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Overview of Rochester

Much of Rochester's early history revolves around the Mayo Clinic, which was built here after a tornado swept through the north side of town. According to Rochester history, Dr. William Worrall Mayo was a key player in rebuilding Rochester, knowing that people would leave if they were not well-cared for. If you want to find Rochester apartments for rent, you can still explore much of the history of the Mayo Clinic. Parts of this history still remain in Rochester today, and are readily available with apartments in Rochester. Dr. Charlie Mayo's home, Mayowood, and Dr. Plummer's home, the Plummer House, are available for special events and tours. Dr. Will Mayo's mansion is home to the Mayo Foundation.

Living in Rochester

Rochester has a bustling population of about 107,800. There are several popular neighborhoods to look for Rochester apartments for rent, including Byron, Chatfield, Dexter and Dover. Rochester is known as "Med City" due to the Mayo Clinic and the more than 700,000 visitors that come to the area each year for quality healthcare. However, there's more than just doctors and nurses here. The city offers more than 85 miles of outdoor trails in both urban and rural settings for runners, hikers and cyclists. The city has a surprisingly modern and international dining scene - including its very own Taste of Rochester festival every year.

Rochester Apartments and Cost of Living

You'll be able to find Rochester apartments for rent that meet your budget, because according to AreaVibes, median rental rates average about 9.3 percent less than the national average. The cost of living in Rochester is slightly pricier than national averages comparatively, with AreaVibes rating the cost of living in the city  as 5.4 percent greater than it is nationwide. Even though the cost of living is slightly higher in apartments for rent in Rochester than national averages, you'll find that local amenities are in abundance, with AreaVibes giving them an "A+" grade in this category.

Apartments in Rochester-Study

If work or higher education brings you to find Rochester apartments, you'll find that the city has a lot to offer in terms of education and employment. The city boasts several esteemed colleges and universities that bring students into Rochester apartments every year, including the Mayo School of Health Sciences, the University of Minnesota-Rochester and Rochester Community and Technical College.

Apartments in Rochester-Work

The Mayo Clinic remains one of Rochester's top employers, according to Twin Cities Business, and top nearby employers include U.S. Bancorp and the University of Minnesota.

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