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Top 10 reason's to move to Rochester MN

Justin Schwirtz

Justin was born and raised in South East Minnesota where now he and his wife Sarah reside in Rochester where they have raised their 3 children Dominic...

Justin was born and raised in South East Minnesota where now he and his wife Sarah reside in Rochester where they have raised their 3 children Dominic...

Dec 29 3 minutes read

10 reasons to consider to moving to Rochester MN


  1. Strong economy: Rochester is home to a diverse economy, with major an employer in the healthcare (Mayo Clinic Jobs Link), education, and manufacturing sectors. The city has a strong job market, with unemployment rates consistently lower than the national average.

  2. Quality Healthcare: Rochester is known for its top-ranked healthcare system, with Mayo Clinic being the main attraction. Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned medical center that provides top-quality healthcare to patients from all over the world.

  3. Education Opportunities: Rochester is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, University of Minnesota Rochester, Rochester Community and Technical College,  WSU-Rochester - Winona State University and Rochester - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota The city also has a strong public school system, with many top-ranked schools.

  4. Cultural attractions: Rochester is home to a number of cultural attractions, including Thursday's Downtown, the  Mayo Civic Center, Rochester Art Center, and the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. The city also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Rochester Greek Festival.

  5. Outdoor recreation: Rochester is located in close proximity to a number of state parks and natural areas, including Silver Lake Park and Quarry Hill Nature Center. The city also has a number of bike trails and golf courses, making it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

  6. Strong community: Rochester has a strong sense of community, with a number of volunteer opportunities and community events. The city is home to a number of organizations that work to improve the lives of residents like the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

  7. Great restaurants: Rochester has a thriving food scene, with a number of local restaurants serving up everything from traditional American fare to international cuisine. 

  8. Affordable cost of living: Rochester, MN  cost of living is on par with the compared to the national average. This is especially true when it comes to housing which is -5% lower than the national average.
  9. Short commute times: Rochester has a relatively small population, which means that commuting times are generally shorter compared to larger cities. This can be a major benefit for those who hate spending hours stuck in traffic.

  10. Friendly people: #MinnesotaNice Rochester is known for its friendly residents, who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Whether you need directions or just someone to chat with, you're sure to find someone willing to lend a helping hand in Rochester.

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Schwirtz Team Reviews

Jared was amazing.

Jared was amazing.  We had all the latest listings, he was prompt on response times to all our questions, really focused on our wants and needs for our family and budget.  We really made this guy work.  He was honest, reliable, flexible, and even met after hours. He never tried to push a sell. He  literally wanted the best for our family.  We are so lucky to have found such a devoted, well respected, motivational, realtor. We will be coming back when we buy our home in the country.

When we matched here, he helped us seamlessly buy our home while I was still living 15 hours away.

I would whole heartedly recommend Justin Schwirtz to anyone moving to Rochester. I contacted Justin when my husband interviewed at the Mayo Clinic, and he helped me understand the market in Rochester and gave me a tour of the city and some current listings. When we matched here, he helped us seamlessly buy our home while I was still living 15 hours away. 

First we traded emails with Justin to focus on our family's needs and wants, then eventually nailed down listings in the area we liked. I was able to fly into town for a short 24 hour trip, and Justin scheduled 8 showings for me in one afternoon! By 6 pm the same day Justin helped us write up an offer that was accepted in less than 12 hours. He helped us navigate the rest of he buying process (including inspection and contract negotiations) while we were still living out of state. All of his took place in the very short timeline I had given him: the entire process took less than 2 months. 

The day of closing, we had two kids under 3 in tow, and Justin was amazing with them. In short, he made the colossal task of buying a house from across the country go quickly and smoothly. We were so grateful we found him!

I would recommend Justin for any residential purchase in Rochester.

Prior to choosing a Real Estate agent, I called a few, including Justin. Comparatively, Justin seemed more open to answering any questions I had, even if they sounded a bit basic or fundamental to myself. He attempted to explain as opposed to the other two I spoke with; the other two seemed to lean towards the "just trust me" attitude.

We were not from Minnesota. Therefore, we needed a bit more from an agent than others might. For example, Justin showed us houses over a whole weekend to accommodate our busy schedule.

I would recommend Justin for any residential purchase in Rochester.

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