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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Rochester

It's family-oriented even though there's high crime. There are stores and supermarkets close by. There are also transportation to and from downtown which is very near if one does not have a car.

The family owned restaurants, the different activites for families with different backgrounds to participate in.

It's got a pot dispensery and tons of black people. Most kids go to charter school and the small stores charge double

it was too good. i am always safe feel. my favorite restaurant is MacDonald and i was going all family members and such a good enjoy

We are right next to the Public Market which has won for being ine of the best public markets. Near downtown area. Near strip mall.

Nothing but school next to got a lot of restaurants next to me McDonald's taco bell and now Popeye dollar general

Who Lives Here

Rochester Demographics

Education

High School

47%

Associate's

29%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

26%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

63%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

40%

45-65

23%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Rochester?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$1175$1367$1822-
Jun '24$1175$1364$1865-
May '24$1175$1367$1865-
Apr '24$1175$1367$1850-
Mar '24$1137$1360$1860-
Feb '24$1175$1372$1825-
Jan '24$1117$1362$1810-
Dec '23$1137$1371$1870-
Nov '23$1049$1380$1910-
Oct '23$1049$1376$1830-
Sep '23$1050$1372$1847-
Aug '23$1072$1372$1860-
Jul '23$1085$1372$1817-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Rochester

Rochester Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

35%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5656

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 37 of 68 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 47 of 68 renters

Percentage: 5656

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 41 of 68 renters

Percentage: 4747

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 35 of 68 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 51 of 68 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Rochester

Top Score

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 11% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Rochester scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 10% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Rochester is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 7% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Rochester are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 48% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rochester is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 47% more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Rochester gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 17% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Rochester.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 26% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 15% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Rochester doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 16% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Rochester Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 62 of 68 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 55 of 68 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 55 of 68 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 49 of 68 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 47 of 68 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 44 of 68 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 44 of 68 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 43 of 68 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 43 of 68 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 42 of 68 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 68 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 68 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 37 of 68 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 34 of 68 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 35 of 68 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 36 of 68 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 38 of 68 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 51 of 68 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 58 of 68 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 62 of 68 renters

Rochester Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Rochester

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Rochester, NY

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN ROCHESTER, NY

Located just a few miles from the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario in western New York, Rochester has played a huge role in the nation's industrial development. Home of such iconic corporations as Kodak and Xerox, the self-described "Film Capital of the World" also happens to be one of the most affordable and family-friendly towns in the United States.

Rochester truly offers something for everyone, so if you’re looking for apartments for rent in Rochester, you can feel confident knowing there’s a neighborhood that will suit your every need.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ROCHESTER

Whether you're looking for an apartment in a quiet suburb or want to be near the city's busiest bars, Apartment Guide can help you find the right neighborhood. Search east of the city for a village feel with boutique shops and chef-driven restaurants, or look to the south for great parks and easy access to the airport. From chic studio-style lofts in 19th-century downtown buildings to two-bedroom and three-bedroom townhouses in park-like suburban communities, Apartment Guide has hundreds of available apartments in Rochester.

To find places with amenities like heated parking, free snow removal and 24-hour gym access, use our powerful search feature to customize your hunt for Rochester apartments. If you prefer to browse for apartments, our comprehensive database can help with that as well. We'll even point you toward temporary discounts and rent specials on budget-friendly apartments in Rochester.

With Apartment Guide, finding apartments for rent in Rochester, NY is easy. Here are our picks for some of the best neighborhoods in the area:

