What you need to know about Rochester, MN
Livability.com's No. 1 city on its 2016 ranking of Top 100 Best Places to Live, Rochester is home to the Mayo Clinic, the world’s first and largest not-for-profit group medical practice and the city's top employer. In part because of the international talent and guests the Mayo Clinic attracts, the city has more arts organizations and cultural events than one might expect for a city its size. Residents also enjoy proximity to Minneapolis, which is about 85 miles away. The University of Minnesota–Rochester and close to a dozen other colleges and universities work to prepare and educate the area's students and workforce, and the student population also adds a youthful vibe to the city's atmosphere. U.S. News and World Report placed Rochester in the top 10 of both the Best Places to Grow Up and the Best Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees.
Up by 8.44%
Median Home Price
Lower than the state average
Ready to move to Rochester? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Rochester.
The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Rochester rates.
Median Household Income
Higher than the national average
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Rochester.
5-17 Years old
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Rochester.