Students in Shoreview, dependent on their location, attend schools from Mounds View School District 621or the Roseville School District 623. Both districts pride themselves on the tremendous support that they receive from the community, parents and staff.
There are many institutions of higher learning in the area. Bethel College, Concordia University, the University of Minnesota and the William Mitchell College of Law are just some of the few located in Saint Paul. Metropolitan State University has a campus located in Saint Paul and one located in Minneapolis. Saint Paul Technical College and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College are also located in the area.
One of the main draws to the Shoreview area is the endless year-round leisure and recreational opportunities. Annual events and festivities occur either in Shoreview or in the nearby areas. Each year during the last weekend of July, the city hosts the Slice of Shoreview at the Island Lake County Park. This festival is held to celebrate life in Shoreview and provides family oriented activities, entertainment and great food.
Shoreview has an excellent Parks and Recreation Department that oversees an extensive park system consisting of 10 parks with a total of 258 acres of parkland. Facilities include ball fields, trails, hockey rinks, picnic areas, swimming, and tennis and volleyball courts. In 1990, the city completed a 70,000 square foot community center, which provides a swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness rooms, a community room and several meeting rooms to residents. In addition, there are four county parks in the area.
Of course, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and ice-skating are extremely popular pursuits in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." During the winter months, mini-cities spring up on frozen lakes as ice fisherman set up elaborate "Shanty Towns," some complete with color televisions.
When it comes to shopping, there is plenty of opportunity. There are town centers and shops throughout the city for everyday needs. The largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex, the Mall of America, is located a short drive away in Bloomington. This shopping complex attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Inside this mall are hundreds of stores, entertainment venues, an attraction park and several restaurants.
Shoreview was incorporated in 1957 and became a city on January 1, 1974. The community consists largely of postwar residential development and continues to grow. Plans are underway to create an 80-acre Town Center site through redevelopment funds will include a mix of retail, business and residential.
Shoreview offers residents a high quality of life, a beautiful setting near 11 lakes, a host of recreational activities, a strong business community that includes several major corporations, excellent schools and neighborhoods that combine to make it a suburban community with a bright future.