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Old 10-20-2008, 10:38 PM
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I know that this is specific and that you've answered a ton of questions about neighborhoods.... well here is another.

What is the consensus about the Homestead Heights neighborhood? I found a nice house there but don't know much about the neighborhoods of Rochester.

Here is a part of a map of the neighborhoods
Homestead Heights Neighborhood-whatsitlike.gif

Thanks for your help.

I also have a full version (as large as it was allowed) here. Sorry it's late I guess that's why I couldn't figure out how to get the link to work.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:29 AM
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I grew up in and around that neighborhood. I still live near that neighborhood. Its decent. The more east you go, the better the homes and area will be. Lots of nice homes on Rocket street. The neighborhood has changed in the last 10-15 years though. I don't have any numbers, but from what I've seen, there has been an increase in crime. People aren't shooting eachother or anything but there has been more property crime than there was in the past. There are worse places out there. I don't know if I would buy a home there. Its one of those places where in 5 years it will really go downhill or will really improve. You'd be taking a gamble.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:42 AM
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I lived in that neighborhood for a number of years in a rental (1/2 house on Rocket) and also owned a home for a number of years in the adjacent Beechwood neighborhood (on Grand Ave). In my opinion, the neighborhood is in overall decline. The Homestead Heights area is better than Beechwood, but is in a declined state from when I lived there. The Beechwood neighborhood was a bit sketchy when we moved in, and was hyped to be the next "up and coming", but it really declined and we were happy to move out of there without taking too much of a loss on our house. There were ALOT of issues in the neighborhood with burglaries and break-ins. I just did not feel safe living there any more.

The area around Culver/Bay Road that borders both neighborhoods used to be much more vibrant with several small businesses, a restaurant, bakery and Wegmans. I drove by the other day and it's really starting to look rather blighted compared to how it was even a few years ago.

Sorry ... but I think that this neighborhood is on the decline.
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