With a population of more than 100,000 people and thousands of visitors every year, Rochester, Minnesota, has the qualities of a medium-size city while offering many metropolitan amenities. Based on its overall high quality of life, excellent schools, reasonable cost of living and affordable housing market, Rochester consistently ranks as one of the most livable cities in the U.S. and one of the best cities for the next decade.
Residents praise Rochester as a friendly, diverse and safe community, where both single and married people thrive. It's an ideal city for making friends and raising families. Rochester offers a stimulating combination of arts and entertainment, student and trainee activities, and a four-season calendar of outdoor sports and recreation.
Rochester is Minnesota's third-largest city and the region's shopping hub, with 25 shopping centers, more than 500 stores and a robust farmers market. The Twin Cities — Minneapolis and St. Paul — are an easy 75-minute drive to the north, providing access to metropolitan shopping, sports, cultural events and dining.
Rochester's technology, health care and hospitality industries offer varied job opportunities.
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Aug. 12, 2016