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Retirement Living In Hutchinson - Minnesota

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Area Description

Explore, experience and enjoy this wonderful community that we call home. Known as Minnesota’s Hometown, you will feel welcomed and comfortable in Hutchinson, just as you would in your own home. Located in central Minnesota, Hutchinson is the ideal location for exciting day trips and enjoyable weekend getaways.

We hope your visit to Minnesota’s Hometown will be one you fondly remember and will inspire you to visit again.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   You will be amazed at our beautiful city park system. Encompassing over 30 individual parks and recreation areas, you are invited to explore the natural beauty and serenity of the parks that were designated long ago by Hutchinson’s founding fathers. Take some time to discover the scenic Luce Line State Trail as it meanders alongside the Crow River through Hutchinson. The 63-mile trail is open year-round and is great for biking, hiking, snowmobiling, or horseback riding.

The Hutchinson area provides many opportunities for year round recreation. In the winter months, explore our ice rinks and many trails for: snowmobiling, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing. When warmer weather arrives, play a round of golf at one of our beautiful 9 or 18-hole courses, or try our disc or mini golf for a change of pace. Bowl a few frames with friends or test your batting skills at the batting cages. If you enjoy something a little more extreme, paintball could be a great option for you.

If biking is your hobby Hutchinson has many options for you. Enjoy a long ride along the Luce Line State Trail. Also, new to Hutchinson is a terrain park with many fun obstacles to try. You could also join in on one of the many community bike rides.

No matter what your hobby is Hutchinson will have something for you!

Cultural Activities

You’re here for the experience right? Visit the Hutchinson Center for the Arts or the McLeod County Historical Museum, walk the Historic Walking Tour, or come in September for the living history cemetery tour. Experience the Sculpture Stroll, filled with permanent and temporary pieces. Take in one of the three annual performances of the Hutchinson Theatre Company. Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery and Twin Birch Gallery.

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Hutchinson, Minnesota?

For those of you that retire in Hutchinson, you will have colder temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 10's and highs in the mid 20's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 0's. Expect a lot of days below 0°. Expect a few days of rain. Assume a few days of snow with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Hutchinson such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Hutchinson is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Hutchinson, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  3  13  23
 Feb  8  18  28
 Mar  21  31  40
 Apr  34  46  57
 May  47  58  70
 Jun  57  68  79
 Jul  61  72  83
 Aug  58  69  80
 Sep  49  60  72
 Oct  36  48  59
 Nov  23  32  41
 Dec  8  17  26

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  31  14
 Feb  0  27  9
 Mar  0  26  2
 Apr  0  12  0
 May  1  1  0
 Jun  2  0  0
 Jul  4  0  0
 Aug  2  0  0
 Sep  1  1  0
 Oct  0  11  0
 Nov  0  25  1
 Dec  0  31  9

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  5  8 %
 Feb  1 "  4  13 %
 Mar  2 "  6  23 %
 Apr  3 "  9  33 %
 May  3 "  10  44 %
 Jun  5 "  11  55 %
 Jul  4 "  9  62 %
 Aug  5 "  9  61 %
 Sep  3 "  8  51 %
 Oct  2 "  7  38 %
 Nov  2 "  6  26 %
 Dec  1 "  5  14 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  8 "  24  5
 Feb  7 "  20  3
 Mar  9 "  14  3
 Apr  3 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  8 "  7  3
 Dec  10 "  19  4

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Cost of Living for Hutchinson, MN

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What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Hutchinson Offer For Retirees?

Hutchinson is a growing and thriving community and a great place to work and live. To search for current employment opportunities by visiting our website.

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