Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 61,567 at the 2010 census. Maple Grove serves as the retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area. One of the Twin Cities largest shopping centers is located in Maple Grove, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.
Winnebago Indians were the only inhabitants in the area of Maple Grove until 1851 when Louis Gervais arrived and settled. Four years later, in 1855, city growth included a church, town hall and many homes. The city was known for its large stands of maple trees and was, therefore, a significant source for maple syrup.
With the completion and major upgrades to Interstates 94 / 694, 494, and U.S. Route 169, Maple Grove has grown at a rapid pace since the 1970s. Maple Grove has grown into one of the most populous cities in the Twin Cities area and identified as one of the fastest growing cities in the state.