Situated about 15 miles south of the Twin Cities, Downtown Rosemount
offers a charming atmosphere and small-town charm within easy reach of the big city. Rosemount has a strong business community and award-winning schools, along with fantastic parks -- 23 of them, to be exact, covering an impressive 302 acres. Rosemount, settled in 1853, celebrates its Irish heritage with a shamrock on the city flag and an annual event called Leprechaun Days, a 10-day festival with a carnival, a parade, live music, and food vendors.
Downtown Rosemount touts several laid-back places to hang out with friends. Rosemount Carbone's Pizza and Pub lets you eat a meal inside or take it back to your apartment. Eat in the joint as you cheer the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, Twins and Golden Gophers on to victory. Next door, Morning Glory's Bakery Cafe serves dozens of flavors of muffins and scones in the morning, followed by wraps and sandwiches for hungry lunch crowds.
Walk off your tasty meals two blocks away at Rosemount's Central Park. Skate along a paved trail or walk in nature along the Koch Minnesota Trail. Attend regular summer events on the lawn near the park's amphitheater.