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.



More than half of the total housing units in the city consist of single families living in detached dwellings.  However, the city also offers 4,396 apartments, multi-family dwellings, condominiums (1,413), Townhomes (950) and Duplex or Triplex (181).  Almost half or 49.2% of the 14,598 households in Roseville consist of married couples.



The various shopping malls (which include the 1.2 million square foot Rosedale Mall) and other business establishments in Roseville provide employment to over 30,000 people in the city.  Among the main employment providers in the city are Target Corporation, Old Dutch Foods, Best Inc., McGough Construction, Veritas Corporation, Earthgrains/Metz Baking and the Department of Transportation.



Those moving in to Roseville, Minnesota will have no problem finding an appropriate school for their children since the city belongs to the Roseville Area School District-ISD 623.  There are private high schools such as the Lutheran church-affiliated Concordia Academy and the Catholic School St. Rose of Lima School.  College students can choose between the Northwestern College and the Minneapolis Business College.

Where to go 

While Roseville residents have easy access to the other major cities in Minnesota, those planning for corporate or professional relocation would welcome the fact that Roseville has 30 parks measuring 632 acres in total.  Among the major parks and lakes are: Central Park, Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Langton Lake Park and Reservoir Woods, Lakes Johanna, Josephine and Willow Pond.  Those who prefer golf to trekking and picnics can go to the Cedarholm Golf Course.


If you’re moving in to Roseville then it might be a good idea to get some financing and mortgage information from the Housing Resource Center.  You can talk to one of their technical advisors and ask for the best housing program that fits your requirements.


Housing is an important concern in the city and this is evident with the Homeowners Rehabilitation Loan Program spearheaded by the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority.  RHRA has made available $250,000 to support home improvement projects of Roseville residents to encourage young families to stay in the city.  The financing support can be used to improve the applicant’s property, improve the property’s accessibility to those with handicaps or to lessen maintenance of the property and save on energy costs.


To qualify under the Program, the property should be not less than 25 years old, occupied by its owner whether single or duplex type, should be located in Roseville, must be worth no more than $251,856 in terms of property tax valuation. Families applying for the loan should have an income of no more than 120% of the average household income.


A qualified homeowner can borrow as much as $35,000 payable for a period of ten years.  This is a secured loan in the form of mortgage in RHRA’s favor.  Aside from that condition, the borrower should have no record of defaulted in the payment of any government loan, no existing collections or judgments and should have a credit report containing records of late payments for over 60 days.

Taxes: If you are planning on corporate relocation it might be interesting to take note that Roseville imposes one of the lowest tax payments compared to other areas in the Twin Cities.  The local government usually imposes an increase in tax payments below the inflation rate.

Other attractions Mill City Museum  One of the attractions in Minnesota that has kept visitors and residents coming back for more is the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.  The city’s flour milling industry is historically significant for dominating flour production in the world market for more or less half a century.  The same industry has fueled the city’s growth which is the reason why Minneapolis is more popularly known as the Mill City. The Museum is doubly significant because it is located right in the place where the Washburn A Mill used to stand. Both young and old would be amazed at the Flour Tower which consists of eight floors.   

Fort Snelling           

This historic site in St. Paul is witness to America’s ambition to rule the world starting with the Upper Mississippi Valley. The completion of Fort Snelling in 1825 completely changed the landscape of the place, with the military building sawmills and roads as well as planting all types of agricultural products while they enforced US laws and policies.

Roseville is an interesting to visit and definitely to live in.  The local government support for its residents should offer enough attraction to those whoa re planning to move in to the city.

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