Woodbury Minnesota


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

The first European settlers came to what is now known as Woodbury in 1844.  Most of the settlers are of German stock but some were also from Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden. Initially known as Red Rock after the supposed sacred stone that Chief Little Crow of the Dakota painted, the small settlement was renamed Woodbury in 1859 when the state legislature received information that there was another township in the state that was also called Red Rock Township. The name Woodbury was in honor of Judge Levi Woodbury of New Hampshire a close friend of the first board chairman of the new settlement.  Judge Woodbury was also known as the 1st SC justice to attend law school.

During the early years of the township most of the area was rich in timber. A Herculean effort was needed to clear the land so that farming could begin. The main crop was wheat but they also grew potatoes, soybeans, corn and barley.  Development of farm technology in the 1950s brought more fertilization and better crop rotation. By 1955, the first housing development called the Woodbury Heights was established.  Urban development later on overshadowed agriculture resulting to loss of farmland, However, steps have been taken in order to preserve the wide open spaces and natural resources resulting to protection of several hundred acres of land.

Demographics of Woodbury, MN

Statistic Woodbury Minnesota National
Population 64,544 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,849 67 91
Median age 36.2 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 66% 58% 55%
Speak English 85% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 4% 13%

Woodbury, MN Area Schools

The City of Woodbury is served by the South Washington County School District, the Stillwater Area Schools and the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale District.  The city is home to two parochial schools namely, New Life Academy and St. Ambrose. There are also charter schools like the Math and Science Academy and the Woodbury Leadership Academy.

Places of Worship in Woodbury, MN

Some of the churches in Woodbury include:

  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Five Oaks Community Church
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Spirit of Life Bible Church

Woodbury Businesses

Some of the top businesses that call Woodbury home are:

  • Dean Foods
  • Center Point Marketing Inc.
  • Aveka, Inc.
  • Service Ideas Inc.

Cost of Living in Woodbury, MN

Index Woodbury Minnesota National
Cost of living 118 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 150 101 100
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 Woodbury is 4% lower than the state
  • 81.24% is Caucasian
  • 5.50% is African-American
  • 8.94% is Asian
  • Cost of living in Woodbury is 16% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 18% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 50% higher than the national average

Woodbury Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

The Tavern Grill & Restaurant – a perfect place to eat and meet friends, The Tavern Grill offers a good selection of meals and drinks served in a fun and casual vibe. Do try the Farmer’s Market Pizza with added fresh basil. Appetizers come in generous portions. The cheeseburger, Caesar’s salad, spaghetti, quiche soup and calamari are absolute must try dishes.

Ronnally’s Pizza Restaurant – If you are craving for pizza, look no further. Ronnally’s offers delicious tasting pizza with lots of toppings.  Do try out the lasagna and mostaccioli. The extra sauce and meatballs with cheese bread is absolutely outstanding.

Angelina’s Kitchen Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar – Sit back. Relax. It is time to let your guard down and enjoy the best part of the day, the evenings. Evenings at Angelina’s Kitchen Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar are stuff of legend. The place has a lovely, warm atmosphere that hearkens back to the day of 1940s dives but with a modern twist.  Intimate yet casual you and a date will have an amazing and memorable time here. Try out the amazing Tortellini salmon and Sarah’s Favorite.  Order the spinach lasagna or the classic spaghetti and meatballs. They have an excellent assortment of wines to choose from. Do call for a reservation as the place is often packed.

Fun Things to Do in Woodbury Minnesota

You can definitely experience the great outdoors whenever you are in Woodbury. There are forty-five parks to choose from that cover around 3,000 acres. Hiking and biking trails are paved and most are connected to the different parks. Check out an indoor park called Central Park, which is just across the public library. The Bielenberg Sports Center is perfect to indulge in sports like softball, soccer and sand volleyball.  There are also a couple of golf courses for the avid golfer; one privately owned call the Prestwick and Eagle Valley which is publicly owned.

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