Sandwiched directly between the famed Twin Cities and a plethora of lakes, reserves and rivers, Oakdale truly does have the best of both worlds.
Originally formed in 1858, the two main industries of Oakdale were farming and ice cutting. Today, Oakdale’s largest employer is a computer and peripheral manufacturer, closely followed by several local service agencies.
Directly to the west of Oakdale are the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have a shared population of more than 3 million. Directly to the west, however, is the city of Lake Elmo, which has a population of just over 8,000. Additionally, the area to the north, south and west of Oakdale is peppered with lakes, forests and parks. This means that Oakdale enjoys an enviable balance of city life and peaceful natural landscapes.
Both residents and visitors of Oakdale can participate in a range of activities, from making a short drive to the Twin Cities to golfing to hiking through local parks and reserves.
After a day of exploring Downtown St. Paul, wandering through the streets of Minneapolis or strolling along the shores of Lake Elmo, our Minnesotan customers prefer to relax and unwind with a dip in one of our premium hot tubs or baths.