+Greater Rochester

Welcome to Rochester, NY

The Greater Rochester Area

is one of America’s top-rated places to live, work, and play. Hugging the Genesee river in Upstate New York, Rochester is a well-kept secret. Visitors say we have the arts, culture, sports, and nightlife of a much larger city, but the easiness of a small town. Rochester is along the historic Erie canal, north of the world renowned wine region of The Finger Lakes, and conveniently central between Toronto, Buffalo, and Syracuse. This natural wonderland offers one of the most visually stunning places to see. Greater Rochester is the third largest urban area in New York. From amusement parks to sports to historical landmarks - there’s a little bit of everything for all!

  • Fast Facts:

    • 21 Minutes

      • Rochester's Average Commute Time, 89% better than the national average.

    • 8/10

      • College Readiness Index: Rochester students are better prepared than other similarly sized metro areas.

    • 7.3/10

      • Rochester Housing Value Index: a better value than a majority of similar metro areas when comparing housing costs to average income.

    • Where it Counts

      • Established in 1788, Rochester has an esteemed history in arts, culture, and American innovation. Don't just take our word for it, take it from these national comparisons about Rochester's quality of life.
        U.S. News & World Report

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