What the Typical Home Looks Like in 11 of the Most Popular Neighborhoods of Northwest Rochester, Minnesota

Dave Meir
Published on October 18, 2015

What the Typical Home Looks Like in 11 of the Most Popular Neighborhoods of Northwest Rochester, Minnesota

Northwest Rochester has always been the largest, fastest growing quadrant of Rochester, Minnesota. Easy to understand then, why west/northwest Rochester, with its ease of access to everything Rochester has to offer and 11 of the most popular neighborhoods in the area, is home to more than 27 percent of all homes sales in Rochester within the last 12 months.

West northwest Rochester, Minnesota is bounded on the south by Country Club Road/2nd Street SW; on the west by 60th Avenue NW/County Road 104; on the north by 65th Street NW; and finally on the east by Highway(s) $#52 and #63.

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Circle Drive/County Road #22 and Highway(s) #52 & #63 give the residents of west northwest Rochester quick and easy access to the rest of the city. Additionally, the Douglas Trail combined with the Rochester trail system provides that same ease of access for bikers, runners and walkers.

Having grown continuously over the years, homes in west northwest Rochester, Minnesota range in age from the mid-1950’s all the way to new construction. A full range of home styles including ramblers, split levels, two stories, patio homes, condos and town homes will satisfy any home buyer in the $100,000 to $400,000 price range.

Within these eleven northwest Rochester, Minnesota neighborhoods are three elementary schools;

  • Harriet Bishop
  • Sunset Terrace
  • George Gibbs

A large percentage of the elementary age students living in this west northwest part of Rochester live within walking distance of their school.

The active west northwest market combined with home price increases – from 2014 to 2015 – ranging from 2.08% to 9.3% (depending on the neighborhood) make west northwest Rochester, Minnesota a solid candidate for those looking to invest in a home.

The following statistics and information are based on an analysis of Olmsted County property records as well as the Southeast Minnesota Board of Realtors multiple listing data within a time period from January 2014 to September 30th, 2015.

Country Club Manor Area

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  • Price Range of Homes: $100,000 to $190,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $135,600
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $143,900
  • Year to Year Increase: 5.77%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 3
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 1958 to 1973

In this original Country Club Manor area of Rochester, Minnesota you’ll find primarily rambler and raised rambler style homes with the occasional split foyer. One or two car garages are the norm – either tuck-under or detached.

A typical Country Club Manor lot will be 55 to 65 feet wide by 100 to 120 feet deep with the pie shaped lots found along curved streets or at the end of cul-de-sacs being somewhat larger.

Country Club Manor’s location – separated from the balance of the city by vacant undeveloped land – gives the area a quiet, almost suburban feel.

Harriet Bishop public elementary school is within the neighborhood itself. Students are bussed to Rochester John Adams middle school and Rochester John Marshall high school.

If you’d like more information about the Country Club Manor area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Manorwoods Area

Manorwoods Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $130,000 to $300,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $195,000
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $198,000
  • Year to Year Increase: 1.52%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 1997 to 2002

Manorwoods is an area of more recent growth to the west of – but contiguous to – Country Club Manor.

Rochester, Minnesota’s Manorwood homes are typically ramblers and split levels with some two stories. Lot sizes are on average, larger than those found in the original Country Club Manor neighborhood, being 65 to 75 feet wide and 110 to 150 feet deep.

The far western edge of Manorwoods is bordered by suburban subdivisions outside the city limits of Rochester so continued expansion/development to the west is unlikely.

Same quiet neighborhood as Country Club Manor and same Rochester schools as well.

If you’d like more information about the Manorwoods area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Diamond Ridge Area

Diamond Ridge Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $100,000 to $200,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $167,600
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $173,500
  • Year to Year Increase: 3.4%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 1992 to 2000

Seventh Street NW separates the Diamond Ridge area from the Country Club Manor and Manorwoods areas to the south.

Homes in Diamond Ridge are primarily rambler and split foyer in design with two car attached or detached garages on lots that typically run 65 to 75 feet wide by 110 to 130 feet deep.

Rochester’s Diamond Ridge kids attend the same Rochester, Minnesota public schools as those from Country Club Manor and Manorwoods; Harriet Bishop elementary, John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school.

If you’d like more information about the Diamond Ridge area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Badger Hills Area

 

Badger Hills Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $160,000 to $300,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $232,300
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $238,800
  • Year to Year Increase: 2.72%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 3
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 2001 to 2015

Just west of County Road #22 and bordered on the south by 19th Street NW and on the north by 41st Street NW the Badger Hills area of west northwest Rochester is comprised of homes within the Badger Hills, Fox Trails and Bader Ridge subdivisions.

Here you’ll find everything from ramblers and splits to two stories and town homes. The typical lot in the Badger Hills area is 65 to 75 feet wide by 130 to 150 feet deep.

Rochester public school students attend John Adams middle school, John Marshall high school and the Sunset Terrace elementary school.

If you’d like more information about the Badger Hills area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Wedgewood Hills and Kingsbury Hills Area

Wedgewood Hill and Kingsbury Hills Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $150,000 to $300,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $194,900
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $207,400
  • Year to Year Increase: 6.03%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 2003 to 2010

The Wedgewood Hills and Kingsbury Hills neighborhoods of west northwest Rochester are located just west of 50th Avenue NW and just south of 55th Street NW.

The area is comprised of a near equal mix of ramblers, split levels and two stories on lots 65 to 75 feet wide and 120 to 150 feet deep. Two to three car garages are typical throughout the neighborhood.

Children from these neighborhoods attending Rochester public schools will go to George Gibbs elementary school, John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school.

