Located on the southeastern edge of the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area (known as the Twin Cities), Rosemount offers retirees semi-rural living with big city amenities nearby. The city is perfect for retirees who enjoy natural recreation and a dynamic community.
Climate & Geography
The Twin Cities has a hot-summer humid continental climate, characterized by four distinct seasons with large temperature differences, meaning residents of Rosemount experience summers that are warm to hot, and winters that are very cold, snowy, and windy. Rosemount receives less rain and more snowfall than the national average, with about 199 days of sun each year.
Minnesota is located in the Upper Midwest Great Lakes region, which is a large, glacial flood plain. Rosemount's terrain is mostly flatland and wetlands. The northwestern area of the city features a high concentration of kettle ponds, while the Mississippi River and Spring Lake make up the northeastern border.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults who enjoy outdoor recreation will appreciate the many parks and nature preserves available in the area, including the Spring Lake Regional Park and Preserve which offers visitors areas for hiking, picnicking and hunting, as well as an archery range and community gardens. Lebanon Hills Regional Park is a 1,869-acre park that features forests, grasslands, marshes, wetlands, and lakes where visitors can enjoy hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and more. The park also offers year-round recreation programs. During the winter, both parks are open for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and ice fishing.
In the city, the Rosemount Area Arts Council organizes more than 50 events per year ranging from concerts, arts and music festivals, to writing events. Active Adults can join the Rosemount Area Seniors, an organization that offers residents 55+ a wide variety of programs, events, and outings, such as weekly card tournaments, monthly luncheons, classic movie nights, and mystery dinners. The annual 10-day community festival, Leprechaun Days, brings the community together through a series of events including the Grand Midsummer Faire carnival, a chili cook off, a parade, and multiple days of live music.
For day trip opportunities, Rosemount is located 30 minutes from Central Minneapolis, home to the Minnesota Twins, and plenty of museums, art institutes, and businesses..
Cost of Living & Taxes
In Minnesota, Social Security benefits and all other retirement income are subject to normal income tax rates, which range from 5.35 to 9.85 percent. Most pensions are taxable with military pensions exempt. The combined sales tax in Rosemount is 7.13 percent, with many necessities such as clothing, food, and medicine exempt from sales tax.
The cost of living in Rosemount is higher than the state and national average. Though housing is the main factor for the cost of living difference, healthcare and utility costs are below the national index.
Minnesota typically ranks among the top 20 states in the U.S in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
Although there are no hospitals in Rosemount, Abbott Northwestern Hospital is less than 40 minutes away in Minneapolis. It is the No.1 hospital in the Twin Cities, and is nationally ranked and rated high performing by U.S. News. The No. 2 hospital in the area, Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina is also nationally ranked and rated high performing.