Area Information on Maple Grove, Minnesota
Maple Grove is a city located in Hennepin County that had a population of about 61,457 residents as of the 2010 Census.
The area was first settled about 1851 by Louis Gervais, although Winnebago Indians inhabited the area before that.
Over the years, Maple Grove became known as a large supplier of maple syrup, thanks to its many maple trees.
Today, many Minnesota area residents consider Maple Grove a cultural and medical epicenter for the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
It’s also considered a hub for retail. Fittingly, Maple Grove is home to one of the largest shopping centers in the greater metropolitan area, known as the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.
Maple Grove has seen explosive growth in recent years as the state has improved such major area roads as I-94, I-494 and U.S. Route 169.
In fact, the 35-square-mile city was recently recognized as being one of the fastest growing cities in the state!
Things to Do in Maple Grove
Maple Grove enjoys a thriving economy thanks to a diverse base of industries.
This Hennepin County city is home to an area Boston Scientific research, development and manufacturing facility, which employs more than 3,000 people.
Other major industries in this Minnesota community include education and government.
There are also a large number of shopping centers in the area, including:
- The Fountains at Arbor Lakes, an 850,000 square foot retail complex
- The Grove, which includes the new North Memorial/Fairview hospital complex and other stores
- The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
- And others!
In fact, there are so many retail venues within Maple Grove that it’s considered to have the second most retail space in the state, after Bloomington.
In addition to shopping venues, Maple Grove residents are conveniently located near such regional recreation attractions as:
- Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
- Lake Calhoun
- Edina Art Center
- And more!
Education in Maple Grove, Minnesota
Hennepin County residents living in Maple Grove are zoned for some excellent public schools within the Osseo Area School District 279. Specifically, Maple Grove residents attend:
- Maple Grove Junior High School
- Maple Grove Senior High School
- And others
In addition, a portion of the city of Maple Grove is zoned for the Wayzata School District.
Private schools in the area include:
Additionally, there are several renowned private schools is the area, including:
- Heritage Christian Academy
- Cedarcrest Academy
- The Blake School
- Breck School
- Groves Academy
- Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
- Torah Academy of Minneapolis
- Minneahaha Academy
- St. Paul Academy
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