Experience the Legacy Community of North Oaks

As Minnesota’s largest private community, the amenities, privacy, an incredible trail system, and unique architectural details are all part of the North Oaks experience, as well as the rich history that began this great city. North Oaks offers an exceptional lifestyle and is the reason that it continues to be a legacy community.

North Oaks Golf Club

This is where Minnesota families gather to foster friendships, share everyday experiences, celebrate special occasions, and enjoy golf and dining all year round.

Community Recreational Areas

The city has four active recreational sites and numerous neighborhood parks including rinks for hockey and skating, and soccer and baseball fields.

Trails & Conservation Land

Miles of nature trails wind through the city’s forest and prairie lands and around lakes. The 620-acre conservation area is home to boundless other wildlife.

Tria Restaurant & Bar

Inspired by French Americana, their restaurant and bar’s adventurous approach to seasonal ingredients creates a unique dining experience.

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake Beach not only offers swimming but there are also picnic tables, grills and playgrounds, canoeing, sailing, and kayaking opportunities.

Lunds & Byerlys

Lunds & Byerlys are upscale supermarkets in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. Its services include Caribou Coffee.

The History of North Oaks

Structured around Pleasant Lake, the area began as a water source for the Saint Paul municipal water system, which still maintains water access rights today. The land was later purchased by Saint Paul magnate James Jerome Hill in 1883 and expanded into a 5,000-acre agricultural research farm.

His son Louis Hill later owned North Oaks Farm until death in 1948. Ownership passed to Louis’ children who decided to develop the land into a model residential community. They incorporated the North Oaks Company with a mission to build with respect for the natural environment, having witnessed metropolitan sprawl during this time. To ensure their mission would be fulfilled, the land was subdivided and sold with a warranty deed that created the North Oaks Home Owners’ Association (NOHOA) to be responsible for roads and recreation. Each deed placed each home’s property line halfway into the street, placing all roads into private ownership. The remaining land in the city is owned by the North Oaks Company. The original farm buildings have been restored and the farm site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.