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Moving to Maple Grove MN – The Ultimate Guide

The City of Maple Grove MN is located about 20 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis, making this city a popular suburb for downtown workers. With a population of over 65,000, Maple Grove MN is known for it’s extensive park and trail system, community center, entertainment and shopping. In fact, Maple Grove has the second largest amount of retail shopping in the state, including the beautiful Arbor Lakes outdoor mall.

The majority of Maple Grove is located in the Osseo School District, with portions located in the Wayzata School District.

Maple Grove MN Resources:

Things to do in Maple Grove MN

The Maple Grove Community Center is located on Weaver Lake Road. The community center features indoor and outdoor pools, gyms, indoor playgrounds, meeting rooms, a teen lounge and much more! Lifetime Fitness is a full service health club located in the same building as the Community Center.

The 2024 Maple Grove Farmers Market is held at the Church of the Open Door parking lot each Thursday May – October 3-7 pm (3-6pm in October). 9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Maple Grove Parks and Rec Activity Guide: Summer 2024 parks and recreation activity guide (PDF)

The Maple Grove Sounds of Summer Concert Series showcases live music and entertainment at the Town Green Mondays and Wednesday evenings at 7pm and a children’s themed show Thursdays at 10:30 am June – August/Sept.

Friday Movies at Dusk run July – September at the Town Green

Maple Grove Days are held mid July (July 10-14th, 2024) with a parade, business expo, fireworks and many more events.

The Maple Grove Chalk Fest (June 8th -9th, 2024) is a two day Chalk Art festival held on Main Street in Maple Grove.

Maple Grove MN Outdoors

Maple Grove is know for its extensive parks and trail system which includes seven lakes, 50 parks, 55 miles of trails and even a skating loop! For a full list of Maple Grove MN Parks and trails visit their website. Popular Maple Grove MN Parks include:

The Maple Grove Arboretum features the Angel of Hope statue and over 100 local trees for study. This 15 acre park is located along Elm Creek.

Maple Grove Central Park Central Park is a wonderful 44 acre park that can be enjoyed all year round with an interactive fountain, playground, skating loop, a pavilion, pickleball and more!

Elm Creek Park Reserve is a 4,900 acre park that has a man made swimming pond, winter recreation area, miles of trails and the Eastman Nature Center, giving you an up close view of local wildlife and nature including a natural playground, trails and pond!

Fish Lake Regional Park is located on Fish Lake and features a swimming beach, pavilion and concessions in the summer, trails, an off leash dog park and boat launch.

Maple Grove Lake Access and Public Boat Launch:

Eagle Lake, Fish Lake and Weaver Lake all have a Public Boat Launch. Cedar Island Lake and Rice Lake are carry on only. Cook Lake, Lake Edward, Mud and Pike Lake do not have a public boat access. More details here.

Maple Grove MN Shopping

If you need something, you can probably find it in Maple Grove. Just about every big box retailer exists in Maple Grove and you can find a lot of local small businesses too! Grocery Stores include Cub, Hy-Vee, Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joes. There is a Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club and Costco. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can find Sierra, REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Major Maple Grove shopping centers include Arbor Lakes Main Street, The Fountains at Arbor Lakes, The Grove, and Maple Grove Crossings. Click for a full list of retail centers in Maple Grove

Maple Grove MN Restaurants

Maple Grove has recently named itself “The Restaurant Capital of Minnesota” and with over 150 restaurants you may have a hard time deciding where to eat! For a full list of Maple Grove Restaurants click here.

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Looking to buy or sell a home in Maple Grove? Contact Myra Jensen at BRIX Real Estate 763-227-0618

Myra Jensen

Myra Jensen

I'm Myra Jensen, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at BRIX Real Estate. I live and work in the Twin Cities NW Metro and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live in the NW Metro or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with NW Metro, Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!
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