There's a reason why people live in small towns. It really comes down to the kind of life you want to live. For the residents of Oronoco, it's a breath of fresh air and a backdrop of cornfields nestled along the bluffs of the Zumbro River Valley. It's the connection of good neighbors and a sky where the stars shine a bit brighter away from the city lights.
From the historic downtown district to the sprawling acreages of newer developments, a beautiful park and trail system that continues to expand, many residents in Oronoco admit to feeling just a bit spoiled. Families with children enjoy access to three different school options – Pine Island School District or Rochester Public or Private schools.
The community rallies around annual events like National Night Out and the 4th of July. There's a flurry of activity each summer at Oronoco Gold Rush Days, one of the largest antique shows in the Upper Midwest.
There's no dazzling list of attractions or four-star resorts. But that's okay. In fact, that's where it gets good. Oronoco is a short 5 mile zip away from Rochester, a vibrant city of cultural diversity, fine dining and endless shopping. Combine small town values with a close proximity to both Rochester and the Twin Cities and you've got yourself a hidden gem.
It's no surprise that more businesses are taking a look. Poised for growth with easy access to any direction, Oronoco is a secret waiting to be shared.
A simple drive through the neighborhood may leave you wanting to relocate to a place just like this. A safe community with some elbow room, where the big city is still within easy reach. Find out for yourself why “awesome” and Oronoco really do belong in the same sentence.