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Community Life in Plainview!

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Plainview residents have the best of both worlds—”big city” jobs and amenities in nearby Rochester, Minnesota… and the comfort and security of “small town living” when they get home.

If you’re thinking about moving to Plainview or if you already live here and are considering a new home, you will want to check out Plainview’s:

Plainview may be a small town, but there are close to 1,600 local jobs!  Over half of all working adults in town commute to jobs in many fields at many skill levels in Rochester, Winona, Red Wing and other area small towns.

If you’re considering a new career or are starting out in the workforce, there are several options for training, starting with:

Plainview has bus service to various locations in Rochester and its expanding Mayo Clinic campus.  Destination Medical Center, Rochester’s multi-year plan to expand, will require more workers within the medical profession and in new businesses and services that will spin off to meet demand generated by Mayo.

Locally ag-based businesses account for 60% of local jobs.  Major employers include Lakeside Foods, Inc., High Plainview Cooperative, Plainview Milk Products, SEMA Equipment, Inc., Kreofsky Building Supply, and Minnesota Ag Group.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Plainview!

Area attractions include Lark Toys in Kellogg, The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Carley State Park and Whitewater State Park, the Weaver Dunes and numerous DNR areas in the Whitewater, Zumbro and Mississippi River Valleys.  Most are within fifteen minutes to an half-hour from Plainview and offer year-round activities and interpretive centers.

In town, Plainview’s park system has ball fields, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, park shelters with restroom facilities, playgrounds and walking trails.  The Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and City of Plainview host community celebrations that draw thousands of visitors to Plainview every year.

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There’s no two ways about it!  “Community” is important!   Plainview residents that want to be involved in the community can join service organizations, participate in recreation programs,, or volunteer with formal and informal groups that meet residents’ needs.

The community also hosts several city-wide celebrations starting with the Bluebell Festival in May and ending with Old Fashioned Christmas the first Saturday in December.



Here's what people have to say about living in Plainview!

  • “If you need help, it’s just a phone call awy.  This is a very supportive town where people look out for each other.”  

  • “I like that Plainview is small enough where you know a lot of the residents, but still have some privacy.  I think it’s an affordable place to live and work as well.”  

  • Small in size but Plainview has most everything needed for day-to-day living.  Good school system and a town that you can feel safe in raising your family.