I know there are many of you out there who can't understand why we would be excited to move to a smallish (approx 100,000 people) town in freezing cold Minnesota. Other than the obvious (great medical training) here are a few of those reasons: clean, safe neighborhoods, lots of young families, affordable homes, great schools, great wards, lots of LDS residents. And one thing that has me especially excited (you clevelanders will appreciate this)...EVERYTHING IS CLOSE! No more 20-30 minute drives to Target, the grocery store, the library, church. Everything is 10 minutes away or less. For someone with 2 kids who HATE the car this might be paradise : )
Everyone we've talked to loves it there. I'm starting to think that Rochester might be the exact opposite of Cleveland (see above mentioned reasons). Someone told us the other day, "The longer you're here the more you love it." Paul and I had to laugh - definitely the opposite of Cleveland.