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Overview of Oakdale

Located just 11 miles west of St. Paul, Oakdale, Minn., is a thriving suburban city of 27,378. Oakdale has been considered a rich and promising suburb for many years, and it has kept its promise by continuing to bring new shops, restaurants, employment opportunities and family-style housing to the Twin Cities metro. More than 30 restaurants and coffee shops make Oakdale a great place to live for suburban foodies, while its proximity to urban St. Paul makes it an ideal destination for many of the area's commuters.

Oakdale is a fabulous community for people from all walks of life. According to data from the U.S. Census bureau, about 65 percent of the city's population is made up of families. Families flock to the Twin Cities metro for its well-ranked school systems and family vibe. Singles also fit in in Oakdale, making up almost 30 percent of all households in the area. Those searching for Oakdale apartments for rent will be able to find an ideal place to call home.

Living in Oakdale, MN

Oakdale enjoys an ideal location for navigating the metro region. Just a few miles from the Twin Cities themselves, Oakland allows residents a quick and easy commute. It is also located on the east side of the metro, giving it drivable access to scenic river communities like Stillwater and Red Wing. Its location allows for easy access to regional roads and highways while placing it in the center of all the Twin Cities metro has to offer.

Oakdale boasts more than 25 parks and its own nature preserve, providing a number of outdoor options for residents. The Oakdale Discovery Center is another regional favorite, offering artwork, an amphitheater, wildlife exhibits and reception facilities for local weddings and other celebrations. Oakdale residents enjoy numerous community events throughout the year, such as haunted hayrides, egg hunts, farmers markets, concerts and fireworks.

Oakdale Work and Study

Although Oakdale doesn't offer any colleges or universities within its borders, numerous institutes of higher learning are located throughout the area. Century Community and Technical College, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul College, Concordia University, St. Paul, Hamline University, Northwestern College and Bethel University are all located within about 10 miles from Oakdale.

Because it serves primarily as a bedroom community, Oakdale sees its population decline about 25 percent during workdays due to commuting. Many residents commute into St. Paul, Minneapolis or one of the surrounding suburbs for work. However, numerous employment opportunities exist within Oakdale itself. According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Oakdale's top employers are 3M Company, Minnesota Department of Transportation, School District 622, Washington County, Imation Corporation, Educational Credit Management and Hartford Group.

Rentals in Oakdale, MN and Cost of Living

According to city-data.com, the cost of living index in Oakdale is 113, which is 13 percent higher than the U.S. average. Those searching for Oakdale apartments should also factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets, as the city is not particularly walkable. About 23 percent of Oakdale homes are renter-occupied units, and the median gross rent in the city is $819 per month.

Oakdale Attractions and Special Events

Oakdale's charm allows for numerous community events throughout the year, but none is more widely anticipated than Summerfest. Oakdale's Summerfest celebration includes fun activities like carnival rides, parades, live entertainment, food and more. Residents and visitors alike flock to this annual celebration to beat the summer heat.

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Salem Green Apartments - Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
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(12)

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$800 - $1400

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Inver Grove Heights, MN

(12)

$800 - $1400

320 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

White Bear Terrace - White Bear Lake, MN 55110
8
(5)

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$815 - $875

2 Beds 1 Bath

White Bear Lake, MN (Hoffmans Corner, South White Bear Lake)

(5)

$815 - $875

72 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

St Croix Crossings - Stillwater, MN 55082
10

Stillwater, MN 55082

$695 - $860

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Marydale Lakeview Apartments - Saint Paul, MN 55117
21
(4)

Saint Paul, MN 55117

$759 - $989

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN (North End)

(4)

$759 - $989

60 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Pearlwood Estates - Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
7
(19)

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$765 - $1250

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Inver Grove Heights, MN

(19)

$765 - $1250

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hinton Heights Rental Homes - Cottage Grove, MN 55016
30
(4)

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

$824 - $1329

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dale Terrace Apartments - Roseville, MN 55113
3
(4)

Roseville, MN 55113

$800 - $915

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Midland Terrace - Shoreview, MN 55126
26
(26)

Shoreview, MN 55126

$735 - $1035

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Shoreview, MN

(26)

$735 - $1035

420 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Shamrock Court - Saint Paul, MN 55119
9
(4)

Saint Paul, MN 55119

$715 - $1120

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN (Battle Creek)

(4)

$715 - $1120

146 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Minnehaha Manor - Saint Paul, MN 55128
17
(11)

Saint Paul, MN 55128

$689 - $1219

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN

(11)

$689 - $1219

174 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Lexington Park Apartments - Saint Paul, MN 55105
26
(4)

Saint Paul, MN 55105

$750 - $1019

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN (Highland)

(4)

$750 - $1019

64 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Regency Park - North Saint Paul, MN 55109
12
(7)

North Saint Paul, MN 55109

$669 - $879

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

North Saint Paul, MN

(7)

$669 - $879

104 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Eagle Pointe Apartments - West Saint Paul, MN 55118
25
(57)

West Saint Paul, MN 55118

$759 - $1135

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Saint Paul, MN (Southview Park)

(57)

$759 - $1135

216 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Como Park Apartments - Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Saint Paul, MN 55108

$759 - $1082

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN (Como Park)


$759 - $1082

222 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lake Cove Village Apartments - Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
5
(30)

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$754 - $1149

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Inver Grove Heights, MN

(30)

$754 - $1149

486 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Canabury Hill - Little Canada, MN 55117
26
(10)

Little Canada, MN 55117

$669 - $949

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Little Canada, MN

(10)

$669 - $949

111 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Valley Creek - Woodbury, MN 55125
13

Woodbury, MN 55125

$959 - $1215

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

McCarrons Village Apartments - Saint Paul, MN 55117
26
(14)

Saint Paul, MN 55117

$650 - $999

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Saint Paul, MN (North End)

(14)

$650 - $999

122 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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