Quick Facts
County: Washington
Population: 69756
Size: 35 sq mi
Median Home Price: $39900
Average Rent Price: $1440
Commute to Mpls: 30 minutes
Commute to StP: 11 minutes
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Welcome to Woodbury

Woodbury is an eastern metro city and part of Washington County. Its borders are I-94 on the north, Manning Ave (95) on the east, approximately 60th street on the south, and Century Avenue on the west. It has roughly 68,000 people, and is the 8th most populous city in Minnesota. It is a thriving business community with Kowalski's headquarters being located there. It is also home to the only Wayback Burgers in Minnesota. If you are a nature lover and a walker, you'll appreciate that most of the 45 parks are connected by trails so you can explore them at your leisure. There is a prominent athletic facility, too, called the HealthEast Sports Center. It has baseball and softball fields, two indoor ice arenas and one outdoor ice arena, and more. It is one of the largest sports centers in Minnesota. There is also a strong interest in arts and culture as is reflected by the Artists of Woodbury, which is a group of multi-media artists who are committed to helping artists in Woodbury network, flourish, and grow.  


Then and Now

Woodbury was established as the Red Rock Township in 1858  The name was changed after it was realized that there was already a Red Rock Town in Minnesota.  The city was then named Woodbury to honor Levi Woodbury, a United States Senator and Supreme Count Justice (among other government-related positions). Woodbury was mostly woods when the first settlers arrived. It quickly turned into a farming community with wheat as the primary crop. They also grew corn, potatoes, and barley, and later on soybeans. It grew into a thriving dairying community because the land was particularly amenable to it, and they made leaps and bound in agriculture technology.  Many of the earliest settlers were from Germany and eastern states. Residential and commercial development in Woodbury progressed at a leisurely pace. The first housing development, Woodbury Heights, was built in 1955. After that, urban development took over, and the area slowly changed from farmland to metropolitan. The Village of Woodbury formed in 1967, and Woodbury become a city in 1974. By 1975, farming had mostly disappeared from Woodbury. In the 1980s, commercial and residential development started taking off, and the population doubled by the 1990s. It's the fastest growing cities in Washington County. It went from 10,000 people in 1980 to roughly 46,500 in 2000 to about 64,500 in 2012.


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Crime Stats

Many of the cities around the Twin Cities metro area have their crime data published on the Community Crime Map. This is a great resource for looking at what is going on in various cities. Another great resource is to check with the city's local police department. The have a lot of data available for public use. Community Crime Map
Minneapolis publishes to the Community Crime Map, but also has a couple specific resources that are not on there:
Check out the Minneapolis Police Department website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/statistics/index.htm
The Shots Fired Map is unique to Minneapolis. They installed a system of microphones that can detect locations of shots fired based on triangulation of the sounds from the microphones.
Edina does not publish to the Community Crime Map (as of 2019) so here is a link to their site: https://www.edinamn.gov/326/Crime-Data-Map





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