Elgin township, MN


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Elgin township, MN

About Elgin township, MN

Living in Elgin township, MN is a wonderful experience. The area has a rich history with plenty of culture and character. Residents enjoy a variety of activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, and even boating on the St. Croix River. It also offers breathtaking views of rolling hills and lush woods that are perfect for taking in the fall colors or just relaxing outdoors. The small-town atmosphere is peaceful yet vibrant with strong communities that come together to celebrate local events throughout the year. Shopping opportunities abound along Main Street while delicious restaurants serve up regional favorites and delicacies from around the world. All in all, it's an idyllic place to call home. Mid-sized city - Southeastern Minnesota, 45 miles west of Wisconsin and 35 miles north of Iowa.

Location Details

State: Minnesota
County: Wabasha County
Metro Area: Rochester Metro Area
City: Elgin township
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1006 ft above sea level
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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.

Other notable employers include IBM and some agribusiness and food processing industries. Although the population exceeds 1 million, Rochester has a small-town feel, and is known especially for its good park system and low crime rates. Missing amenities or services are available in Minneapolis-St. Paul, 80 miles to the northwest. The nearby Dorer state forest, known for its hardwood forests, provides outdoor recreation. Downsides include harsh winters, some unemployment outside the healthcare industry, and a general lack of entertainment and activities.

Rochester, in the shallow Zumbro River Valley, is surrounded by rolling and wooded terrain ranging from 1,000 feet to 1,300 feet in elevation. The climate is continental with large seasonal temperature variations and four definite seasons. Summers are pleasant but can be warm. Winters are cold and variable with periods of bitter cold and regular snow cover. Rochester lies near a storm track and the northern edge of the influx of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, a position resulting in strong storms year-round. Flooding can occur on the Zumbro River in spring and summer. First freeze is late September, last is early May.

Elgin township Cost of Living
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Outdoor recreation, educated population, and healthcare make Elgin township a great place to live.

$417,300
+19.0% higher than avg
$103,750
+33.5% higher than avg
$860 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-33.5% lower than avg
Elgin township Crime
14.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Elgin township, Minnesota
$79,920
for a family
$35,600
for a single person
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