Rochester ranks No. 6 on the “Top 100 Places to Live,” released Oct. 16, 2013, by the website Livability.com.
The Livability team looked at data from 1,700 cities, with populations from 25,000 to 350,000. They factored in local amenities, diversity, the economy, education opportunities, housing, health care and community infrastructure. According to Livability, here’s what put Rochester at the top of the list:
- Mayo Clinic, health care provider and a top employer
- University of Minnesota Rochester and many other college/university options
- Great place to grow up
- Great place for job-seeking retirees
What do you like about living in Rochester? What would make it better?