights

Established in the 1840s by four Canadian families whose names are Morrisette, Bibeau, Garceau and Vadnais, the families settled in an area of what is now known as Vadnais Lake. In 1858 when Minnesota State was established, the small settlement became a part of White Bear Township.  Almost a hundred years later, the small area of the township increased to 2 thousand residents. These residents voted to incorporate the village into the Village of Vadnais Heights. With approval from the state legislature, the small village became a city in 1974.

Demographics of Vadnais Heights, MN

Statistic Vadnais Heights Minnesota National
Population 12,770 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,830 67 91
Median age 45.0 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.8:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 60% 58% 55%
Speak English 85% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 3% 4% 13%

Vadnais Heights, MN Area Schools

Vadnais Heights is part of Mounds View and White Bear Lake School Districts. There is a charter high school known as the Agricultural and Food Sciences Academy or AFSA located n the city. Folks that want access to secondary education can attend nearby Century College. The convenient location of Vadnais Heights allows easy access to a lot of colleges in the Twin Cities and Metro region.

Places of Worship in Vadnais Heights, MN

  • Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
  • Lake Vadnais Church
  • Calvary Church
  • New Life Lutheran Church

Vadnais Heights Businesses

The top businesses in Vadnais Heights center on the food and restaurant business, healthcare, customer service, warehouse and production and the salon and spa industry.

Cost of Living in Vadnais Heights, MN

Index Vadnais Heights Minnesota National
Cost of living 107 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 112 101 100
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 in Vadnais Heights is 20% higher than the state
  • 83.67% is Caucasian
  • 3.29% is African-American
  • 10.95% is Asian
  • Cost of living is 45 higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 7% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 12% higher than the national average

Vadnais Heights Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

Jimmy’s Food & Drink – Probably the best local restaurant in town, Jimmy’s serves great food and drinks in a relaxed setting. Check out your favorite game on one of many large flat screens.  Do try out the famous walleye fish and the ½ pound Jimmy Burger.

Mad Jack’s Sports Café  — Do check out their avocado wrap with turkey as well as the Buffalo wrap.  The chicken wild rice soup is also a popular choice among diners. Service is always fast and greeted with a smile. They also server gluten free meals for folks with food sensitivity.

Punch Neapolitan Pizza – If you are looking for some really good pizza, Punch is the place to be. Crust is nicely done and you get a generous serving of toppings. Do check out the Grecco pizza, popular with locals.

Fun Things to do in Vadnais Heights Minnesota

The city is home to over a hundred acres of parkland spread on fourteen public parks. The city offers year-round recreational activities for both kids and adults. There are programs that teach life skills, how to stay fit and active. Sports like softball and pickleball, which is a combination of Ping-Pong, badminton and tennis, is being taught. If you feel like meditating there is a yoga class you can attend as well.

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