Aerial view of Rochester, MN, showing the Zumba River
liv score
695
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 73
Demographics 53
Economy 63
Education 63
Health 77
Housing 69
Infrastructure 47

#1. Rochester, MN

Four-time recipient of the Best Places to Live honor, Rochester earned the top spot for the second year in a row due to high scores for its health-care scene and a diverse range of affordable housing. Home to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester is also an entrepreneurial powerhouse, with many new businesses and a wide variety of things to do that keep residents entertained and engaged.

Read more about why Rochester is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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