7.6 out of 10


45.0142137993878 -93.1599636499682
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Roseville History"

Rose Township was originally named for Isaac Rose, one of the first white settlers in the area and also the post master. Rose and his family settled on a claim near what is St. Anthony Road and Fairview Avenue. When the Federal Government ordered a survey of the Roseville area, Isaac Rose worked on the survey team, and in a result , the township was named after him. In 1948 Rose Township was incorporated and was separated creating Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, and part of St. Paul.

"Roseville Real Estate"


Roseville is an ideal community that possesses almost all the characteristics of what a livable city should be. It provides a safe and quiet neighborhood along with a bustling business community. It is strategically located just a few minutes from the larger cities like St. Paul and Minneapolis thereby providing a convenient option for those who want a quiet life but with easy access to the main cities of Minnesota.

Most residents of Roseville are however content to stay in the city considering the various amenities the city has to offer like shopping centers and other establishments. Roseville is home to Har Mar Mall, Rosedale, the newly remodeled SuperTarget, Barnes&Noble bookstore, Minnesota’s first ever McDonald’s. In fact, the existence of numerous malls in the city is touted to be one of the main reasons for the high retail spending in Roseville which is more than the per capita retail spending of Bloomington, where the Mall of America is.

Population Profile

With a population of 33,690 as of the 2000 census, Roseville remains one of the highly-populated cities in Minnesota. Residents however do not run out of entertainment because Roseville is strategically located (and provides access to the major freeways like I-694, I-35E, Highway 280) so they can easily travel to other cities for major cultural and sporting events as well as for recreation and health care purposes.

The city boasts of several homegrown celebrities including Richard Dean Anderson of MacGyver, Peter Krause of Six Feet Under and Loni Anderson. The newest celebrity to be added to the roster is Jim Kramer who was declared champion of the National Scrabble Association during the 2006 IS Scrabble Open held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Almost 90% of the population consists of Whites followed by Asians (4.89%), Blacks (2.80%), Hispanics and Latinos (1.97%). The rest are made up of Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and from other races.

Roseville has a lower per capita income ($27,755) compared to the other Minnesota cities with an average income of $65,861 per family and $51,056 per household. Around 4% of the entire population and 2.6% of families are living below the poverty line.


Roseville provides an unpredictable climate for both residents and visitors who can expect long and cold winters as well as warm and short summers. The temperature fluctuations in the city have also influenced the type of plants in the area.

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