If you looking to move to Rochester, you may be interested in knowing which neighborhoods in the city are the best. These neighborhoods combine charm and all the amenities you would expect, along with terrific homes. Here are the best neighborhoods in Rochester to live:

Park Avenue

Park Avenue is a neighborhood in which you can own a home that is part of history. This historic district contains homes and buildings that were built between 1830 and 1930, and homes there feature a wide variety of styles, which includes: Gothic Revivals, Italianate, Colonial Revivals, and tons of others. What's more, it is also near the Neighborhood of the Arts, which offers numerous museums and other cultural opportunities.

Downtown Rochester

If you are looking for an urban neighborhood, Rochester's Downtown area may be perfect for you. There are more than 4,000 housing units in the area, so you are certain to find something you like, especially as many new condominiums have been recently developed there. There you will also find plenty of great shops, restaurants and cafes, and if you are working downtown, you will find terrific access to public transportation there as well.

Upper Monroe

Located not far from Downtown Rochester, Upper Monroe is a large residential neighborhood of 1,400 households that is perfect for families. This is because it is near Cobbs Hill Park, which offers both athletic facilities, a reservoir, and Highland Park, which is known for its annual Lilac Festival. The area is also known for it's shops and restaurants.


If you like water, you will love Charlotte! Home of the Port of Rochester, Charlotte borders on the Genesee River, and it offers a wide variety of water activities. This is especially true of Ontario Beach Park, where you will find a beautiful sand beach as well as playing fields and picnic tables.

South Wedge

South Wedge is another historic district, which traces its history back to the 1820s. It is also a diverse neighborhood that offers a wide range of affordable housing options. Both families and young professionals have flocked to this area in recent years, and home ownership there has dramatically increased.

Rochester Market Statistics

According to Zillow, the median home value in Rochester is a little under $75,000, and they consider the market very hot. While home values fell 5% last year, they are expected to rise by 2.5% this year. The median listing price in the city right now is a little under $80,000, which works out to $50 per square foot. The median sales price of homes there is currently just under $75,000. If you are looking to either buy or sell a home in the city, you should check out Effective Agents. They will help you select the perfect real estate agent for you, based on their actual performance.

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