  • 14621 Community: If you love nightlife and a diverse community, you should consider apartments n this neighborhood. With over 38,000 people living here, you’ll experience a wonderful melting pot of races, cultures and ethnicities. It’s ranked No. 5 in Rochester for diversity, No. 5 in the city for affordability and No. 23 for young professionals.
  • Corn Hill: Looking for a smaller community? Try Corn Hil! Despite its small population (just over 3,000 residents), there are multiple restaurants, bars and parks. The neighborhood has an urban feel, yet the parks and beautiful architecture give it a ton of personality. Most of the residents are young professionals who report an average commute of about 20 minutes.
  • Downtown: Another great community for professionals is Downtown Rochester, which also boasts a commute of 20 minutes or less. The neighborhood is home to around 4.600 people and has an urban vibe with lots of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Though there aren’t a lot of green areas within the main area of the neighborhood, there are a number of parks on the outskirts.
  • East Avenue: Known for great schools and a family-friendly vibe, eastern suburbs like Penfield and Fairport win accolades for great quality of life. The neighborhood has earned an A- rating from residents, particularly for the diversity and nightlife, as well as the fact that it’s a family-friendly area.
  • Northwest Rochester: If access to Lake Ontario is at the top of your apartment wish list, check out homes in northwestern areas like Charlotte, Maplewood and Greece. You also have access to Seneca Park Zoo and Ontario Beach Park, great places to take your family for a day of fun!
  • Park Avenue: Want to walk to some of the city's best shops and restaurants from your apartment? The Park Avenue neighborhood is for you. Don't miss the Park Avenue Summer Art Festival! The nearly 10,000 residents give the neighborhood an A- rating because it’s multicultural, has well-kept parks, is safe, quiet, friendly and conveniently located.
  • South Wedge: Another A-rated neighborhood in Rochester, South Wedge is rated a top place to live in the city. There are a little over 5,000 residents here and the area has an urban/suburban feel to it. This community is also rated well for young professionals. Locals take a lot of pride in the neighborhood and make sure to shop local to keep their neighbors in business.
  • Southwest Rochester: If you attend the University of Rochester, you might want to look for an apartment in Southwest Rochester. The university is centrally located, making the commute so much easier. Another nearby college is the Monroe Community College. This area is also ideal if you love to get out into nature regularly as there are a number of parks around the community.
  • Southeast Rochester: Quite a few single professionals and couples live in this urban neighborhood. The walking and bike score are over 50, so you can do some of your errands on foot. However, you might need access to a vehicle or use public transit for your daily commute to work.
  • Upper Monroe: This has been rated as Rochester’s No. 2 neighborhood. The walking score is in the high-80s, so you can easily and safely do a lot of walking for exercise, recreation or to run errands. The bike score is in the high-60s, so it’s a pretty accommodating neighborhood for cyclists.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN ROCHESTER

Rochester's nicknames sound a lot alike! Once called "The Flour City" for its flour mills on the Genesee River, Rochester became "The Flower City" in 1859, when the mills moved west and local industry shifted to the nursery business. A noted destination for art aficionados, Rochester is the home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Garth Fagan Dance. Rochester natives flock to the Geva Theater Center for live performances and head to the Little Theatre for indie and foreign films. During the city's festival season, locals and visitors alike delight in events like the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and the Rochester Film Festival.

Rochester dog lovers enjoy taking their pooch out to dinner, and numerous local restaurants, like Tap & Mallet and Bunga Burger Bar, make that easy during the warm months with outdoor dog-friendly tables.

Want to have fun on the cheap? Rochester's many free activities include concerts at the Eastman School of Music, summer movies and hiking at Mendon Ponds Park.

What about families? In Rochester, family fun is nearly synonymous with the exceptional Strong National Museum of Play. Get hands-on at the video game exhibit, or head outdoors to smell the lilacs at Highland Park.

Though Rochester is known for its excellent public schools, eastern suburbs like Pittsford, Fairport and Penfield all earn raves for being at the top of the class.

Rochester’s natural beauty can’t be beaten either. The rolling, heavily wooded landscape makes it easy for residents to stay active throughout the year. During the summer, the city's paved trails and bike lanes attract joggers, walkers and bikers alike. In the winter, many of these trails are repurposed as Nordic ski paths that intrepid locals use to commute and run errands. Meanwhile, the waters of nearby Lake Ontario fill up with boaters and sailing enthusiasts on hot summer days.

Looking for even more things to do? Here are some honorable mentions.

  • The Mall at Greece Ridge: If you need to do some shopping, this is the place to go. There are plenty of shopping options (clothes, books, electronics, phone service, personal care and much more), as well as restaurants, a movie theater and other entertaining events.
  • George Eastman Museum: This art museum is located on the estate of George Eastman, a pioneer of modern photography, as well as motion picture film. You can explore the house and gardens or visit the displays and exhibitions that showcase collections that consist of some of the rarest and oldest film archives.
  • Ellison Park: Steep slopes, natural woodlands and a fishing creek. Ellison Park is absolutely heavenly. In the winter, they have an ice rink. In the spring and summer, multiple baseball diamonds, a playground and hiking trails.
  • Seneca Park Zoo: Learn about the beautiful, exotic animals in the zoo, as well as the conservation efforts being put into place to protect them. The goal of this park is to eventually become a national leader in conservation and public education.
  • The Great Escape Room: Do you love mystery and adventure? Book your next party at the Great Escape Room. You can attend on your own or bring a group of friends with you. There are five types of escape rooms: two general escape rooms, two scavenger hunt rooms and one portable escape room for corporate events. This adventure is a great way to test your code-breaking and problem-solving skills.
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park: Thrill rides, kiddie rides, a water park - this amusement park has everything! You can also enjoy a number of entertaining shows and restaurants with delectable treats. In addition to family outings, the park also offers opportunities for schools to take their students on a fun outing that will never be forgotten.

GETAWAYS FROM ROCHESTER

Summer in Rochester means sunglasses and coolers at Lake Ontario beaches like Ontario Beach Park and Durand Eastman Park. At other times of the year, travel a distance of only 85 miles to reach Niagara Falls, which draws couples and families who want to feel the mist from the 167-foot-tall waterfalls.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ROCHESTER, NY

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Rochester that match your needs.