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NinaR
"an all round great community!"
northbayer
"expensive"
ChristopherW
"Center of all things great about Southern California "
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"Beautiful Trees"

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Top community reviews

loismarris
4/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5

"Finding your way around Rochester"

Getting around Rochester is easy once you get the hang of street names! Streets run east to west while Avenues run north to south. Drives and Roads are usually long and curvy. Lanes, Courts, Places and Circles are no-through ways such as cul-de-sacs, dead-ends or half-circles.

Rochester is divided into quadrants as well: NW, SW, NE, SE. The quadrant makes a huge difference in the address so don't forget about it! Center Street divides north from south and runs through the middle of downtown.... Full review
Pros
  • Safe
  • Great Public Library
  • Downtown Skyway/Subway system
  • Downtown shopping and restaurants
  • Get from one side of the city to the other in approximately 15 minutes
  • House lots are decent sized
Cons
  • Needs more unique shopping and restaurant choices
  • Four year university offering degrees other than medical fields
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