9.0 out of 10

Historic Southwest

44.0158783 -92.4715422
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Always sought after, Pill Hill and Historic Southwest Rochester"

Historic Southwest Rochester is the area of town that is located between the downtown Mayo Clinic Campus and the St. Mary's Hospital Campus. It consists of several historical homes dating back to the early 1900's as well as several more that were built up until the 1950's. "Pill Hill" got it's nickname because back in the 1930's when the Mayo Clinic was starting to grow, several of the doctors lived there. There are still several Mayo Physicians and other Mayo employees who live in the neighborhood because of the ultimate proximity to downtown and to all of Mayo's Rochester campuses. There are some famous homes that are on the Historical Register including The Mayo Foundation House which was once home to Dr. William J. Mayo and The Plummer House which was once the home to Dr. Henry Stanley Plummer and Daisy Berkman Plummer.
  • Beautiful Historic Homes
  • Excellent Location
  • Great Parks
  • Many homes only have one car garages
  • Many homes have small yards
  • Street parking can be limited

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