About This Place
Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis (the other is Lauderdale). The land comprising Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, and southern Roseville was part of Saint Paul until those towns incorporated in 1948.
Roseville's property taxes are some of the lowest in the Twin Cities, owing in part to the extensive commercially zoned land. Several major shopping centers are in Roseville, including Rosedale Center and the Har Mar Mall. The city's per-capita retail spending is slightly higher than that of Bloomington (home of the Mall of America), and it has the greatest number of restaurants per capita in the Twin Cities.
Roseville is the location of the first Target store, built in 1962 and replaced in 2005 with a SuperTarget; the first Best Buy store (originally called Sound of Music); the first Barnes & Noble bookstore outside New York City; and the first McDonald's and Dairy Queen restaurants in the state of Minnesota. The Dairy Queen is currently on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.