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Maple Grove is a flourishing community in the Twin Cities metro area with a population of over 61,000. Just twenty minutes from downton Minneapolis, residents receive every amenity of a large city and the peace and charm of a small town.
Winnebago Indians were the only inhabitants of the Maple Grove area until 1851 when Louis Gervais arrived and settled in the area. More and more people began to settle here so that by 1855 the settlement of farms and construction of homes, churches, and the first town hall were underway. Children were taught in a vacant house until the first school house was built around 1860. Several of the early school houses are in existence today, remodeled as private homes. Early businesses and agriculture in Maple Grove included potato growing, creameries and saw mills.
Maple Grove is home to a regional Boston Scientific research, development and manufacturing facility, employing over 3,000 people. Other major employers include the Independent School District 279 and the City of Maple Grove. The City is home to a large gravel mining area owned by C.S. McCrossan, Tiller Corporation and Aggregate Industries. Active since the 1920s, the GMA is slowly being developed into a residential and commercial area.
Maple Grove has many shops and restaurants and is home to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes which is a lifestyle center designed in the spirit of a mid-century American village and includes stores such as Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, GoodThings, National Camera Exchange, Hot Mama, Teavana, Anthropologie, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's and numerous other upscale stores.
North Memorial and Fairview have partnered to create a hospital that serves Maple Grove and the greater northwest metro area. They offer emergency care as well as surgical services, birthing center, and pediatric care. In addition, they partner with numerous clinics and healthcare providers.
ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools is an award-winning school system that inspires and prepares all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning. ISD 279 is the fifth-largest school district in the state, serving all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Plymouth, and Rogers.
The district serves more than 21,000 students, early childhood through grade 12, in 17 elementary schools (PreK-6), four junior highs (7-9), three senior highs (10-12), an area learning center, two early childhood centers, two special program sites, and an adult education/enrollment center. Community education classes serve lifelong learners from birth through senior citizens.
A portion of Maple Grove is also served by the Wayzata School District.
Parks and Recreation
With 36 miles of trails, 48 playgrounds, acres of parkland, hundreds of recreational programs and expansive facilities at the Community Center, Sports Dome and Town Green, the choices for fun are endless when you connect with Maple Grove Parks and Recreation.
Maple Grove’s park lands include playgrounds, ball fields, basketball, volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts, football and soccer fields, skating rinks, picnic pavilions, fishing piers, trails and natural areas. Parks range in size from less than an acre to more than 100 acres and are located throughout the City.