A sweet five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Pill Hill just landed on the market and if you've always wanted to live right behind St. Marys, now is the time to move on up, to the southwest side, to a deluxe home painted blue.

Presented by: Richard (Rick) Tonjum, Brokered by: Edina Realty, Inc. - Faribault
Presented by: Richard (Rick) Tonjum, Brokered by: Edina Realty, Inc. - Faribault
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The Perfect Family Home for Under $500k?

If you want space for kids to run around and get tired, a hill to roll down and race back up, and one of Rochester Minnesota's best sledding hills to sled down, this yellow shuttered home has location, location, location! Plus, you're just a few blocks away from a convenience store so when they're a little older, they can run to get Dorito's for you.

Cozy Nights In Front of the Family Room Fireplace

NOT the fireplace in the house. zevgenyatamanenko ThinkStock
NOT the fireplace in the house. zevgenyatamanenko ThinkStock
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The home has two fireplaces, one in the family room, and one in the living room. Both are wood burning, so they'll take a little bit of work, but it's the way to go on a snowy January night with cocoa (or something stronger) in your mug.

Pill Hill Starter Home Has Best Sledding Hill in Town in Its Back Yard

Why did I call this a Pill Hill Starter Home? Because the asking price is less than $500,000. In that neighborhood, that's a starter home..

Location, location, location...this 5 bed/3 bath home is located in the famed "Pill Hill" district just minutes away from Hwy 52 and the downtown area. 


  • This charming home comes with a second parcel that borders up to the Mayo Clinic/St Mary's Campus. 
  • With a three-tiered backyard, one could add a large firepit, a swimming pool, or a nice storage shed. 
  • With distinct beauty, this home could be used as an Airbnb, a rental or just as a large single-family home! 
  • There is so much potential with this home...as the sky is the limit. 

Presented by: Richard (Rick) Tonjum
Brokered by: Edina Realty, Inc. - Faribault
Link to listing HERE and just click any photo.

One other thing about the home, it sold 20 years ago this month for $183,000, then again in June of 2011 for $335,000, then it was rented out (looks like for just under $700/month...what a deal, wish I'd known that!).

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If you're curious what the non-starter Pill Hill homes look like, here's one just a couple million dollars that might make you salivate.

$2.1 Million Dollar Pill Hill home in Rochester Features Secret Wine Cellar

It's not every day you see part of a "log cabin" in a house near downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Well, a house just went on the market in the Pill Hill area for $2,100,000 and it not only features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms in the 6,479 square feet, but it also has a secret wine cellar. It's true. Look through the photos and see if you can find where it is located.

If this house is your dream, get in touch with the REALTOR, Marion Kleinberg at Edina Realty Inc. in Rochester to take a tour of 831 9th Ave. SW. See if it is still available and the full listing here.