Maple Grove Homes & Real Estate
MAPLE GROVE REAL ESTATE
Maple Grove Minnesota
This city in Hennepin County, State of Minnesota is known as one of the up and coming communities in the area. Maple Grove is known for having achieved a balanced commercial and residential growth with the corresponding city services required for such developments. Despite such developments, the city can still boast of several acres of trail system and open spaces thanks to a comprehensive land use plan that aims to maintain the quality of life in the community.
One of the attractions in maple Grove is the city’s Christmas Box Angel which usually attracts locals and visitors no matter what the season is. The attraction, which is located in the Arboretum, is a memorial which allows visitors to find peace and solace amidst mourning and grief. The original angel of hope statue is in Salt Lake, Utah and each year, new statues are being erected all over the world. There are at least 50 Christmas Box Angels worldwide.
If you are planning to avail of corporate relocation to Maple Grove then you might want to time your visit to the Candlelight Memorial at the Angel of Hope Stature every December and leave a white flower for your departed friends and loved ones. The occasion will give you a glimpse not only of the city but also of the whole community and how they thrive and support each other.
The Angel of Hope is one of more than 50 Christmas Box Angels throughout the world that are gathering places for anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age, for any reason.
The first inhabitants of Maple Grove were the Winnebago Indians. Then came Louis Gervais who settled in the area in 1851. During that time, the city saw minor growth including the construction of the town hall, church and many houses but there remained the large stands of maple trees which influenced the city’s name. The city saw its first school house in 1860 but prior to that, the educators used a vacant house where they teach the children.
Maple Grove experienced a rapid growth in the 1970s with the completion of the 492, 94/694 Interstates as well as the US route 169. The city was incorporated as a village in 1954 and became a city in 1974.
Maple Grove has a population of 50, 365 people as of the 2000 Census. Majority or 94.74% of the residents are Whites followed by Asians (2.52%), African Americans (1.05%) and those from other races. There are a total of 17,532 households with an average household size of 2.87.
The average age of the population is fairly young at 34 years, with 30.8% below 18 years of age and only 4.1% at the age of 65 or over.
Maple Grove has a per capita income of $30,544 but with an average family income of $81,873 and an average household income of $76,111. Only a small percentage of the total number of families or about 0.8% and 1.4 % of the entire population live below the poverty level.
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