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NORTH or NORTHWEST

Maple Grove

This large suburban community is approximately 16 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis, just outside the 494/694 loop. Its largest employer is a regional office of Boston Scientific with over 3,000 people. Residents enjoy living on one of many large lakes like Weaver, Rice, Fish and Eagle or playing one of the nearby public golf courses. The whole community is family centered with all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities like The Grove Cove  for year ‘round swimming, Maple Maze, ProKart Indoors, Three Rivers Park District and Elm Creek Park Reserve. For some retail therapy, matched only by Mall of America, try The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and The Grove for two of the newest, and largest shopping spots in the entire metro area.

Average Sale Price in 2013 of a Single Family Home in Maple Grove: $342,000

Public Schools: Osseo Independent School District and Wayzata Independent School District

Private Schools: Heritage Christian Academy, Cedar Crest Academy

New Brighton

This is a small suburb north of downtown Minneapolis, situated at highways 35W and 694. It’s a community known for its parks, reputable schools, affordable housing and central location. Remnants of old farmsteads can be found at Long Lake Park (look for lilacs and rose bushes in the middle of the woods).

Average Sale Price in 2013 of a Single Family Home in New Brighton: $220,000

Public Schools: Mounds View Public School District and St.Anthony-New Brighton School District