Relocating to Rochester, Minnesota
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Lori specializes in helping families and individuals relocate to Rochester, and the surrounding communities. After tackling twelve moves of her own in a short seven-year period, Lori can empathize with the stresses of moving and relocating to an unfamiliar environment. She has helped dozens of people move in and out with the Mayo Clinic, IBM and many other companies. Her guided tours through Rochester will familiarize you with your new city, helping you make the important decision of which neighborhood and style of home suits your lifestyle best.
With over 100 closed transactions in 2012 and $26 million dollars in sales, Lori’s experience and strategies for negotiation are the sharpest in the business. You will undoubtedly get the best home for the lowest price, and avoid common home-buying pitfalls when you hire a realtor who truly cares about her clients' needs.
Lori represents all of her clients personally throughout the home-buying process. She also employs a licensed, full-time assistant familiar with social media and electronic signature technology to ensure maximum availability and guarantee that you never miss an opportunity.
Once you have found your home, Lori has a team of trustworthy and reputable individuals available to complete any changes or renovations you'd like to make to your new home.
Rochester is located in Southeastern Minnesota approximately seventy-five miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and is the fifth largest city in the state. Money Magazine selected Rochester, MN as one of the top three places to live from 1993-1998 and the growing economy, quality of life, and location among rolling hills and winding Zumbro River make this the hub of Southeastern Minnesota. According to the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, the city’s population has increased by more than 21 percent over the last decade. Home to the state’s largest employer—the world renowned Mayo Clinic--Rochester continues to grow at a rate faster than any other major city in the state. Nestled in downtown Rochester, Mayo Clinic is known for its excellent health care and research and attracts patients from all over the world. IBM is also located in Rochester and has the second largest number of employees.
Just an hour’s drive from the Mississippi River, Rochester encompasses a 37.61 square mile area and the population is estimated at over 104,000 residents. There are many small towns around Rochester in an eight to thirty mile radius, all offering reasonably priced housing and a relaxed lifestyle. Although many people think of Minnesota as the frozen tundra, Rochester actually enjoys 200 sunny days a year with an average summer high of 84 degrees; in the winter months, residents take advantage of probably the most extensive subway-skyway system in the nation for a city of Rochester’s size. Fall and spring temperatures average in the 40s, winter temperatures in the teens
There is one Public School District in Rochester that provides twenty-three schools including sixteen elementary, four middle level and three senior high schools. The school district is committed to providing high quality education for more than 16,000 students. Private education is also offered in Rochester. There is one Catholic high school and four Catholic elementary schools. Other private schools are Lutheran or affiliated with other denominations. Montessori education is also very popular in our community. There is one private Montessori school for ages eighteen months to sixth grade. The Rochester School District also offers Montessori education in one of their elementary schools. Higher education is also available in our area from the University of Minnesota Rochester, University Center Rochester, and St. Mary's University, Concordia College, and Viterbo College. Instruction includes a wide range of fields from education, computer science, social work, psychology, and nursing. Master's and Doctoral degrees can also be obtained in specific fields.
The Rochester area offers many shopping and recreational opportunities. The most visible shopping area is Apache Mall which offers more than one hundred stores. Downtown Rochester attracts shoppers to antique, retail, and specialty stores. Rochester has more than seventy-five city parks with areas for relaxing, walking, and sports activities.