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Tour of Oakdale, Minnesota

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Today we're taking you on a Virtual Tour of Oakdale, Minnesota!

With easy access to downtown St. Paul, plenty of suburban amenities, nice outdoor spaces, and an affordable and diverse housing stock, Oakdale has a lot going for it!

Let's get it!

Oakdale Vibes

Located northeast of the Twin Cities, Oakdale is home to around 29k residents. It is bordered to the north by I-694, to the east by Ideal Ave N, to the south by I-94, and to the west by MN Hwy-120 aka Century or Geneva Ave. Oakdale is St. Paul suburb, located about 10-15 from downtown St. Paul, about 20-25 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or from the MSP airport.

The schools serving Oakdale, are generally rated down the middle. The city is served by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District which gets a B rating and is ranked the #1 Most Diverse School District in MN and #14 Most Diverse in the US, according to In terms of high schools Tartan Senior High School which serves the southern half is rated an A-*, while North Senior High School which serves the northern half is rated a B+*. In terms of middle schools, there is Skyview Community, Maplewood, and John Glenn Middle Schools, rated B-, C+, and C+ respectively*. There are 6 elementary schools serving the city ranging from B+ to C+ in ratings*.

Home Price Statistics

The median home price for Oakdale at the time of writing this, comes in around $340k. There is a fairly dramatic price range in terms of single-family homes here. Prices can start as low as $235k for a modest fixer upper, upwards of $700k for a very nice home. The renter to ownership ratio is always an interesting stat and Oakdale comes in at about 25% renter and 75% owner.

Pros + Cons


  • Affordable median home sale prices

  • Decent schools overall (the most diverse in MN)

  • Nice outdoor spaces

  • Extremely diverse housing stock

  • Plenty of suburban amenities

  • Very good access to downtown St. Paul


  • Depending on where within Oakdale, some of the schools aren't as stellar as other parts

  • Suburban blandness

  • Occasional area of dinge/less well kept

For Fans Of

Basically if you like this area, you might want to check out these other areas 👇

  • Similar vibes in the same area - Maplewood and North St. Paul

  • Different vibes in the same area - Woodbury and Lake Elmo

  • Similar vibes in a different area - Richfield and Hopkins

  • Curveballs - Blaine and Coon Rapids

To Sum Up Oakdale in Three Points

  1. Affordable home prices

  2. Plenty of suburban amenities

  3. Decent schools overall

As We Depart

Every day I help people who are moving or relocating to the Twin Cities area, find the home of their dreams in one of the best metropolitan areas in the country! If you're looking for a full-service Real Estate company that specializes in these cross-country moves, or just across the city, look no further.

Welcome to the Twin Cities - Make Yourself at Home!

Jesse Lynch - The New Face of Real Estate

Brokered By REAL Broker LLC

Call/Text (612) 564-1868

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