Roseville, Minnesota

Overview of Roseville

Roseville is a vibrant suburban community conveniently located just north of Minneapolis and St. Paul with nearly 700 acres of public parks and some of the best shopping, dining and lodging in the Twin Cities. 

Roseville has 36,810 residents, but the community doubles in size everyday with visitors and workers venturing into the city. Located on I-35W & State Highway 36, Roseville borders Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is a quick commute to both downtowns.  

Roseville is home to the John Rose Minnesota OVAL, the largest outdoor refrigerated sheet of ice in North America; Rosedale Center, a destination shopping center which attracts 14 million visitors annually; the nation’s first Target store; and 32 city parks including our signature green space Central Park. 

Brief History

Roseville, originally part of Rose Township, was incorporated as a city in 1948 with a population of 4,600. The community grew dramatically during the building boom of the 1950s and 1960s. Both residents and retailers were attracted to the centrally located city, which borders both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Community members and city leaders also rallied to develop the city’s nationally recognized parks system.

Today, Roseville is a flourishing community with established neighborhoods, 32 parks, and thriving retail and commercial development. For more information, visit the Roseville Historical Society's website.

City Profile

Category
Information
Population
36,810
Total Area
8,853 acres, or 13.8 square miles
Location
Roseville is conveniently located off I-35W and Highway 36 in the near north Twin Cities metropolitan area and provides easy access to most of the areas major freeways including I-35E, I-694, and Highway 280. It is less than a 10 minute commute to either downtown area. Roseville is in Ramsey County.

Roseville's location means residents can easily take advantage of all the metropolitan area has to offer in the way of theaters, major league sporting events, health care facilities, recreation, places of worship, museums, and other attractions.
City Limits
County Road D to the North
Larpenteur Avenue to the Southeast
Roselawn Avenue to the Southwest
Highcrest Road to the West
Rice Street to the East
Climate
The climate of Roseville is considered to be continental and subhumid, with long, cold winters and relatively brief, warm summers. Wide fluctuations in temperature and precipitation also characterize this climate. These fluctuations strongly influence the plant communities present in the region and cause plants to be adapted to extremes, rather than averages.
Households
16,069
Housing
Roseville offers a diverse mix of housing to serve residents at all stages of life.
Total number of Housing Units: 16,792
Single Family 8,356
Apartments (includes seniors and cooperatives) 7,181
Condominiums 1,413
Townhomes 940
Duplex/Triplex 207
Employment Base
Roseville is home to businesses and industries that employ more than 35,000 people. To find out what makes Roseville the ideal community for both business relocation and expansion visit GrowRoseville.com.
Major Employers
Minnesota Department of Transportation, Target Corporation, Earthgrains/Metz Baking, Best Inc, Health Span Home Care, Old Dutch Foods, McGough Construction, and Symantec Corporation. For more information about relocating to Roseville and becoming part of our community, visit GrowRoseville.com.
Shopping
Rosedale, a 1.2 million-square-foot regional shopping mall, plus six other shopping centers combine to make Roseville one of the leading retail centers in the upper Midwest. For great insights on shopping, dining and lodging in Roseville, check out VisitRoseville.com.
Parks
Roseville has 32 parks covering 679 acres with 67 miles of trails. The parks system includes the Harriet Alexander Nature Center, which offers 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and deciduous/pine forest; the Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL and Skating Center; and Cedarholm Golf Course.
Taxes
Roseville taxes are consistently among the lowest in the Twin Cities area. For more than two decades, Roseville’s property tax rates have consistently remained at least 12 percent lower than the average of comparable medium and large-sized cities, and significantly lower than Minneapolis and St. Paul. When compared to other metro cities that serve a population of 10,000 or more, Roseville ranks 21st out of 60 for the lowest property tax rate.
Lodging
Roseville is home to 11 great hotels, perfectly positioned and just minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. To explore lodging accommodations in Roseville, log onto VisitRoseville.com.
Flood Insurance
More information is available on our FEMA floodplain webpage.
Schools
Roseville School District 623
Mounds View School District 621

Source: Metropolitan Council