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Woodbury, Minnesota: Where to Live Just Outside of St. Paul

Woodbury, Minnesota: Where to Live Just Outside of St. Paul

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Living in the big city is not for everyone, and you can still live within minutes of the Twin Cities and St. Paul without having to be downtown. Here at Valley Creek, we love our city, and we want to share with you just why that is. 


Why Choose Woodbury

Money magazine recently named Woodbury, Minnesota, one of the top 10 best places to live in the United States. This list is based on numerous factors including the economy, the housing market, education system, employment, and more. 

Another publication, 24/7 Wall St. named Woodbury the best city to live in Minnesota – 

“Woodbury has less poverty and unemployment than nearly any other large U.S. city…The typical household in the city earns $103,902 a year, the second-highest median income in the state…

The Woodbury unemployment rate of 3.0% is far lower than the national jobless rate of 4.9%. Woodbury also has one of the best-educated populations of U.S. cities. High schoolers in Woodbury test better than students in any other city in Minnesota, and 57.6% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree — far more than the 31.3% national rate.”


A Gorgeous Place to Be

With more parks than most other suburbs of Minnesota, Woodbury is a beautiful place to live. It’s just down the road from the Mississippi River and the Battle Creek Regional Park and Dog Park. With plenty of vegetation and waterside walking paths, the natural beauty is abundant. Natural settings give people a sense of calm and comfort, so being able to live so close to the city and still get outside in nature is a great perk.

Besides the Mississippi, the St Croix River is just to the east of Woodbury, giving residents water on both sides. Lake Elmo Park Preserve is to the northeast, so the options to get outside are abundant.


Commuting and Travel

Being 9 minutes away from downtown St. Paul by car is a huge plus for those working in the Twin Cities. You can go from the river to the lake, to the park, to the city, all in a matter of a day, and still have time to go to dinner or shopping.

Woodbury Village shopping center is just a few minutes away from us here at Valley Creek Apartments, making it convenient to pick up whatever you need.

Finally, the St. Paul Downtown Airport is only a 10-minute car ride. 


With all of these things in mind, it’s easy to see what a wonderful experience it is to live here.

Why are you Woodbury proud? Tell us in the comments! 

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