Of the neighborhoods included here Wedgewood and Kingsbury Hills have, at 6.08%, the second highest – 2014 to 2015 – year to year price increase.

If you’d like more information about the Wedgewood Hills and Kingsbury Hills area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Sunset Terrace Area

Sunset Terrace Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $70,000 to$170,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $126,900
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $129,600
  • Year to Year Increase: 2.08%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 3
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 1
  • Age Range of area: 1957 to 1962

Similar in home sizes and styles to Country Club Manor, the Sunset Terrace neighborhood of west northwest Rochester was also developed at about the same time as the Manor. The rambler and raised rambler homes within Sunset Terrace are located on lots 55 to 60 feet wide by 100 to 110 feet deep.

Like Country Club Manor’s Harriet Bishop the Sunset Terrace elementary school is within the boundaries of the neighborhood. Older children will attend Rochester’s John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school.

While its – 2014 to 2015 – year to year price increase is not as significant as many of the other neighborhoods, Sunset Terrace has always been a very popular stable neighborhood.

If you’d like more information about the Sunset Terrace area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Northgate Area

Northgate Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $80,000 to $180,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $140,400
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $146,900
  • Year to Year Increase: 4.42%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 3
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 1
  • Age Range of area: 1962 to 1965

Located to the north of and divided from Sunset Terrace by 19th Street NW the Northgate neighborhood of west northwest Rochester, Minnesota is slightly newer and has a slightly higher average price.

Home styles are similar to Sunset Terrace; ramblers and raised ramblers as well as some splits and two stories on slightly larger 55 to 65 foot wide by 110 to 150 foot deep lots.

Same Rochester public schools as Sunset Terrace. Northgate has a somewhat higher – 2014 to 2015 – year to year price increase of 4.08%.

If you’d like more information about the Northgate area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Lincolnshire Area

Lincolnshire Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $170,000 to $320,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $211,000
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $221,300
  • Year to Year Increase: 4.65%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 2
  • Average number of garage spaces: 3
  • Age Range of area: 1989 to 1997

Tucked away to the northwest of the Target/Highway #52 Frontage Road shopping area is the Lincolnshire subdivision of northwest Rochester.

Originally platted as Arborglen, a clustered housing development with private cul-de-sacs serving four homes each, this area was later re-platted as Lincolnshire.

Home styles here include ramblers, split and multi-levels and two stories. Lots sizes – in the re-platted area – average 70 to 80 feet wide by 130 to 160 feet deep.

Rochester Public schools serving the area include Sunset Terrace elementary school, John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school.

Consistent sales activity and a year to year – 2014 to 2015 – price increase of 4.65% make Lincolnshire a solid neighborhood for a northwest Rochester home investment.

If you’d like more information about the Lincolnshire area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Golfview Estates Area

Golfview Estates Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $200,000 to $460,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $279,400
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $292,300
  • Year to Year Increase: 4.41%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 3
  • Average number of garage spaces: 3
  • Age Range of area: 1995 to 2000

As the name would indicate the Golfview Estates subdivision of northwest Rochester – with street names like Nicklaus Drive, Palmer Place and Par Lane – is located on the northern edge of the Northern Hills, City of Rochester owned, public golf course.

The rambler, multi-level and two story homes here range from a low of $200,000 to $300,000 without golf course frontage to well over $400,000 for those homes that back up to the course.

Off-course lots average 70 to 80 feet wide by 130 to 180 feet deep while those lots adjacent to the golf course run 85 to 95 feet wide by 200 to 250 feet deep.

Rochester public school students living in this neighborhood attend George Gibbs elementary school, John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school.

If you’d like more information about the Gulfview Estates area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

Ridgeview Manor Area

Ridgeview Manor Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $150,000 to $320,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $224,000
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $246,300
  • Year to Year Increase: 9.05%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 3
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 2003 to 2015

As of this writing the most northwesterly Rochester city subdivision, Ridgeview Manor is also the youngest of the subdivisions analyzed here.

Again, rambler, multi-level and two story homes are prevalent as are two to three car (plus) attached garages situated on 70 to 90 foot wide by 120 to 150 foot deep lots.

George Gibbs, John Adams and John Marshall Rochester public school serve the neighborhood.

This Ridgeview Manor area of northwest Rochester also enjoys the highest – 2014 to 2015 – year to year price increase of 9.05%. That number may be skewed somewhat as, over time, the neighborhood as developed up the hill to the north with the higher priced – and later developed homes – being towards the top of the hill.

If you’d like more information about the Ridgeview Manor area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.

 

North Park Area

North Park Home

  • Price Range of Homes: $160,000 to $420,000
  • Average Sale Price 2014: $210,600
  • Average Sale Price 2015: $217,300
  • Year to Year Increase: 3.08%
  • Average number of bedrooms: 4
  • Average number of bathrooms: 3
  • Average number of garage spaces: 2
  • Age Range of area: 1989 to 2008

One of if not the largest residential subdivision in northwest Rochester, North Park has a mixture of rambler, raised rambler and multi-level and two story style homes. Lots sizes range 65 to 85 feet wide by 120 to 150 feet deep.

Bordered on the south by 55th Street NW and the north by 65th Street NW the North Park area is convenient to all Rochester has to offer via County Road #22 and Highway #52.

Younger Rochester public school students living in the approximate east half of the North Park area will attend Sunset Terrace elementary while those living in the approximate west half attend George Gibbs. John Adams middle school and John Marshall high school serve the entire neighborhood.

If you’d like more information about the North Park area and a full list of the homes currently on the market in this area CLICK HERE.