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1,639 Apartments for rent in Woodbury, MN

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Woodland Pointe
6850 Ashwood Rd
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,164
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,249
950 sqft
Last updated November 22 at 06:38 PM
As part of your new home at Woodland Pointe you`ll enjoy a relaxed lakeside environment in the heart of Woodbury and only minute from downtown St. Paul.
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12 Units Available
Woodbury Park at City Centre
2150 Vining Drive
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1251 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 06:07 PM
Minutes from I-494 and I-94. On-site fitness center, resort-style pool, outdoor fireplace and meeting room. Spacious units with private balconies, full kitchens and private garages. Pet-friendly community.
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40 Units Available
Valley Creek Apartments
1707 Century Cir
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,243
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,323
1071 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
This luxury rental community is just steps away from local shopping, dining and entertainment in Woodbury, and just minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Peacefully set on 26 acres of mature landscaping.
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5 Units Available
Seasons Villas Apartments and Townhomes
8630 Summer Wind Alcove
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1010 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Seasons Villas is more than a place to call home. Each home has updated countertops, flooring, and appliances. With private entrances and patios, and attached one-car garages, you have all of the features you need to feel comfortable.
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26 Units Available
Ascend at Woodbury
4151 Benjamin Drive
Woodbury, MN
Studio
$1,502
575 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,417
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1115 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
A brand-new apartment community that features a hot tub, outdoor grills and a yoga studio. The studio to three-bedroom homes boast stainless-steel appliances, wood-like floors and in-unit laundry. Close to green spaces and bike trails.
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Regency Hill Apartments & Townhomes
10751 Retreat Ln
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,407
1069 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1265 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Luxury apartments and townhomes and beautifully landscaped grounds. Some units feature granite counters, hardwood floors, in unit laundry and fireplace. Pet friendly, smoke-free community. Close to shopping, restaurants and I-94.
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2 Units Available
Parkwood Estates
1580 Parkwood Dr
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1050 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:25 PM
Two-bedroom units with natural woodwork, designer lighting, two full baths, walk-in closets, and private balconies/patios. Community ammenities include garage, fitness center, and elevator. In Riverview, near Harriet Island and St. Paul Downtown Airport.
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3 Units Available
Westview Estates Townhomes
2549 Cornelia Trl
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
1240 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:18 PM
Quiet community within walking distance of Carver Lake. Contemporary two-bedroom townhomes with central air conditioning, walk-in closets, in-unit washers and dryers, and secure, private entrances. Garage parking available.
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28 Units Available
The Grand Reserve
10285 Grand Forest Ln
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,544
918 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,667
1292 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,959
1633 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
A vibrant community and an active lifestyle. Luxury two-, three- or four-bedroom manor style townhomes featuring fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, fireplaces and balcony/patio. Near Eagle Valley Golf course and all city amenities.
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Citywalk at Woodbury
10225 City Walk Dr
Woodbury, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,449
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
Last updated November 24 at 09:05 PM
Experience luxury apartment living reimagined at City Walk at Woodbury. Located just outside of St. Paul, City Walk at Woodbury is nestled in the prestigious neighborhood of Woodbury.
1 Unit Available
608 Kingfisher Lane
608 Kingfisher Lane
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1420 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:33 PM
