Maplewood, Minnesota is a first-ring suburb with about 40,000 people in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, about 15 minutes from downtown Saint Paul. Maplewood has more than 30 parks and a great trail system. The city provides a wide variety of services including a public safety division with a full-time fire department, robust public works and street cleaning services and an efficient, highly-dedicated staff. Maplewood has strong schools and a variety of recreational opportunities that add to its quality of life. As a diverse and growing community, the city welcomes potential residents, business owners and visitors.