I agree with Ethrist on the fairgrounds. Basically the only thing I worried about being able to avoid in Roseville was to have a route other than Snelling Avenue to get places during Fair season (or one of the car shows, or any number of other events that clog traffic there.)
Overall, Roseville is pretty suburban for all of it’s proximity to Minneapolis. The crime rate’s pretty minimal, what I’ve heard about the area schools is good, and there are a good number of major freeways and good bus service to most of the city.
So what are your cousin’s priorities? Own, Rent?
Places to go, things to see… Hmmmm… Como Zoo is very close to Roseville, has a moderately good Zoo, and the Conservatory’s a wonderful escape from cabin fever during winter.
What are your cousin’s interests/hobbies? Where’s he moving here from? The book “how to speak Minnesotan” would be a good addition to his book shelf if from a good distance out of state.
What age will he be teaching?