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Pros

-Outdoor recreation
-Educated population
-Healthcare

Cons

-Arts & culture
-Entertainment
-Winter climate


What Bert Has To Say About Rochester Metro Area


Rochester is a mid-sized commercial and agricultural center with a diverse economy. But its biggest claim to fame is the renowned Mayo Clinic medical research and practice center, which covers some 18 city blocks in the downtown core. This is a major economic driver as well as a strong healthcare presence in the area. Mayo and its related facilities give Rochester the best healthcare statistics and rating in the country, and brings a strong educational presence as well.


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Quick Facts About Rochester


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Rochester is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have Increased by 0.77 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Rochester's population is 112,225 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.63 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Rochester is $178,550. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.16 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Rochester public schools spend $12,776 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Rochester.

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  2/14/2016
Med City

Looks like I have to write something here prior to commenting on other people's posts, so here goes. Outside of climate, Rochester, MN is a great place to live. With a... (Read More)

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  6/10/2013
From the view of a Midwesterner

I am an upper 20-something, young married individual with no children and 2 small dogs. I grew up in a town of about 13,000 people in Iowa, went to college in a town of... (Read More)

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  9/24/2012
Cold

The cold winters are too cold and last too long for... (Read More)

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