**Virtual Tour Available** EMAIL only to acoleman@renterswarehouse.com. Available Jan 1st! This large townhome in Woodbury is minutes from Radio Drive shopping and restaurants, 494 and 94 for an easy commute.
1 Unit Available
2858 Aldrich Trl
2858 Aldrich Trail
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1600 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:33 PM
Another listing from Steve @ Renters Warehouse. For a showing, please go to https://showmojo.com/stevefgallery. This is a wonderful single family house - Twin home not town home - in Woodbury is very close to shopping, gas and parks.
1 Unit Available
4589 Cobalt Lane
4589 Cobalt Ln
Woodbury, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,990
3304 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Completed New Construction. Wonderful one level living. Lawn and Snow maintenance included. Four bedrooms and three baths. Huge Lower Level Rec Room, 26 x 33; great space for entertaining.
1 Unit Available
8218 Lori Lane
8218 Lori Lane
Woodbury, MN
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2872 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Beautiful executive home in mint condition. Conveniently located on 1/2 acre lot at the end of a cul de sac. The second floor loft could be used as a 4th bedroom.
1 Unit Available
11622 Ivywood Circle
11622 Ivywood Circle
Woodbury, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,795
3073 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
11622 Ivywood Circle Available 01/01/21 Beautiful, Spacious 4Bed/2.
1 Unit Available
2187 Eagle Trace Ln
2187 Eagle Trace Lane
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1600 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
Gorgeous, private end unit townhome located in The Gables at Eagle Valley in Woodbury. Take in this sunny, open floor plan adorned with beautiful design features in the dining areas, kitchen, and living room with fireplace.
1 Unit Available
1808 Windjammer Dr
1808 Windjammer Drive
Woodbury, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
2700 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
This beautiful home is managed with Twin Cities Home Rental...Avail Jan 15,2021! SHOWINGS ONLY WITH APPROVED PROSPECT - MASKS AND SAFE DISTANCE - SHOWING AFTER NOV 18TH, 2020.
1 Unit Available
547 Woodduck Drive
547 Woodduck Drive
Woodbury, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1570 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:05 AM
Clean and fresh 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 2 car garage in Woodbury. Located in a convenient and quite neighborhood in the community of Lodges at the Preserve.
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15 Units Available
Minnehaha Manor
6904 10th St N
Oakdale, MN
Studio
$974
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$962
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
925 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Minnehaha Manor represents outdoor living at its finest in Oakdale, MN. Courtyard, pool and BBQ/grill are all included, with plenty of storage space and walk-in closets. Golf course and parks located nearby.
1 Unit Available
238 Jade Trail N
238 Jade Trail North
Lake Elmo, MN
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
2687 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:18 PM
Brand New Construction for rent. Spacious open floor plan with main level living. Finished lower level with bedroom and bath Association maintained lawn care and snow removal.
1 Unit Available
6824 Meadow Grass Ln S
6824 Meadow Grass Lane South
Cottage Grove, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
1669 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2 Bed/1.5 Bath Townhome *NEW CARPET/PAINT* Cottage Grove- Available Now! - This well-maintained 2 bed/2 bath townhome features new carpet and paint! MAIN LEVEL: Living room with vaulted ceilings open to kitchen and dining room.
1 Unit Available
6776 Meadow Grass Ln S
6776 Meadow Grass Lane South
Cottage Grove, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1540 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:24 AM
6776 Meadow Grass Ln S Available 05/01/20 Spacious *3Bed*2Bath Townhome- Cottage Grove- Available Apr 15-May 1 - This spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath townhome has an open floor plan and has been well-maintained.
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43 Units Available
Villages on McKnight
177 McKnight Rd N
St. Paul, MN | Battle Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,037
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,346
1112 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
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Silver Ridge
2330 Stillwater Ave E
Maplewood, MN | Beaver Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,000
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,139
923 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Well-appointed properties with dishwashers, carpeted floors and huge closets. On-site laundry, relaxing pool and entertainment area. Located close to beautiful Gethsemane Park and nearby walking trails.
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City Guide

