Maplewood is a suburb of about 36,279 (2005) in the Twin Cities metropolitan area located about 15 minutes or 9 miles from downtown St. Paul. Maplewood has over 33 parks and a great trail system. This city also has its own Community Center, Motor Vehicle Department as well as its own Police Department and Fire Department. Maplewood has good schools and a wide variety of recreational opportunities which add to the quality of life in Maplewood. As a growing community with many diversities we welcome everyone to our city whether you are a potential resident, business owner or visitor.