Northeast Metro Business VHEDC 2018 - Page 14

WELCOME TO VADNAIS HEIGHTS T he City of Vadnais Heights is a vibrant community with strong neighborhoods, thriving businesses, beautiful woods, lakes, wetlands and trails. Called “home” by approximately 13,000 people, Vadnais Heights is located in northeast Ramsey County, covers approximately 8.5 square miles, and is just minutes away from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. In 2007, Money Magazine voted Vadnais Heights the 36th “Best Place to Live.” While its natural setting is appealing, the availability of services and easy freeway access at the crossroads of I-694 and I-35E – to the entire metro area and northern Minnesota – make Vadnais Heights a great place to live, work and play. Medical facilities are readily available with The Urgency Room, Summit Orthopedics, Twin Cities Orthopedics, HealthEast and Allina Health Systems in “our own backyard,” as well as HealthEast/St. John’s Hospital only two miles away in Maplewood. 14 Vadnais Heights Business Guide & Community Profile A CITY IN BALANCE … AND A DESTINATION Vadnais Heights has a wide range of housing: ranging from corporate executive housing to starter homes to an active-senior living community. The City provides its citizens equal parts of prosperity, serenity, and comfort; has well-maintained parks and a growing network of trails offer recreational enjoyment. Residents and businesses are provided quality services at reasonable costs with Vadnais Heights’ property tax rate being one of the lowest in the metro area, and a fire insurance rating of class 2 – the top rating in the state. Vadnais Heights offers a complete array of municipal services, including: parks, utilities, animal control, law enforcement (through a contract with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department), fire, emergency medical and rescue services, and Allina ambulance services. (See public safety article, page 66) Vadnais Heights is proud to be served by two highly-rated school districts — White Bear Lake District 624 and Mounds View