Monday, September 24, 2018

Popular Neighborhoods in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY is a city loved by its residents, but can sometimes fly under the radar to those outside of the area. The US News listed Rochester #13 on their list of best places to live for Quality of Life in 2018, a list which took into consideration “affordability, career opportunities...daily commute, access to quality education and healthcare, crime rates, and general well-being.” There are many reasons we love our city and why #WeLiveHere.

Park Avenue
The Park Avenue Neighborhood in Rochester is known for its pedestrian-friendly streets. Popular with young professionals, this neighborhood offers easy access to many of Rochester’s hotspots like East Avenue. Shops and cafes are plentiful in this neighborhood, with an abundance of outdoor seating, tree-lined streets, and cozy front porches. You are also just steps from popular Rochester landmarks like the George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

19th Ward
This neighborhood’s motto is, “Urban by Choice” and is one of the city’s largest neighborhoods. An area that prides itself on the diversity of its residents, this up-and-coming neighborhood is primarily residential. But don’t fear: this neighborhood hosts the summer Westside Farmers Market, as well as a few local shops and cafes. The Brooks Landing Project connected the 19th Ward to the University of Rochester River Campus and Medical Center Campus. The pedestrian bridge arches over the Genesee River in the neighborhood’s southeastern corner.

Neighborhood of the Arts
Known as NOTA for short, this neighborhood offers turn-of-the-century single-family homes near restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, bakeries, art studios, and galleries. It’s known as a community of creative residents. In 2002, the Outdoor Artwalk was created, a project which widened sidewalks and showcased local public art. NOTA also has noteworthy architecture, including a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright: The E.E. Boynton House. Other points of interest in the neighborhood include the George Eastman Museum, The Village Gate (a trendy area with loft apartments, cafes, restaurants, shops and more) and the historic Dryden Theatre.

No matter where you end up in Rochester, you’re sure to love the energy of this city. Are you moving to the City of Rochester? Reach out to one of our knowledgeable real estate experts and find out why we love that #WeLiveHere!