Best Places to Live

Rochester, MN

Population: 110,275
LIV
SCORE
666

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Always appearing high on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list is Rochester, home to the Mayo Clinic and all the international talent and guests it attracts.

Mayo is currently developing a “Destination Medical Center” construction project in Rochester that could lead to 40,000 new jobs and 100,000 new residents over the next 20 years. Meanwhile, the University of Minnesota is planning to expand its Rochester satellite campus to bring more young people into town, and the city’s downtown area continues to attract millennials and young professionals. Thanks in large part to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester also is known for its civic-minded residents who are eager to get involved in many community-enhancing projects.

Learn more about what makes Rochester a Best Place to Live.

Rochester, MN Ranking Data

Civic
74
Demographics
52
Economy
63
Education
75
Health
84
Housing
63
Infrastructure
48