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Old 12-08-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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I currently live in Owings Mills, MD, a suburb of NW of Baltimore and I am considering moving to Rochester within the next 7 months. My wife and I are an interracial couple and I am looking for any cities or towns in the Rochester area as I will be attending grad school there.If anyone knows of any interracial friendly neighborhoods I am interested. We have no kids, we are both age 24-27 and college graduates if that helps narrow.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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I currently live in Owings Mills, MD, a suburb of NW of Baltimore and I am considering moving to Rochester within the next 7 months. My wife and I are an interracial couple and I am looking for any cities or towns in the Rochester area as I will be attending grad school there.If anyone knows of any interracial friendly neighborhoods I am interested. We have no kids, we are both age 24-27 and college graduates if that helps narrow.
I lot depends on what you are looking for. Park Ave is nice for urban living and if you can afford higher rent prices. Southwedge is closer to U of R and a little more eccentric. For suburbs, Brighton will probably be satisfactory to you, assuming UofR is the grad school. I don't really know of any non-interracial friendly neighborhoods, but I am sure there probably are some...possibly in the traditional ethnic or older resident neighborhoods.

I'd suggest spending a weekend here when it warms up a bit and spending some time in the various neighborhoods to get a feel.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I lot depends on what you are looking for. Park Ave is nice for urban living and if you can afford higher rent prices. Southwedge is closer to U of R and a little more eccentric. For suburbs, Brighton will probably be satisfactory to you, assuming UofR is the grad school. I don't really know of any non-interracial friendly neighborhoods, but I am sure there probably are some...possibly in the traditional ethnic or older resident neighborhoods.

I'd suggest spending a weekend here when it warms up a bit and spending some time in the various neighborhoods to get a feel.
I have to agree with rochacha... I cannot for the life of me think of "neighborhood" or area that is non-interracial friendly. Come, visit the area and fine a spot you like.... look around. Are you buying or renting? Are you looking for a lively area- close to entertainment and restaurants? Are you looking for a more suburban feel? Let us know that and we can help you better But no need to worry about being an interracial couple....
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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I currently live in Owings Mills, MD, a suburb of NW of Baltimore and I am considering moving to Rochester within the next 7 months. My wife and I are an interracial couple and I am looking for any cities or towns in the Rochester area as I will be attending grad school there.If anyone knows of any interracial friendly neighborhoods I am interested. We have no kids, we are both age 24-27 and college graduates if that helps narrow.

Expect to receive odd stares from the locals as many of them dont approve of mating between the different shades of humans. I would advise you to pay the Rochester area a visit and see for yourself. You can spend a few days, rent a car, drive around and dine and socialize in the area and gauge the reactions for yourself. Try Brighton or the area of the city near Cobbs Hill Park. I think you will see the area is very segregated with few minorities once you venture out of the inner city. Compared to where you live now, its not diverse at all.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Expect to receive odd stares from the locals as many of them dont approve of mating between the different shades of humans. I would advise you to pay the Rochester area a visit and see for yourself. You can spend a few days, rent a car, drive around and dine and socialize in the area and gauge the reactions for yourself. Try Brighton or the area of the city near Cobbs Hill Park. I think you will see the area is very segregated with few minorities once you venture out of the inner city. Compared to where you live now, its not diverse at all.
Odd stares where exactly? My past couple relationships have been interracial and nobody gave stares.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Expect to receive odd stares from the locals as many of them dont approve of mating between the different shades of humans. I would advise you to pay the Rochester area a visit and see for yourself. You can spend a few days, rent a car, drive around and dine and socialize in the area and gauge the reactions for yourself. Try Brighton or the area of the city near Cobbs Hill Park. I think you will see the area is very segregated with few minorities once you venture out of the inner city. Compared to where you live now, its not diverse at all.
I have several relatives in interracial marriages.... I don't have a clue where these stares might be coming from... grew up in on the East Side and had kids with interracial parents in my school... never was an issue...
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Expect to receive odd stares from the locals as many of them dont approve of mating between the different shades of humans. I would advise you to pay the Rochester area a visit and see for yourself. You can spend a few days, rent a car, drive around and dine and socialize in the area and gauge the reactions for yourself. Try Brighton or the area of the city near Cobbs Hill Park. I think you will see the area is very segregated with few minorities once you venture out of the inner city. Compared to where you live now, its not diverse at all.
Are you serious? I grew up in Henrietta around inter-racial families in a small private school and no one ever blinked...we have regressed since the 70s? I don't think so....actually, if I remember right, divorce was the big "pssssstttt" of my friends......
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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I was going to say as well, that you see interracial couples throughout the Rochester area. Actually, my brother in law was dating a woman of another race before he met and married my sister. I'd say that neighborhoods/communities like Park Ave., Upper Monroe, Monroe Village, Southwedge, parts of the 19th Ward and Brighton would be good in terms of "diversity" and proximity. Here's some information on some neighborhoods in the city of Rochester: http://rocwiki.org/Neighborhoods
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Expect to receive odd stares from the locals as many of them dont approve of mating between the different shades of humans.
You'll get that in every single city in every country of the planet. I doubt it's worse here.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Rochester is a pretty tolerant place, I think you'll be fine almost anywhere.
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