Thanks for all of the information. Fortunately both me and my fiancee have a home based business. All we need is high speed internet for that. Fortunately that means we don't have to commute for work into the city but as well for cultural events, etc. we don't want to be too far from it so an hour seemed like a good amount.
As well, one concern we have is the availability of high speed interent, dsl or cable, but I know wi-max and satellite is on the horizon so hopefully that will help. I will be sure to check out Rochester and St. Cloud when there. I have looked at that dome school on the internet and that's amazing!