The city of Woodbury is east of St. Paul and as a suburb of the Twin Cities, Woodbury real estate is highly prized for the location. Settled in 1844, this area was mainly farmland. Today this city of 61,961, as of the 2010 census, is growing. The population in 2006 was 54,365. The attraction of Woodbury homes for sale is the quiet neighborhoods, yet it is located in an area where there are number of employment opportunities. There are a number of large corporations in Woodbury including Woodwinds Health Campus, Dean Foods/Land O’Lakes, The Hartford and the Target Corporation.
Woodbury real estate is chosen by many who prefer the atmosphere of a smaller city within close proximity to major cities. Choices of homes range from single-family homes to condominiums and townhouses. The options are diverse so it is possible to find a home to fit virtually any style desired. Families with children are served by the South Washington County School District although some students attend other schools due to Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.
Residents of Woodbury real estate have many options for recreation. There are 45 parks in this city and many contain trails that connect several of the parks. Colby, Wilmes and Powers Lakes are surrounded by three of the largest lakes within Woodbury. Central Park, which is an indoor park, is located across from the public library. The Bielenberg Sports Center provides a variety of athletic opportunities with the sand volleyball courts, baseball, soccer and football fields and an ice arena. Residents who enjoy golf have the option of two courses – a publicly owned course, Eagle Valley and a privately owned course, Prestwick – within Woodbury.
There are also many local events that may be enjoyed when choosing Woodbury homes for sale. Woodbury Days is a summer event that provides fun for the entire family. A parade, live music, a carnival, booths for the city’s shops and services as well as fireworks are part of Woodbury Days. In addition, the Taste of Woodbury will allow residents and visitors a chance to sample cuisine from many of the area restaurants.