Those who come to Minnesota looking for quiet, small town charm within reach of big- city excitement and opportunity will eventually make their way to the Maple Grove. The community of over sixty-thousand people lies just twenty minutes outside of Minneapolis. Maple Grove has always been a quiet, vibrant place to live ever since it was settled in the mid- 1800s. All the attention it attracts has done wonders for its businesses and overall quality of living without compromising its relaxed atmosphere and safety.
Accessibility is one of the biggest benefits of living in Maple Grove. It’s not just about its connectivity with the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area either. Maple Grove has sprawling series of walking and biking paths that continues to grow every year, That means everything you want to do in town—visit bustling downtown, take in music, a show in the outdoor theater, visit one of the sports complexes, or more—it is as easy to reach on foot as it is in a car (and in some cases, it’s actually easier).
Meanwhile, the housing situation in Maple Grove is great, with a variety of styles and sizes available to buyers. Eighty-five percent of residents choose to own homes rather than rent, a decision no doubt made easier by the median household income that sits at nearly double the national average. Maple Grove’s location near the Twin Cities metropolitan area gives job seekers access to many high-paying jobs with great career potential with nationally known companies like 3M.
As for how to spend your time in Maple Grove, the middle-class community has plenty of recreational opportunities to be grateful for. Thirteen different lakes allow residents to take in some sun in the spring and summer as well as beautiful views all year round. The Maple Grove Community Center has space for among other things like ice skating and indoor/outdoor pools. Families have their pick of the 48 different playgrounds in the city. Maple Grove is also home to over 1,000 acres of beautifully maintained public parks. Meanwhile, the downtown area is a great place to find your new favorite restaurant. Casual dinners, upscale restaurants, national chains, and foreign cuisine are available in abundance and can cater to any taste. And while you’re there you can make a date of it and visit the neighboring shops, both uniquely local as well as national chains.
And on those days when you feel an itch for something more adventurous, Minneapolis is a stone’s throw away. Maple Grove is within 50 minutes of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport too. You’ll never have to travel far to get your vacation started.
Perhaps the greatest asset Maple Grove has is its sense of community. Despite its size, residents become neighborly and feel close-knit. The people of Maple Grove take pride in their city and have developed a strong sense of identity because of it. It’s this same open enthusiasm that has helped to maintain Maple Grove’s status as one of the best places to live in Minneapolis.
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