Woodbury
Oh, Woodbury, Minnesota, the highly contested Twin Cities suburb. Located southeast of St. Paul, this new, highly planned city, is either considered the best of suburban living, or the worst of snooty cul-de-sac communities. Let’s start you apartment search so you can decide for yourself.
Oh, Woodbury, Minnesota, the highly contested Twin Cities suburb. Located southeast of St. Paul, this new, highly planned city, is either considered the best of suburban living, or the worst of snooty cul-de-sac communities. Let’s start you apartment search so you can decide for yourself.

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A Brief History of Woodbury’s Brief History

Though the area now known as Woodbury was developed as farmland throughout the mid-19th century, things didn’t really get moving in the city until those ubiquitous housing developments started popping up in the 1950s. Twin Cities suburban flight during the subsequent decades allowed for Woodbury’s incorporation in 1967, and the spirit of the place hasn’t really changed since.

A Brief History of Woodbury’s Brief History
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Though the area now known as Woodbury was developed as farmland throughout the mid-19th century, things didn’t really get moving in the city until those ubiquitous housing developments started popping up in the 1950s. Twin Cities suburban flight during the subsequent decades allowed for Woodbury’s incorporation in 1967, and the spirit of the place hasn’t really changed since.

Cookie Cutter Versus “Planned”

Well, it depends on whom you ask. The endless subdivisions and new construction, the planned communities, the exclusivity of it all. If this isn’t your cup of tea, you should consider another Twin Cities’ suburb, where you’ll meet plenty of people who want to hate on Woodbury. But, if you’re ready to embrace a truly (and I mean truly) suburban lifestyle, then you’ll be more than happy here.

As far as things to do go, Woodbury’s got a lot more to offer than many other area suburbs. I mean, they don’t call it planned for nothing. Many of the complexes and developments have their own shopping centers and restaurants, in addition to the two major malls that draw in visitors from other area suburbs. In fact, Woodbury Lakes, an open-air mall, is one of the premier upscale shopping destinations for many of the Twin Cities area’s bourgeois elite.

Upscale dining and shopping not your thing? Well, you’ll have plenty to do during the summer months, as the area has several parks, and of course, lakes. Many of the parks are connected to each other via paved paths, great for biking or rollerblading. Additionally there is one private and one public golf course within city limits.

Winters in Woodbury are characteristically awful, with low temperatures and large amounts of snowfall. But don’t worry; the city has planned for this too! Woodbury’s Central Park is an indoor, year-round park and recreation center with an indoor playground and several multi-use rooms located in the southeastern portion of town. The center’s location adjacent to the YMCA and library makes it a great destination during those freezing winter months.

So is Woodbury the cookie cutter, characterless, Stepford Wives nightmare that many area residents claim it is? Well, you know what they say… Haters gonna hate. But if you settle in to the suburban lifestyle and take advantage of all those (some may say, creepy) pre-planned activities, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay in Woodbury.

Cookie Cutter Versus “Planned”
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Well, it depends on whom you ask. The endless subdivisions and new construction, the planned communities, the exclusivity of it all. If this isn’t your cup of tea, you should consider another Twin Cities’ suburb, where you’ll meet plenty of people who want to hate on Woodbury. But, if you’re ready to embrace a truly (and I mean truly) suburban lifestyle, then you’ll be more than happy here.

As far as things to do go, Woodbury’s got a lot more to offer than many other area suburbs. I mean, they don’t call it planned for nothing. Many of the complexes and developments have their own shopping centers and restaurants, in addition to the two major malls that draw in visitors from other area suburbs. In fact, Woodbury Lakes, an open-air mall, is one of the premier upscale shopping destinations for many of the Twin Cities area’s bourgeois elite.

Upscale dining and shopping not your thing? Well, you’ll have plenty to do during the summer months, as the area has several parks, and of course, lakes. Many of the parks are connected to each other via paved paths, great for biking or rollerblading. Additionally there is one private and one public golf course within city limits.

Winters in Woodbury are characteristically awful, with low temperatures and large amounts of snowfall. But don’t worry; the city has planned for this too! Woodbury’s Central Park is an indoor, year-round park and recreation center with an indoor playground and several multi-use rooms located in the southeastern portion of town. The center’s location adjacent to the YMCA and library makes it a great destination during those freezing winter months.

So is Woodbury the cookie cutter, characterless, Stepford Wives nightmare that many area residents claim it is? Well, you know what they say… Haters gonna hate. But if you settle in to the suburban lifestyle and take advantage of all those (some may say, creepy) pre-planned activities, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay in Woodbury.

Neighborhoods

We don’t know if you picked up on this, but Woodbury is very white and very wealthy. This means that housing can be somewhat expensive throughout all neighborhoods. However, most townhomes and apartments are newly constructed and/or well maintained with great layouts and floor plans, so you’ll be getting a decent place for your money.

There is no real “area to avoid” when apartment hunting in Woodbury. Pretty much all of the neighborhoods are considered safe and desirable, with only slight variations between them, based on the construction of the properties within the planned communities. So when you start your apartment search, ask yourself, do I want a smaller garage in front of my townhouse or do I want a slightly larger garage to the side of my townhouse?

Once you’ve seen a few communities in Woodbury, you’ll be able to tell the difference between rentals. For instance, in a city with a high per capita income, Wedgewood has the distinction of being one of the more expensive areas in town, and you’ll see that in the amenities and floor plans of the town homes. The Citywalk at Woodbury skews a bit younger in terms of community and is highly walkable and contemporary. Stonemill Farms, in the southeastern portion of town is one of the most visibly planned communities, with its own public school located inside the “compound.”

Rental rates will vary by subdivision based on amenities and floor plans. Generally two bedrooms go for $850-1000 on the low end and up to $1400 on the high end.

