Aerial view of Rochester, MN, showing the Zumba River
liv score
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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