Posted by Realtor David Olson 952.314.9446
Rice Lake is a beautiful scenic lake within the community of Maple Grove located off Interstate 94. Rice Lake is the biggest lake within Maple Grove offering a wide range of recreational activities and amenities on the lake and in surrounding areas. Rice Lake features boating, canoeing, fishing, walking trails, bike paths, swimming, and more. Rice Lake provides family friendly recreational activities year round making an attractive destination for outdoor recreational and aquatic activities. The Lake itself covers a total area of 314 acres and is home to wide variety of fish making it a great fishing destination. Rice Lake features black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, sunfish, yellow perch, bowfin, largemouth bass, common carp, northern pike, and more. Rice Lake’s abundance of recreational amenities makes it one of the most attractive lakes in the area.
The area around Rice Lake was first inhabited by the Winnebago Indians who moved to the area from Wisconsin. The area was first settled by western settlers in the early 1850’s when they purchased land in the area. As more people came to the area the population of the settlement continued to grow. The settlement was named Maple Grove and in its early year many small businesses operated in the area. These businesses included a sawmill, a train depot, and cheese factory. These businesses helped the community grow and become a thriving community.
Rice Lake is surrounded by the neighborhood community of Rice Lake featuring excellent housing, beautiful scenery, and great community life. The Rice Lake neighborhood is home to 2,846 residents with single family homes, townhomes, and apartments.
Rice Lake is surrounded by several parks that help make it such an attractive destination for recreational activities. Kerber Park is a community park located just east of Rice Lake offering a wide range of recreational activities. Kerber Park features 2 baseball fields, 2 hockey rinks, basketball court, playground equipment, tennis courts, 2 ponds, and open space. Kerber Park is a great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the area.
There are numerous shopping and dining amenities surrounding Rice Lake that all residents in the area can enjoy. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are an upscale shopping center offering a large collection of national stores and a unique experience. Along with great stores, the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes provides an outdoor walking area where customers can enjoy a beautiful landscape full seasonal blooms and relaxing atmosphere. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes features stores such as American Eagle, Apricot Lane, GAP, World Market, Forever 21, Granite City, Jared, J. Crew, Jos. A. Bank, Pacsun, P.F. Chang’s, Punch Pizza, Sleep Number, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and more. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is a great shopping destination with a wide variety of shopping options choose from.