Living in Rochester
"Money" magazine has consistently ranked Rochester among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems, and exceptional high quality-of-life.
With a population of more than 125,000, Rochester has the feel of a medium-sized town while offering many big-city amenities and a cosmopolitan flavor.
In Rochester, you’ll find a medley of options for music, art, dining, and theatre, along with a four-season calendar of sports and recreation.
Rochester is the region’s shopping hub with more than 500 stores, a weekly arts and crafts show in the summer, and a farmers market.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are an easy 75-minute drive north and offer many attractions, including the nationally recognized Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Orchestra, Walker Art Center, Excel Energy Center, Target Center and Mall of America.
Chicago is just 350 miles, or a 45-minute air flight, from Rochester.