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Rankings & Recognitions

ROCHESTER, MINN. CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUNATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

#1 out of 10 Happiest Mid-Sized Cities In America by Movoto February 2014.

#6 "Top 100 Best Places to Live" - Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life amenities of America's small and mid-sized cities September 2013

#6 "10 Most Affordable Cities for Homebuyers" -CNNMoney.com September 2012

#6 “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade” - Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine July 2010“

#12 Best Towns in America for Hunters and Fisherman” - Outdoor Life Magazine June/July 2010“

#34 Best Places for Business and Careers” – Forbes.com 2010“

Top 10 Best Places to Grow Up” – U.S. News & World Report 2009“

#9 Top Towns for Outdoorsman” – Outdoor Life 2009“

Best Small Places for Business and Careers” – Forbes.com 2009“

#9 Best Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees” – US News and World Report 2009“

#14 Most Secure U.S. Places” – Yahoo! Real Estate 2008“

#8 Best Places for a Long Life” – CNNMoney.com 2008“

Best Places to Do Business” – Forbes 2008“

Top 100 Places to Live and Launch” – CNNMoney.com 2008“

Top 100 Walking Cities in the U.S.” – Prevention Magazine 2008“

50 Best Places to Live & Play” – National Geographic Adventure 2007“

Great Then, Great Now” – Money Magazine 2007“

Cities on the Verge” – Fast Company 2007“

#3 Least Stressful Places in the U.S.” - Men’s Journal 2007“

#17 Smartest Places to Live” - Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2006“

Highest Concentration of High-Tech Businesses in the U.S.” - Milken Institute’s Study of America’s High-Tech Economy 2006“

#2 Quality of Life Among U.S. Counties and Independent Cities” - American City Business Journal 2006“

#7 Best Small Places to Run a Business and Pursue a Career” and “#12 Places to Build Wealth” - Forbes 2006“

Best Communities in America for Children and Youth” - America’s Promise 2006 “

Best Places to Live” - Money Magazine 2006 “

#5 America’s Greatest Golf Home Towns in the Midwest” - Golf Digest 2006“

#5 Top Golf in Midwest Home Market” - Golf for Women 2006