The 55902 zip code covers all of Rochester's southwest quadrant so locals sometimes just call it "02". The famous Mayo Brothers called this area home and you can still visit Dr. Charles Mayo's home, The Mayowood Mansion. This quadrant is home to the downtown shopping area Shoppes at University Square and Apache Mall. Locals say "Southwest" but will always write "SW" so you'll know you're in the area when the streets and avenues end in "SW". You'll find the It's easy to get around in SW Rochester as West Circle Drive, Highways 14, 52 and 63 all run through this area and provide easy commutes. The Rochester Golf and Country Club as well as Willow Creek Golf Course are found in SW Rochester as well as the Rochester International Airport.
Much of the land in Southwest Rochester was once owned by the Charlie Mayo family and has since been developed into gorgeous subdivisions with large wooded lots. Many early Mayo Clinic doctors chose to live in this area as it was near the clinic and St. Mary's Hospital so neighborhoods were born such as the Historic Pill Hill area and Historic Southwest Rochester. Further out from the downtown area you'll find comfortably affordable neighborhoods such as Badger Ridge and Hart Farms. Our most luxurious homes are also found in SW Rochester in high-end neighborhoods such as Mayo Woodlands, Boulder Creek, Baron Woods and the lake communities of Mayo on the Lake and Bamber Lake. In between the affordable and luxury areas are gorgeous subdivisions such as Pine Ridge Estates, Scenic Oaks, Southern Hills and Fieldstone.