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Rochester, MN

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Recently ranked as one of the top places to live and work, Rochester offers its residents an array of educational and employment opportunities. Home to the University of Minnesota, Rochester and Mayo Medical Clinic, Rochester is a thriving community comprised of a blend of working families, professionals, and students. Its geographic location lends for scenic views of lakes and waterways that inspire many residents to enjoy outdoor activities, ranging from fishing and kayaking to leisurely strolls along the riverfront.

Apartments in Rochester MN


Summit Square
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


The Villages at Essex Park
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


The Gates of Rochester
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$1384 Two bedroom in Rochester-124 182 Grandeville Rd
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


$1330 Two bedroom in Rochester-182 GrandeVille Rd
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


$1517 Three bedroom in Rochester-2nd St Sw
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Rochester, MN is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.29%
  • 8.23%
  • 6.64%
  • Female
  • 8.73%
  • 7.58%
  • 6.96%
is average rent in Rochester, MN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.71%
  • 8.19%
  • 7.0%
of units are available for rent in Rochester
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1116
  • 234
  • 692
Getting Around in Rochester, MN

The City of Rochester provides a bus service that transports residents from all regions of the City, including attractions like the downtown district and shopping malls. In part because of the large student population in Rochester, biking, when the weather permits, is another popular form of transportation. Additionally, there is a shuttle service that runs daily to the Minneapolis Airport and Mall of America; discount fares for this service are available for Mayo Clinic employees.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Rochester is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.1%
  • 3.37%
  • 0.51%

Rochester's Parks

<p>There are endless opportunities to engage with the beautiful outdoors in this city; from parks within the city to the surrounding wetlands, residents enjoy some of Minnesota's finest natural settings. Rochester maintains more than 85 miles of trails that are ideal for running, biking, hiking, and snowshoeing; these trails provide both views of the bustling city and the expansive countryside. Physical activity is a vital component of people's lives, and the City does a great deal to encourage this activity, maintaining over a hundred park sites for the community.</p>

Rochester Art Center

<p>Founded in 1948, The Rochester Art Center is centrally located and sits on the bank of the Zumbro River. More than just a space for viewing art, the Museum is a cultural center dedicated to providing the community with access to pieces that challenge them to consider art's relationship to society and their own lives. The collection emphasizes contemporary art and houses works from a number of artists renowned internationally for their work. The three-story, 36,000 square foot building stands as one of the City's premiere sites for contemporary architecture.</p>