Picture yourself at home in North Oaks

An exclusive,
private community in Minnesota

Located on approximately 6,000 acres of rolling hills, woods, open meadows, lakes, and wetlands. Located between Interstates 35E and 35W, it offers easy access to both downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The majority of the City of North Oaks has been owned and developed by North Oaks Company, which is a private development company owned by members of the Hill Family, and now Doug and Mari Harpur.

Professionally-designed developments place home sites in beautiful natural settings surrounding approximately 900 acres of protected lands, comprised of a 620-acre Conservation Area, 220-acre Agricultural Area, and a 59-acre Pines Area. Each of these areas is protected with permanent conservation easements to preserve the natural setting and topography.


Why live in North Oaks?

Natural beauty: North Oaks is a picturesque community surrounded by natural beauty, including forests, lakes, and wetlands. It offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, sailing, skiing, biking, birding and golfing.

Safe and private: Roads and trails in North Oaks are privately owned and the community is known for being one of the safest in Minnesota. Each neighborhood has its own unique character and designed to provide for the privacy of its residents, close to the center of the Twin Cities (Saint Paul and Minneapolis), and yet feel a world away.

Family-friendly: North Oaks provides housing choices for families in all stages of life, including neighborhoods designed for young families and neighborhoods designed relax and enjoy nature and community as one ages in retirement.





  • Homeowners Association managed services
  • Private community-oriented activities
  • Reside in a natural setting near the Downtowns of the Twin Cities
  • Excellent school districts close by
  • Private golf, soccer, baseball, tennis, skating, facilities
  • Private lakes with swimming, boating
  • 30 miles of private nature trails
  • Unique dining destinations Triarestaurant.com
  • World-Class retirement facilities
  • Historic buildings on the sites of James J. Hill’s famous farm
  • Easy access to downtown Minneapolis (20 min.), to downtown St-Paul (15 min.) and to MSP International airport (25 min.)