Neighborhoods
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We don’t know if you picked up on this, but Woodbury is very white and very wealthy. This means that housing can be somewhat expensive throughout all neighborhoods. However, most townhomes and apartments are newly constructed and/or well maintained with great layouts and floor plans, so you’ll be getting a decent place for your money.

There is no real “area to avoid” when apartment hunting in Woodbury. Pretty much all of the neighborhoods are considered safe and desirable, with only slight variations between them, based on the construction of the properties within the planned communities. So when you start your apartment search, ask yourself, do I want a smaller garage in front of my townhouse or do I want a slightly larger garage to the side of my townhouse?

Once you’ve seen a few communities in Woodbury, you’ll be able to tell the difference between rentals. For instance, in a city with a high per capita income, Wedgewood has the distinction of being one of the more expensive areas in town, and you’ll see that in the amenities and floor plans of the town homes. The Citywalk at Woodbury skews a bit younger in terms of community and is highly walkable and contemporary. Stonemill Farms, in the southeastern portion of town is one of the most visibly planned communities, with its own public school located inside the “compound.”

Rental rates will vary by subdivision based on amenities and floor plans. Generally two bedrooms go for $850-1000 on the low end and up to $1400 on the high end.

Rental Tips

Real estate agents will be your key to some of the best rentals throughout the city. If you have a very specific idea of what type of subdivision you’d like to live in, you can go directly through that community’s management company. Background and credit checks, as well as in-depth applications are standard for most of these communities.

Also, huge, planned subdivisions mean that Woodbury is the land of the HOA (Homeowner’s Association) fee and heavy rental regulations. Be sure to thoroughly read your lease and negotiate fees before signing.

Rental Tips
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Real estate agents will be your key to some of the best rentals throughout the city. If you have a very specific idea of what type of subdivision you’d like to live in, you can go directly through that community’s management company. Background and credit checks, as well as in-depth applications are standard for most of these communities.

Also, huge, planned subdivisions mean that Woodbury is the land of the HOA (Homeowner’s Association) fee and heavy rental regulations. Be sure to thoroughly read your lease and negotiate fees before signing.

Getting Around

Woodbury is a suburb, and a busy suburb at that. Because of its amenities, many area residents will be cruising around town weekdays, weekends and evenings. The commute into St. Paul is crushingly slow to some and totally manageable to others, depending on your outlook. Do you consider Woodbury conveniently located on Interstate 94, or is it locked into a singular commute path because of this highway proximity? Rush hour generally runs from 7:00 to 9:30 in the morning, and 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening. During this time, the 10-mile commute to St. Paul’s city center can take up to 40 minutes.

For the green-conscious commuter, Metro Transit provides express bus service from Woodbury into St. Paul and Minneapolis, with connections available to other major bus lines when you get into the metropolitan areas.

So, welcome to Woodbury, where a posh, suburban lifestyle awaits you!

Getting Around
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Woodbury is a suburb, and a busy suburb at that. Because of its amenities, many area residents will be cruising around town weekdays, weekends and evenings. The commute into St. Paul is crushingly slow to some and totally manageable to others, depending on your outlook. Do you consider Woodbury conveniently located on Interstate 94, or is it locked into a singular commute path because of this highway proximity? Rush hour generally runs from 7:00 to 9:30 in the morning, and 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening. During this time, the 10-mile commute to St. Paul’s city center can take up to 40 minutes.

For the green-conscious commuter, Metro Transit provides express bus service from Woodbury into St. Paul and Minneapolis, with connections available to other major bus lines when you get into the metropolitan areas.

So, welcome to Woodbury, where a posh, suburban lifestyle awaits you!

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City Guide

Woodbury
Oh, Woodbury, Minnesota, the highly contested Twin Cities suburb. Located southeast of St. Paul, this new, highly planned city, is either considered the best of suburban living, or the worst of snooty cul-de-sac communities. Let’s start you apartment search so you can decide for yourself.
Oh, Woodbury, Minnesota, the highly contested Twin Cities suburb. Located southeast of St. Paul, this new, highly planned city, is either considered the best of suburban living, or the worst of snooty cul-de-sac communities. Let’s start you apartment search so you can decide for yourself.

