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Old 03-05-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Downtown Miami
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Much better than Florida- dont move- stay in Rochester. Its one of a kind.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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My current city, El Paso, is quite unhappy. Almost no green space, just a
few options for culture, most live in poverty. Very little to do here in
the best of weather.
Sounds like you were unhappy in El Paso. It's hard to quantify a whole city as "happy" or "unhappy," though.

P.S. Rochester's poverty rate isn't as bad as El Paso's but it's still unacceptably high.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Much better than Florida- dont move- stay in Rochester. Its one of a kind.

I don't live in Rochester, yet Mcsmith0210. I am seriously considering a move there.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Sounds like you were unhappy in El Paso. It's hard to quantify a whole city as "happy" or "unhappy," though.

P.S. Rochester's poverty rate isn't as bad as El Paso's but it's still unacceptably high.
I look at my neighbors, and, others living here, a smile would crack their faces. Hardly anyone here is friendly, always in a "funk," or angry about something. Poverty is only one reason, education another, culture says
a lot too. In spite of being in Texas, this is Mexico. Culture says, become
an adult and don't go away to school, stay with your parents. Many
homes here are multi-generational. Speaking of school, many here
don't complete public schooling and wonder why they're paid so little.

Real Estate taxes are quite low; as a result, public services are limited,
and Public projects are usually not completed, they sit unfinished.
Public library materials are limited, the public bus system cuts back,
I can go on. El Paso is too large to be undeveloped.

El Paso's weather is the opposite of Rochester's, but we have nothing
like Rochester's Public Market, the closest is in either Juarez, Mexico,
or Sunland Park New Mexico. El Paso has two festivals per year,
"Dia de los Muertos" right before Halloween, and Christmas.

Any poverty is too much in my book, but is is possible to live a decent life in poverty. Teaching is my background, and I'd love to find an organization that needs volunteers in Rochester.

Maybe, I meditate too much.........
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Wow! Parks everywhere, and trees. Restaurants that serve healthy foods, I can go on...... Just being out of El Paso, TX enlightened me.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Depends what you accustomed to. Rochester is not NYC or Boston, but for a small city it can hold its own. The Rochester area is very segregated and behind the times with regard to race relations. But there are pockets of open minded people. Lots of bars if you into to boozing it up. Pretty decent restaurant scene though a little weak the ethnic side. Check out the Finger Lakes region if you like wine and fishing. Summer is very short so enjoy it while it lasts. Hopefully you can get into winter sports like skiing because winter is long and there will generally be 100 inches of snowfall each year.
The job scene isnt very good. But the saving grace is the housing costs are low since its not a growing area, so as long as your making $10 and hour you can put a roof over your head. Enjoy.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Depends what you accustomed to. Rochester is not NYC or Boston, but for a small city it can hold its own. The Rochester area is very segregated and behind the times with regard to race relations. But there are pockets of open minded people. Lots of bars if you into to boozing it up. Pretty decent restaurant scene though a little weak the ethnic side. Check out the Finger Lakes region if you like wine and fishing. Summer is very short so enjoy it while it lasts. Hopefully you can get into winter sports like skiing because winter is long and there will generally be 100 inches of snowfall each year.
The job scene isnt very good. But the saving grace is the housing costs are low since its not a growing area, so as long as your making $10 and hour you can put a roof over your head. Enjoy.

Actually, Rochester compared to a lot of northern cities, have pretty "diverse" suburban areas. I'd say the Western suburbs are more so. Especially Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, Brighton and even Irondequoit. So, it depends.
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