Here are some commonly asked questions about
Q: I've heard of Wedgewood. What is it?
A: The Wedgewood
community, in Woodbury, is a 1,200-acre master planned community of
homes made up of neighborhoods which offer amenities
to meet a variety of life-styles.
- Q: What is a master planned community?
A: In general,
a master planned community is at least 1,000 acres in size and contains
a range of residential and commercial land uses. More importantly, in
a master planned community like Wedgewood, development and construction
are governed by a set of design standards and land use restrictions
which provide the community with stability, control and predictability.
The integrity of the master plan is maintained by careful selection
of builders and the ongoing review of home designs. Wedgewood is the
largest master planned community being planned in the Twin Cities Metro
Q: Who is Wedgewood planned for?
accommodates a variety of life-styles and life stages from families
with small children to "empty nesters," from single executives to retired
Q: What makes Wedgewood different from other
A: In regularly-conducted
buyer satisfaction surveys, Wedgewood homeowners consistently identify
five qualities which they believe make Wedgewood distinctive.
- Master Planning. From lot sizes to street layout,
architecture to landscaping, care and preparation is evident in every
detail of Wedgewood's neighborhoods. Wedgewood's master plan
integrates 15 different neighborhoods
. It also creates covenants and
to protect the standards on which Wedgewood is built.
Sense of Community.. Through homeowner associations
and the social events
, Wedgewood neighbors have ample opportunity to meet one another. Wedgewood's
recreational amenities, including the championship golf course, city
parks and hiking-biking trails, foster an active, involved life-style.
Wedgewood homes also have been proven to hold and appreciate in value
- anywhere from 5 to 15 percent according to resale and refinancing
experience over the past ten years.
Choices. Wedgewood's master plan encompasses many settings
- along the golf course, within the parks, overlooking the water.
Recreational and Scenic Amenities. A championship golf
course, city parks and trails, acres of open space and lakeside neighborhoods
offer residents year-round recreational opportunities and a backdrop
of lasting beauty for their distinctive homes.
Woodbury itself is a
unique suburb offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and family
Q: Where is Wedgewood located?
in Woodbury, Minnesota, one of the Twin Cities' fastest-growing suburbs,
Wedgewood is 15 minutes east of downtown
Paul, 20 minutes from downtown
and 10 minutes from the St. Croix River Valley recreational area. Few
other communities can offer both easy access to the best of Twin Cities'
shopping, entertainment and employers, as well as the comfort of country
Q: How much are real estate taxes?
on Wedgewood homes are computed the same as for any other area in Woodbury,
based on a formula used throughout Minnesota. Taxes pay for services
most homeowners consider vital and desirable - good schools, city water
and sewer, paved streets, parks and recreation programs, libraries,
full-time police and fire protection and other emergency services.
Q: What schools are in the area?
is served by the South Washington County public school system,
district #833, which consistently
receives high marks for both its academic and athletic programs. For
information about your family's educational needs, call Student Enrollment
at 651/458-6231 or
Eight of the district's public schools are located in Woodbury. Middleton
Elementary, Lake Junior High School and Valley Crossing Community School
are adjacent to Wedgewood.