Rochester Neighborhoods an Suburbs

Posted on November 28, 2011

Considering a move to Rochester, NY? Rochester has great history as well as some really great things to do and see here. Like any place you go there are some neighborhoods that are better than others and some are worse than others. To get an idea of what kind of neighborhoods Rochester has to offer, we have put together some of the best neighborhoods and suburbs that Rochester has to offer.

There are many great suburbs of the City of Rochester; you have Brighton that has a population of 36, 609 according to the 2010 Census Bureau. The town itself was discovered in 1814 and has a lot of history behind it. Penfield has 36, 242 population and the town was established in 1810. Gates has 28,400 people and the town was founded in 1813. Greece was found in 1822 and today has 96,095 people.  Some of the other suburbs are Gates, Victor, Spencerport and Pittsford just to name a few. All of these suburbs are close to the city but have a quiet quality to them. They have shopping centers and great schools.

There are also many different neighborhoods when it comes to the City of Rochester. Some of these neighborhoods include the 19th Ward, Beechwood, Cobbs Hills, Mt Read, Marketview, Upper Monroe and Susan B Anthony. The 19th Ward is located in the Southwest part of the city. This neighborhood is known more their class, ethnicity as well as cultural diversity.

Upper Monroe: This neighborhood is located less than 1-1/2 miles from the city of Rochester. This neighborhood covers 17 streets with about 1400 homes and 3300 people. This Rochester neighborhood is home to many local small businesses. One of the more popular neighborhoods is the South Wedge. This neighborhood goes all the way back to 1827 even before Rochester was incorporated as the city. We have the Genesee River and the Linden South History District.

The Susan B Anthony Neighborhood is categorized as the Preservation District. The neighborhood is also known as Madison Square West Main Street Historic District. There are just 3 –1/2 blocks all within walking distance from downtown Rochester. The center of the neighborhood is the residential home of Susan b Anthony.  One of the best neighborhoods when it comes to fresh food is Marketview Heights. Running from the east of Union Street to just North of Main Street, this neighborhood is best known as the Public Market. With a variety of different groceries and good from local marketers, this neighborhood is one of the most popular in Rochester.

There are many great suburbs and neighborhoods here in Rochester, NY there are just too many to list. If you are considering moving to the area, talk to your local real estate agent and ask which neighborhoods have the best schools, best shopping, low crime rates and economic valve. Rochester is a diverse place with many different people of all races and religions. Finding the right neighborhood can really make living in Rochester a great experience. 


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