Roseville, Minnesota

Overview of Roseville

Roseville is a suburban community of 33,660, located in the northern Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area. Located on 2 major highways (I-35W & State Highway 36), it borders both Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is a short commute to either downtown area. Roseville is considered the retail and commercial hub of the northeast suburban area.

Brief History

Roseville was incorporated as a city in 1948 with a population of 4,589. The city experienced dramatic growth in both population and commercial development in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, the city has shifted its focus from planning to redevelopment and preservation. Today Roseville is a mixed-land use community with established neighborhoods, ample open space, and vibrant retail and commercial development. For more information, visit the Roseville Historical Society's website.

City Profile

33,660 (2010 Census)
Total Area
8,861 acres, or 13.8 square miles
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
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.
14,623 (2010 Census)
More than 56 percent of the housing units in Roseville are single-family detached dwellings, ranging from starter to upscale homes. The city also offers affordable multiple-family dwellings, apartments, and nearly 1,700 senior and nursing home units.
Total number of Housing Units:
Single Family 8,405
Apartments (includes seniors and cooperatives) 4,396
Condominiums 1,413
Townhomes 950
Duplex/Triplex 181
Employment Base
Roseville is home to businesses and industries that employ more than 30,000 people. To find out what makes Roseville the ideal community for both business relocation and expansion visit
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
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
Roseville has 30 parks covering 632 acres with 64 miles of trails. 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.
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.
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
Flood Insurance
More information is available on our FEMA floodplain webpage.
Roseville School District 623
Mounds View School District 621