Oakdale MN Homes for Sale

A quaint commuter town that lies directly east of St. Paul, Oakdale, MN offers potential home buyers quintessential suburban living at its finest. Conveniently located just north of the I-94 / I-694 junction, getting to just about any part of the St. Paul metropolitan area is really quite easy, which is one of Oakdale’s best and most talked-about qualities. Aside from a quick and easy commute, though, living in Oakdale also means having access to plenty of great schools, countless community amenities, and also lots of job opportunities at Imation and 3M—two national corporations that are both headquartered here in the Oakdale community.

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Living in Oakdale

Aside from what you’ll find along Hadley Avenue, which acts as the city’s primary roadway aside from the highway, much of the Oakdale landscape is largely residential except for a few churches, schools, and small little shops that are scattered throughout town. According to Wikipedia, a fun-fact about Oakdale, MN is that it currently holds the title as being the most populous of all municipalities that share the name Oakdale in the entire country.

Oakdale Real Estate at a Glance

Stretching out over 11 square miles, the Oakdale community certainly has a lot to offer in terms of real estate and housing opportunities. A number of condo complexes and townhome communities have been developed in Oakdale over the years, which tend to all hover around I-634, a major highway that juts right through the center of town. Most such listings are usually quite affordable and are a great option for many of today’s on-the-go professionals who don’t want the hassle and headaches associated with on-going maintenance and upkeep of a new home. On the other hand, if you need more space or a detached single-family home tends to fit your lifestyle better, there’s a good chance you won’t be disappointed with the inventory here, which usually ranges from functional yet roomy ranch style homes to traditional two story residences with lots of living space and storage.

For home buyers with kids, the Oakdale boundaries lie completely within the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district, and for the most part, the city’s students are divided into two separate high schools—Tartan High School, which tends to serve the southern half of town; and North High School in North St. Paul, which serves most of the students living on the north side of Oakdale.