Nestled among a serene agricultural splendor, the City of Montrose is an example of the small-town atmosphere that is distinctive and thriving. Home to nearly 3,100 residents, the City is also home to commercial and industrial communities.
The village of Montrose was officially incorporated in 1881. The village was located on the Great Glacier Trail (which would become today's U.S. Highway 12) approximately thirty miles west of Minneapolis. Montrose was surrounded by beautiful prairies and lakes.
As time went by, growth of the community followed. New businesses and residents came to town. While some things have changed since the early days, the strong sense of community values remain. The City of Montose believes that residential quality of life is shaped by the people who live here, community businesses and many volunteer groups and service oriented associations.