Woodbury is located just east of downtown St. Paul, the state’s capital, and is in close proximity to the St. Croix River Valley, providing a beautiful natural setting and year-round recreational opportunities.
In 1967, Woodbury Township became a city. After celebrating the city’s golden birthday, in 2017, a special opportunity was presented to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look ahead to the next 50 years of growth and community of Woodbury.
As Woodbury has continued to grow, it is important, to the city, to retain and enhance all the great qualities and characteristics that have attracted so many people so this great city, while also appreciating that the idea of a ‘community’ means something different to each and every one of its residents. The momentous occasion also provided an opportunity to adapt and expand civic pride and identity, to think creatively about the needs of the community, and gave them a chance to celebrate those who built the foundation of where we live, work and thrive today.
Schools Woodbury is served by three independent public-school districts. The vast majority of Woodbury is located in the South Washington County School District 833. The Stillwater Area School District 834 and the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 also provide service to the community. District 833 operates six elementary schools, two junior highs and two senior high schools in Woodbury. District 834 operates one elementary school in northeast Woodbury. District 622, while it provides service to the community, has no school facilities in Woodbury.
Two parochial schools, New Life Academy and St. Ambrose, are located in Woodbury. The city also is home to charter schools, the Math and Science Academy and the Woodbury Leadership Academy.
While Woodbury has continued grow and that means new schools and educational facilities have been added. The schools, which the pioneers worked so hard to promote, laid the foundation for the excellent schools in Woodbury today.
Recreation The City of Woodbury’s Recreation Division provides a healthy variety of quality recreation opportunities designed to promote life-long health and wellbeing for all ages and interests. Offering lakes, parks, trails, athletic fields, and sports for everyone.
A Bit of Woodbury History
The first settlers came to Woodbury in 1844. Most of the area’s early settlers migrated from the eastern states and from Germany. Immigrants also came from Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Scotland and Denmark. Over the years the people of Woodbury have contributed in many ways to the rich heritage that the city enjoys today.
Woodbury was originally named Red Rock, after a sacred stone said to have been painted by the famous Dakota Chief Little Crow. The town was renamed in 1859 when the state legislature discovered another Red Rock Township in Minnesota. Woodbury was named after Judge Levi Woodbury of New Hampshire, a friend of the first town board chairman.
Housing in Woodbury
Woodbury is committed to maintaining and promoting a wide variety of quality housing options throughout the city. The city is known for its attractive residential neighborhoods, which are connected by more than 100 miles of multi-use trails and surrounded by 3,000 acres of dedicated park land. Residents have