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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Woodbury.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Woodbury ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the west of Woodbury. Minneapolis has a population of 422,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It lies just west of Woodbury and has a population of 307,000 people.

For comparison, Woodbury has a population of 69,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Woodbury and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Valley   [Map]   52,435   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   61,439   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eden Prairie   [Map]   64,400   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edina   [Map]   51,958   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lakeville   [Map]   63,748   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Maplewood   [Map]   40,918   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Minnetonka   [Map]   53,085   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   78,395   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Louis Park   [Map]   49,029   W   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Afton   [Map]   3,010   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   36,793   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inver Grove Heights   [Map]   35,392   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lake Elmo   [Map]   8,983   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Saint Croix Beach   [Map]   1,073   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lakeland Shores   [Map]   315   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lakeland   [Map]   1,826   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Landfall   [Map]   756   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Newport   [Map]   3,577   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Saint Paul   [Map]   12,444   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   28,083   N   5 miles [8 km]
Saint Marys Point   [Map]   386   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Paul Park   [Map]   5,392   SW   5 miles [8 km]
South Saint Paul   [Map]   20,242   W   5 miles [8 km]
West Saint Paul   [Map]   19,767   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Woodbury, please visit our County-by-County Page for Woodbury.

Washington County ...

Woodbury is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey, Pierce (WI), Polk (WI) & Saint Croix (WI). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodbury ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Woodbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Woodbury ...

Looking for more information about Woodbury? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Woodbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Woodbury.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Woodbury.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Woodbury. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Woodbury. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Minnesota

    Minnesota Tourism
    Parks for Minnesota

    Fishing in Minnesota
    Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Minnesota Statewide Tourism
    Woodbury Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Woodbury


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Minnesota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Minnesota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Minnesota

Airports Near Woodbury ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Woodbury.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
New Richmond Rgnl.(ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   RNH   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Woodbury.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Woodbury. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSE   71 miles [114.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   NNW   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
New Richmond Rgnl.(ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   RNH   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Flying Cloud Airport(FCM/KFCM)   [Map]   FCM   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Downtown Airport   (STP/KSTP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anoka County - Blaine Airport   (ICAO: KANE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crystal Airport   (MIC/KMIC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airlake Airport   (ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Flying Cloud Airport   (FCM/KFCM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
        Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.   (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
        Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
        Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Communities in Minnesota

About Washington County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woodbury: www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: www.state.mn.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Woodbury.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Woodbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9055, Longitude: -92.9230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Woodbury), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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