Ready to move in to Rochester, NY? Here are some information that help you get set and settle into the city that is known as being one of the best places to live and raise a family.
In this series, you will learn all about Rochester, NY, the climate, the neighborhood, the go-to places, nice eats, arts and history and a whole lot more!
So, let’s start with the basics:
- The Census of 2000 provided that there were 219,773 people, 88,999 households, and 47,169 families residing in the City of Rochester, NY.
- On the shores of three major bodies of water – Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the historic Erie Canal.
- Among the best cost of living indexes based on affordability of homes and real estate.
- Well known for its amount of renowned cultural attractions and robust artisan population.
If you love snow, then you won’t be disappointed! Winters are long, cold and snowy, producing about 95 inches of the fluffy white stuff a year. Summers are very comfortable and during autumn, you will see breathtaking views and loads of activities all year long!
The city’s most dynamic neighborhood, Neighborhood of the Arts, have been transformed into a culturally rich haven with renovated old buildings and warehouses turned into unique shops and trendy lofts.
Corn Hill is a historic and the oldest residential neighborhood in the city, full of Victorian homes and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year.
Located at the mouth of Genessee river, Charlotte is becoming a booming resort town. It is a hub for aquatic activities and you can enjoy drinking or a sumptuous seafood dinner in one of the lakefront bars along Lake Avenue.
Cost of living
Rochester is recognized as one of the top 10 most affordable housing markets in the country, based on percentage of house an average family can afford (source: Economy.com). At $115,000, the median home sales price is 27% more affordable than the national average.
Here are some important contacts that you may need:
- Business and Professional organizations
- Consumer services
- Better Business Bureau – Phone: 585 546-6776
- Driver’s License
- NYS Department of Motor Vehicles – Monroe County Auto License Bureau 24-hour Hot Line: 585 753-1603
- Emergency numbers
- Ambulance/Fire/Police EmergenciesPhone: 9-1-1
- Electric Interruption/Emergency – Phone: 1-800-743-1702
- Natural Gas Odor/Emergency – Phone: 1-800-743-1701
- Oil Spills – Phone: 1-800-424-8802
- Gas and electric utilities
- Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation – Phone: 1-800-743-2110
- Hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired relay service
- New York Relay Service (emergency and non-emergency) – Phone: 711
- Hearing Persons – Phone 1-800-421-1220 or 7-1-1.
- TTY Users – toll-free, 24-hours 1-800-662-1220.
- Post office
- United States Postal Service (USPS) –Visit your local Post Office or use their online Change of Address form.
- Monroe County – Phone: 585 527-8110
- Water utilities
- Monroe County Water Authority – Phone: 585 442-2000
You can visit the Monroe County website for other important contact information.
Watch out for my next blog! I will feature the food and not-to-miss restaurants that you should try out.
Keller Williams Realty GR West
550 Latona Rd., Bldg. C, Ste 301
Rochester, NY 14626