Rosemount ranks No. 12 among ‘Best Places to Live’

Leprechaun Days Parade 2015. (Photo by Tad Johnson)
Leprechaun Days Parade 2015. (Photo by Tad Johnson)

NOTE: Look for the newspaper’s full story on the ranking in the Aug. 20 print edition. Add to the conversation why you think Rosemount is a Best Place at Facebook or Twitter.

Rosemount ranks 12th in the nation among communities studied in Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live 2015,” according to a release from the city. Rosemount achieved its high rating among 3,625 communities in the magazine’s analysis.

The feature covers communities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000. Among the factors in the analysis are education, diversity, and ease of living.

“With the improvement in the national economy, we’ve seen some very strong indicators for our community,” Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste said in the release. “We continue to work to be a preferred destination not only within the Twin Cities metro but, as Money magazine shows, nationwide.”

Rosemount also ranks fourth in the nation in Money magazine among “Best Places to be a Kid,” with the explanation that the community is among the safest in the state and is served by a “nationally recognized public school district of choice.”

The online version of the story says “Rosemount boasts affordable homes in a small-town vibe.” It points to amenities such as community gardens, local shops, and the “volunteer-driven” Leprechaun Days celebration.  The story projects job growth for the next five years in Rosemount at 6 percent.

Data for the rankings were supplied to the magazine by Onboard Informatics, a consulting firm that gathers information on the best places to live or start a business.

Money editors limited each state to three entries in the top 50 list. Others from Minnesota include Chanhassen at number 7 and Edina at number 15.