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About Rochester

Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes wine region in Upstate New York, Rochester is an ideal place to live. Visitors tell us we have the arts, culture, sports and nightlife of a much larger city, but the easiness of a small town. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the richness of life in Rochester and Monroe County.

When you are moving to a new community, it’s hard to know what kind of neighborhood will be the best fit for your lifestyle. Read about some of the neighbor-hoods in and around Rochester.


Suburban Neighborhoods – Beyond City Limits Rochester’s closest suburban neighbors are Brighton, Irondequoit, Gates and Greece. Moving farther out, you’ll find Parma, Ogden, Chili, Henrietta, Pittsford, Penfield and Webster. Lining the perimeter of the county are Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden, Riga, Wheatland, Rush, Mendon and Perinton

City Neighborhoods – The city of Rochester has some of the finest homes, apartments and condos you’ll see anywhere. Find out about the diverse mix of communities throughout the city on the Neighborhoods page of the Landmark Society’s Home Room.

Monroe County – is comprised of 19 towns, 10 villages and the City of Rochester, the third largest city in the state, with a combined population of approximately 750,000 residents and a land are a of 663.21 square miles.

Community Links – The Rochester Area has a lot to offer. From amusement parks to sports – there’s a little bit of everything for everyone.

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