Not too long ago, Maple Grove was just a village. An expanse of farmland north of the Twin Cities that seemed so far away. Now Maple Grove is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the metro as homes, businesses and retail continue to pop up. It now seems like a short drive to an abundance of shopping options, a day full of recreation or a morning of hitting the books. But while many things in Maple Grove are new, there is still a great connection to the past and to the green spaces that this city was once covered in. From a restaurant that’s been around since Maple Grove was a village to a boutique located in an old schoolhouse in the middle of a cemetery, you can connect with the present and past in a short trip to this ever-expanding city.