Maple Grove Real Estate Information

Maple Grove is a medium sized community found in the central eastern portion of the state of Minnesota. Maple Grove has a population of approximately fifty thousand four hundred residents, and is nicknamed “The Grove” for obvious reasons. Maple Grove is found in Hennepin County, which is one of the counties included in the suburban portion of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Area. Maple Grove covers a total area of almost exactly thirty five square miles, including a total area of just over two square miles. Maple Grove is almost entirely homogeneous in terms of both racial makeup and socioeconomic status, which is not at all unusual for a suburban community. Maple Grove is currently governed by Mayor Mark Steffenson, and is one of the largest edge cities of the Twin Cities area.

The original inhabitants of the area which is now considered Maple Grove were Winnebago Indians, although the Ojibwa and Sioux tribes of Native Americans also had a strong influence over the general area. American settlers began to trickle into the area after the year eighteen fifty one, led by an individual by the name of Louis Gervais. Many more individuals followed soon after, and soon Maple Grove properties included all the basic necessities of a town. Suburban growth and urban expansion began during the nineteen seventies, when a number of interstates arrived in the region, propelling Maple Grove to the status of one of the fastest growing in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

The educational needs of Maple Grove real estate are met mostly by two public school districts – Osseo Area School District and Wayzata School District, both of which are consistently ranked highly in terms of statewide standardized testing. There are also two private schools in Maple Grove, Cedarcrest Academy and the Heritage Christian Academy. Recreational sites near Maple Grove include the Maple Grove Farmers Market, Weaver Lake Park, Fish Lake Park, and the Elm Creek Park Reserve. There are also plenty of other things to see and do in the other communities of the three and a half million person Twin Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area.