Skyline of Rochester
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Rochester is a great place to live if youre a doctor, scientist, or techie: Theres a strong job base in health care and technology.
The states largest employer, Mayo Clinic, is located here, with more than 30,000 employees, and IBMs life science division also calls Rochester home (along with its famous roadrunner computer, the worlds fastest). A few years ago the University of Minnesota opened a new location here.
Whats more, Rochester boasts affordable home prices (in the $150,000s, typically) and lots of green space (3,500 acres of parkland).
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