What’s IN Rochester, anyway? The Neighborhoods Edition Part 3.

Hey hey hey!  I’m back for the last of my posts highlighting our neighborhoods. In this post, I’ll be covering two neighborhoods right next to campus – the 19th Ward and the Strong-Mt. Hope areas.
The Strong-Mt. Hope neighborhood is aptly named.  Strong comes from the U of R’s Strong Memorial Hospital and Mt. Hope is both a street as well as a large and somewhat famous cemetery – well, as far as famous cemeteries go. Both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass’ graves can be seen there. The neighborhood includes the fantastic 800-square acre Genesee Valley Park, which is home to a running and biking path along the Genesee River, softball, baseball, soccer, and kickball games, a golf course, hiking trails, and the city’s Ten Ugly Men festival.  Housing here is affordable and readily available, since the majority of occupants work and/or study at the University.  The University is in easy walking distance of the neighborhood, as are various bars, restaurants, and convenience stores.
The 19th Ward lies on the West side of the Genesee.  While the neighborhood is only minutes from that   of Strong-Mt. Hope, it has a different feel. Many homes are still within walking distance of the school, but the neighborhood itself covers a larger area. Homes are larger and grander, many of which have been split into apartments.  A variety of ethnic restaurants are scattered throughout the neighborhood, along with a Boulder Coffee outpost.  This area has a tremendous mix of cultures, ethnicities, and life stages. It is known for its strong emphasis on community and diversity, and is chosen by many as a convenient and interesting place to live.
I hope this is helpful in making your decision to consider Rochester!  It’s a vibrant and welcoming place to live with options for any taste, and we hope you’ll get to experience it for yourself.

Hey hey hey!  I’m back for the last of my posts highlighting our neighborhoods. In this post, I’ll be covering two neighborhoods right next to campus – the 19th Ward and the Strong-Mt. Hope areas.

The Strong-Mt. Hope neighborhood is aptly named.  Strong comes from the U of R’s Strong Memorial Hospital and Mt. Hope is both a street as well as a large and somewhat famous cemetery – well, as far as famous cemeteries go. Both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass’ graves can be seen there. The neighborhood includes the fantastic 800-square acre Genesee Valley Park, which is home to a running and biking path along the Genesee River, softball, baseball, soccer, and kickball games, a golf course, hiking trails, and the city’s Ten Ugly Men festival.  Housing here is affordable and readily available, since the majority of occupants work and/or study at the University.  The University is in easy walking distance of the neighborhood, as are various bars, restaurants, and convenience stores.
The 19th Ward lies on the West side of the Genesee.  While the neighborhood is only minutes from that   of Strong-Mt. Hope, it has a different feel. Many homes are still within walking distance of the school, but the neighborhood itself covers a larger area. Homes are larger and grander, many of which have been split into apartments.  A variety of ethnic restaurants are scattered throughout the neighborhood, along with a Boulder Coffee outpost.  This area has a tremendous mix of cultures, ethnicities, and life stages. It is known for its strong emphasis on community and diversity, and is chosen by many as a convenient and interesting place to live.
I hope this is helpful in making your decision to consider Rochester!  It’s a vibrant and welcoming place to live with options for any taste, and we hope you’ll get to experience it for yourself.

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