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A Brief History of Woodbury’s Brief History

Though the area now known as Woodbury was developed as farmland throughout the mid-19th century, things didn’t really get moving in the city until those ubiquitous housing developments started popping up in the 1950s. Twin Cities suburban flight during the subsequent decades allowed for Woodbury’s incorporation in 1967, and the spirit of the place hasn’t really changed since.

A Brief History of Woodbury’s Brief History
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Though the area now known as Woodbury was developed as farmland throughout the mid-19th century, things didn’t really get moving in the city until those ubiquitous housing developments started popping up in the 1950s. Twin Cities suburban flight during the subsequent decades allowed for Woodbury’s incorporation in 1967, and the spirit of the place hasn’t really changed since.

Cookie Cutter Versus “Planned”

Well, it depends on whom you ask. The endless subdivisions and new construction, the planned communities, the exclusivity of it all. If this isn’t your cup of tea, you should consider another Twin Cities’ suburb, where you’ll meet plenty of people who want to hate on Woodbury. But, if you’re ready to embrace a truly (and I mean truly) suburban lifestyle, then you’ll be more than happy here.

As far as things to do go, Woodbury’s got a lot more to offer than many other area suburbs. I mean, they don’t call it planned for nothing. Many of the complexes and developments have their own shopping centers and restaurants, in addition to the two major malls that draw in visitors from other area suburbs. In fact, Woodbury Lakes, an open-air mall, is one of the premier upscale shopping destinations for many of the Twin Cities area’s bourgeois elite.

Upscale dining and shopping not your thing? Well, you’ll have plenty to do during the summer months, as the area has several parks, and of course, lakes. Many of the parks are connected to each other via paved paths, great for biking or rollerblading. Additionally there is one private and one public golf course within city limits.

Winters in Woodbury are characteristically awful, with low temperatures and large amounts of snowfall. But don’t worry; the city has planned for this too! Woodbury’s Central Park is an indoor, year-round park and recreation center with an indoor playground and several multi-use rooms located in the southeastern portion of town. The center’s location adjacent to the YMCA and library makes it a great destination during those freezing winter months.

So is Woodbury the cookie cutter, characterless, Stepford Wives nightmare that many area residents claim it is? Well, you know what they say… Haters gonna hate. But if you settle in to the suburban lifestyle and take advantage of all those (some may say, creepy) pre-planned activities, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay in Woodbury.

Cookie Cutter Versus “Planned”
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Well, it depends on whom you ask. The endless subdivisions and new construction, the planned communities, the exclusivity of it all. If this isn’t your cup of tea, you should consider another Twin Cities’ suburb, where you’ll meet plenty of people who want to hate on Woodbury. But, if you’re ready to embrace a truly (and I mean truly) suburban lifestyle, then you’ll be more than happy here.

As far as things to do go, Woodbury’s got a lot more to offer than many other area suburbs. I mean, they don’t call it planned for nothing. Many of the complexes and developments have their own shopping centers and restaurants, in addition to the two major malls that draw in visitors from other area suburbs. In fact, Woodbury Lakes, an open-air mall, is one of the premier upscale shopping destinations for many of the Twin Cities area’s bourgeois elite.

Upscale dining and shopping not your thing? Well, you’ll have plenty to do during the summer months, as the area has several parks, and of course, lakes. Many of the parks are connected to each other via paved paths, great for biking or rollerblading. Additionally there is one private and one public golf course within city limits.

Winters in Woodbury are characteristically awful, with low temperatures and large amounts of snowfall. But don’t worry; the city has planned for this too! Woodbury’s Central Park is an indoor, year-round park and recreation center with an indoor playground and several multi-use rooms located in the southeastern portion of town. The center’s location adjacent to the YMCA and library makes it a great destination during those freezing winter months.

So is Woodbury the cookie cutter, characterless, Stepford Wives nightmare that many area residents claim it is? Well, you know what they say… Haters gonna hate. But if you settle in to the suburban lifestyle and take advantage of all those (some may say, creepy) pre-planned activities, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay in Woodbury.

Neighborhoods

We don’t know if you picked up on this, but Woodbury is very white and very wealthy. This means that housing can be somewhat expensive throughout all neighborhoods. However, most townhomes and apartments are newly constructed and/or well maintained with great layouts and floor plans, so you’ll be getting a decent place for your money.

There is no real “area to avoid” when apartment hunting in Woodbury. Pretty much all of the neighborhoods are considered safe and desirable, with only slight variations between them, based on the construction of the properties within the planned communities. So when you start your apartment search, ask yourself, do I want a smaller garage in front of my townhouse or do I want a slightly larger garage to the side of my townhouse?

