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Old 10-01-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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someone mentions Genny Cream Ale and your mouth waters a little bit
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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You know you're from Rochester when you've sported a mustache in the following decades: 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, etc.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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When people from other States complain about their weather you just smile........

6-12" is a light dusting

Your used to snow being brown/black

You've ridden the merry-go-round at Charlotte

You show pictures of regular winter weather, and out of towners/southerners ask if that was a blizzard? and your response is "that is about every other week"

No matter how many times you've moved away you always seem to either move back, or want to move back..Or secretly miss the place for some reason.



What I've really noticed.. Nothing really changes in Rochester. Hadn't been back for over 2 years. Visited family recently and nothing was different... Absolutely nothing
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Brighton, NY
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No matter how many times you've moved away you always seem to either move back, or want to move back..Or secretly miss the place for some reason.
Yes, it's weird. I moved to Rochester for my first job out of school, moved back ten years later, and moved back again ten years after that. There's something strangely compelling about this place...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Yes, it's weird. I moved to Rochester for my first job out of school, moved back ten years later, and moved back again ten years after that. There's something strangely compelling about this place...

I am also a "boomerang" Rochesterian. Grew up here, moved south in the mid 90s with wife and two young kids in tow, and moved back in 2007 with the whole gang plus a new one! I think it has a lot to do with Rochester being one of the very few metro areas in the country that still has a very hometown/small town feel with the medium-sized city amenities/conveniences. We haven't been completely dominated by national chains and there is a very strong "local" feeling that is hard to find in most cities Rochester's size these days. It is also an affordable place to live with really good schools in the suburbs and family-oriented attractions that makes it an ideal place to raise kids. A lot of people who end up moving back are those who left soon out of college to try something new, and then moved back here to have/raise their kids to "settle down".

This definitely isn't a super-exciting place to live if you are young and single and that's why that demographic (early/mid 20's) is one of the smallest in this area outside of the University areas. But low and behold, go up about one "life stage" and you have plenty of 30's/40's people with kids.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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You know how to speed up going down hill on Lake Road so you will be able to get up the next one.

You can drive three blocks on black ice without hitting anything or touching the brakes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Two words: Kimberly & Beck

Side note... I would need therapy if I ever found myself without Wegmans.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NYC
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You can't think about christmas without thinking of the liberty pole.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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"I am also a 'boomerang' Rochesterian...."

I have friends who boomeranged, and I might too. I can't stand the cold and the dark but there's NOTHIN' down here.

It's worth moving back just for Kithno's fish frys and Paolo's burritos -- and a long list of other things that people have no idea that they don't exist outside of Shangri-Lachester.

S

PS Uh....How's Paolo's doing, anyway?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:04 AM
 
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"I am also a 'boomerang' Rochesterian...."

I have friends who boomeranged, and I might too. I can't stand the cold and the dark but there's NOTHIN' down here.

It's worth moving back just for Kithno's fish frys and Paolo's burritos -- and a long list of other things that people have no idea that they don't exist outside of Shangri-Lachester.

S

PS Uh....How's Paolo's doing, anyway?
Paola's switched to food trucks instead of a restaurant. They are stationed at the public market and U of R. It's much cheaper to do the food trucks as opposed to the restaurant.
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