City of Rochester, MN
Located approximately 85 miles southeast of Minneapolis, 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. 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. 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.For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Rochester has a Walk Score® of 30.
Median Household Income$63,490
Median Home Price$165,300
Rochester, Minnesota is home to a thriving arts and culture community featuring dozens of unique, exciting attractions and performance groups. Visual Arts
Opened in 1927 with a showing of Spring Fever, the Chateau Theatre is a unique part of local history and one of the best-styled Barnes & Noble bookstores in existence.
The Mayo Historical Trolley Tour gives visitors a guided tour of Rochester’s most historic and culturally significant sites.
When you’ve got the Mayo Clinic in your backyard, running a restaurant might seem like a life sentence of low-fat, low-sodium, low-cal and low-interest menus. Happily for Rochester’s residents and visitors, talented chefs and restaurateurs here have turned that thinking on its head. Sonte’s
Dining out should always be a fun adventure, and in Rochester some amazing sites await. From American classics to treats from other cultures, restaurants here bring a lot to the table. Casual
Winter, spring, summer or fall, Rochester's outdoor activities keep locals on the move. Swimming