Once you’ve seen a few communities in Woodbury, you’ll be able to tell the difference between rentals. For instance, in a city with a high per capita income, Wedgewood has the distinction of being one of the more expensive areas in town, and you’ll see that in the amenities and floor plans of the town homes. The Citywalk at Woodbury skews a bit younger in terms of community and is highly walkable and contemporary. Stonemill Farms, in the southeastern portion of town is one of the most visibly planned communities, with its own public school located inside the “compound.”

Rental rates will vary by subdivision based on amenities and floor plans. Generally two bedrooms go for $850-1000 on the low end and up to $1400 on the high end.

Neighborhoods
+

We don’t know if you picked up on this, but Woodbury is very white and very wealthy. This means that housing can be somewhat expensive throughout all neighborhoods. However, most townhomes and apartments are newly constructed and/or well maintained with great layouts and floor plans, so you’ll be getting a decent place for your money.

There is no real “area to avoid” when apartment hunting in Woodbury. Pretty much all of the neighborhoods are considered safe and desirable, with only slight variations between them, based on the construction of the properties within the planned communities. So when you start your apartment search, ask yourself, do I want a smaller garage in front of my townhouse or do I want a slightly larger garage to the side of my townhouse?

Once you’ve seen a few communities in Woodbury, you’ll be able to tell the difference between rentals. For instance, in a city with a high per capita income, Wedgewood has the distinction of being one of the more expensive areas in town, and you’ll see that in the amenities and floor plans of the town homes. The Citywalk at Woodbury skews a bit younger in terms of community and is highly walkable and contemporary. Stonemill Farms, in the southeastern portion of town is one of the most visibly planned communities, with its own public school located inside the “compound.”

Rental rates will vary by subdivision based on amenities and floor plans. Generally two bedrooms go for $850-1000 on the low end and up to $1400 on the high end.

Rental Tips

Real estate agents will be your key to some of the best rentals throughout the city. If you have a very specific idea of what type of subdivision you’d like to live in, you can go directly through that community’s management company. Background and credit checks, as well as in-depth applications are standard for most of these communities.

Also, huge, planned subdivisions mean that Woodbury is the land of the HOA (Homeowner’s Association) fee and heavy rental regulations. Be sure to thoroughly read your lease and negotiate fees before signing.

Rental Tips
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Real estate agents will be your key to some of the best rentals throughout the city. If you have a very specific idea of what type of subdivision you’d like to live in, you can go directly through that community’s management company. Background and credit checks, as well as in-depth applications are standard for most of these communities.

Also, huge, planned subdivisions mean that Woodbury is the land of the HOA (Homeowner’s Association) fee and heavy rental regulations. Be sure to thoroughly read your lease and negotiate fees before signing.

Getting Around

Woodbury is a suburb, and a busy suburb at that. Because of its amenities, many area residents will be cruising around town weekdays, weekends and evenings. The commute into St. Paul is crushingly slow to some and totally manageable to others, depending on your outlook. Do you consider Woodbury conveniently located on Interstate 94, or is it locked into a singular commute path because of this highway proximity? Rush hour generally runs from 7:00 to 9:30 in the morning, and 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening. During this time, the 10-mile commute to St. Paul’s city center can take up to 40 minutes.

For the green-conscious commuter, Metro Transit provides express bus service from Woodbury into St. Paul and Minneapolis, with connections available to other major bus lines when you get into the metropolitan areas.

So, welcome to Woodbury, where a posh, suburban lifestyle awaits you!

Getting Around
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Woodbury is a suburb, and a busy suburb at that. Because of its amenities, many area residents will be cruising around town weekdays, weekends and evenings. The commute into St. Paul is crushingly slow to some and totally manageable to others, depending on your outlook. Do you consider Woodbury conveniently located on Interstate 94, or is it locked into a singular commute path because of this highway proximity? Rush hour generally runs from 7:00 to 9:30 in the morning, and 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening. During this time, the 10-mile commute to St. Paul’s city center can take up to 40 minutes.

For the green-conscious commuter, Metro Transit provides express bus service from Woodbury into St. Paul and Minneapolis, with connections available to other major bus lines when you get into the metropolitan areas.

So, welcome to Woodbury, where a posh, suburban lifestyle awaits you!