Minnesota's smaller cities always tend to own the top spots on annual 'best cities' lists in national magazines, and Rochester is no exception. Low crime rates, large business bases, seventy four city parks, and various other practicalities make it great on paper. And this is without visiting the charming town that is in close proximity to anything you could want to find on vacation. Located in a well-wooded region, the backwoods charm of Minnesota creeps right into this old world, close knit municipality.
Alluring clubs and cafes adorn the clean downtown streets and it's difficult to resist slinking off to the parks for several daily constitutionals amidst the hardwoods. Check out some of the historic, newly renovated estates that are open for tours and discreet admiration.