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There's more to be discovered in Minneapolis Northwest than you thought!

Attractions, Dining & Entertainment

  • Home to Minnesota’s first lifestyle shopping center, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove
  • Over 220 businesses in the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district (made up of the The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Main Street Arbor Lakes, and The Fountains at Arbor Lakes)
  • Combined, the Arbor Lakes area has more retail square footage than Mall of America!
  • Albertville Premium Outlets, a regional favorite, is 15 minutes northwest of us
  • Mall of America is also within easy reach
  • 200+ restaurants in Minneapolis Northwest
  • Minneapolis Northwest is home to the state’s only Whirlyball location
  • Brooklyn Center is home to Surly Brewing Company, an award-winning brewery that led the charge in Minnesota to make it legal for micro-breweries to operate taprooms. They’ve since added a destination taproom in Minneapolis and now operate the Brooklyn Center facility as their primary production brewery
  • There are 40+ area breweries and wineries in the Twin Cities with new ones popping up each month, including the new Omni Brewing Co. in Maple Grove
  • Brooklyn Park is home to the new Skaalvenn Distillery

Sports & Outdoor Recreation

  • Minnesota has more golfers per capita than any other state
  • Minneapolis Northwest is home to 2 championship golf courses, Rush Creek and Edinburgh USA
  • Nearly 10,000 acres of parks throughout our area
  • 9 pristine lakes
  • 170+ miles of paved trails
  • 66+ multi-use fields
  • 7+ multi-functional sport complexes
  • 30 softball fields in our area & home to Todd Anderson Field, the first competitive field for wheelchair softball in Minnesota
  • Our area is only 15 minutes from Target Field
  • The Lifetime Tri Maple Grove is held in Maple Grove every August
  • Elm Creek Park Reserve has one of the top dog parks in the nation, according to USA Today