Helpful Resources for Newcomers


Moving and relocating is almost always an adventure with mixed emotions and struggles. We understand because we've been in your shoes. 

Let us help you navigate this wonderful city!! Take a look at the resource links below. We do our best to keep these links updated; if you have a problem with a link please notify us by clicking here.

Rochester Now (Yes, there's an app for that!)

Olmsted County Guide A-Z Everything from Driver's License, Property Tax, Voter Registration, Public Health, and much more.

Rochester Garbage/Waste Information
Recycling Information Be sure to click here to watch the video. Click here for the fee schedule

Rochester Public Schools

Public Transportation Information (City Bus Info, including Paratransit information)

Rochester Parking info- Including Ramp locations, fees, rules and maps

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce-Lots of information about downtown Rochester

Rochester Public Library

Post Bulletin (our local Newspaper)-Be sure to check out the 'calendar' under the Entertainment section. 

Rochester Farmers Market

Rochester Area Family YMCA

Time Trader- All about Rochester's Time Banking/Time Trading service

Family Service Rochester- Programs for community members as well as volunteer opportunities

United Way of Olmsted County

Rochester Park & Trail Maps

Riverside Concerts- Be sure to check out the Free Summer Concert Series on their website too!