Maple Grove Minnesota
Maple Grove Minnesota – According to Money Magazine’s annual Best Place to Live in America list, the no. 2 spot just happens to be a popular Minnesota suburb.
Maple Grove was named the second best place to live in the latest list, following McKinney, Texas.
According to the magazine, the list looked at small cities across the country with populations of 50,000-300,000 and ranked them based on economic strength, job growth, affordable housing, safety, schools, accessible healthcare, arts and leisure and the ease of living.
Based on those factors, the magazine highlighted Maple Grove’s selection of nearby parks and bike paths, Main Street shopping district, plus the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, and the city’s booming economy.
The magazine also made note of the affordable homes available in Maple Grove, many in prime neighborhoods.
Maple Grove has been a busy city in the north western part of the Twin Cities, its one of the most desired areas to live due to it’s growing businesses in the area.Can you imaging how the plumbers were busy build drains & sewers?
Maple Grove Minnesota – statistics
Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 61,567 at the 2010 census but has been growing rapidly since then, as 2015 US census estimates rank Maple Grove as Minnesota’s eighth largest city with 68,385 residents.Maple Grove serves as the retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. One of the Twin Cities’ largest shopping centers, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, is located in Maple Grove. (from wikipedia)
Maple Grove‘s most recent development, The Grove, is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Maple Grove Parkway. This district is home to the new North Memorial/Fairview hospital complex, SuperTarget, Home Depot, Slumberland and other stores. The central portion of the project is designed to be pedestrian-friendly and encourage a small-town atmosphere within the larger scale of the development.
Maple Grove is home to more retail than nearly any other city in the state, second only to Bloomington, the home of the Mall of America. Maple Grove itself is likely to have nearly 6 million square feet (600,000 m²) of commercial development at build out, which may soon push the city into the number one spot for retail square-footage. One prominent retail complex is the Grove Square shopping mall, which has a JCPenney anchor store. Opus Northwest, the developer of the property, selected the location of the initial property development because “it’s the first major city in upstate Minnesota” and serves as “a major hub for that submarket” drawing consumers from the entire upstate region.