Southeast Minnesota has many thriving neighborhoods. Here, you can research which neighborhoods fit your description of the perfect place to buy a home!
Rochester’s NW has a dense concentration of highly desired neighborhoods and homes; from “old charm” near Kutzky and Cooke Park, to new styles in Ridgeview. As Rochester grows, the Northwest continues to become a destination for not only great homes but also a wide variety of businesses, stabilizing the area in convenience.
One of the most popular destinations in the City, Silver Lake Park, is at the base of the hills in NE Rochester. After walking around the lake, head up to Northern Heights Park and the Parkwood Hills to see some of Rochester’s most pleasant neighborhoods. NE Rochester is also well known for Quarry Hill Park and Nature Center where you can get away from the hustle and bustle, and even learn a few things while you’re at it. Following Broadway as far north as the City stretches, Rochester continues to add new great homes in this up and coming area.
Rochester’s SW has some of the oldest and most coveted homes in the City. Starting from Soldier’s Field Park and journeying through the Historic SW district, Pill Hill, and Plummer House Park, the rich history of Rochester is brought to life. Follow along the South Fork of the Zumbro River to the famous Mayowood Hills, or check out the growing neighborhoods of Hart Farms and Scenic Oaks. The quadrant extends west towards Byron and the town of Salem and as far South as the Rochester International Airport.
From convenient and lively locations to downtown and the business district, to the quiet and serene acreages, Rochester’s SE has a lot to offer! Heading SE in Rochester is a great place to start when looking for great ways to get outdoors; including streams, rivers, parks and trails. This area stretches as far East as the beautiful Chester Woods Park, and South towards the towns of Marion and Simpson.
Within 10 minutes of drive time from Rochester, the City of Byron is a flourishing community that provides the groundwork for vigorous neighborhoods and thriving businesses. Byron invests in high quality and proficient services, effective partnerships and citizen participation. Byron’s commitment to a well planned development enhances the distinctive and high quality of life enjoyed by the residents. Byron is also the home of the Oxbow park & Zollman Zoo, featuring dozens of animals from over thirty different native species.
Located only 12 miles south of Rochester, the city of Stewartville is home to a great school district, a municipal water park, a quickly growing industrial division and several new housing developments, as they say in their city motto “the future is bright”
Did you know that Richard Warren Sears the founder of Sears was born in Stewartville?
Nicknamed the “Gateway to Whitewater Valley” the city of St. Charles is located 20 miles east of Rochester. While featuring five beautiful city parks, the Majestic Whitewater State Park is only 7 miles north of the city. Vibrant main street, the small town charm, and scenic residential subdivision make the city of St. Charles a desirable spot on the map.
Zumbrota is the home to Minnesota’s only remaining functioning covered bridge! Located 20 miles north of Rochester and about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities on the fast growing Highway 52 Corridor. The City boasts an active historic Main Street, growing commercial & industrial sectors, strong residential roots and well maintained parks & open space.
The name Zumbrota appears to have resulted from a corruption of the French name for the local Zumbro River, Rivière des Embarras (Obstruction River), coupled with Dakota toŋ (village)
Pine Island was given its name from the Native American term “Wa-zu-wee-ta” which translates to Isle of Pines. Located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River, city of Pines Island is just an easy 15 minute drive from Rochester and less than an hour south of the Twin Cities. The feel of a small town community with the benefit of a strategic location, Pine Island is a wonderful city “working together for a better tomorrow”
Located 15 miles west of Rochester, Kasson is a cozy town of about 6000 people. With friendly people and array of local businesses and boutiques, Kasson is eager to welcome you to their city. Kasson is known for its annual “Festival in the Park” celebration in August, a volunteer-organized weekend with events celebrating the town’s heritage and bringing together members of the community.