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Old 09-17-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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My family may be moving to the Rochester area for a 2-year opportunity with RIT. We'd like to scout out potential neighborhoods for house/condo/apt. renting. Brighton strikes us as a quite suburban, so we're hoping for a few areas within Rochester.

Our ideal neighborhood would have grocery shopping within walking distance and nice walks/parks for little kids. Even better, would be a neighborhood with food, shopping, AND A DOG PARK within walking distance, or reasonable drive.

Also, if there is an area that has good bus service (especially connecting to RIT/Route 18/19,) that would be a perk - we'd love to be a one-car household if that could be helped!

Thanks so much for your time and help!
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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The most walkable neighborhoods with amenities are Park ave area and the South Wedge but I don't know if I would call them family friendly. They are neighborhoods with lots of younger, childless people living in them. The south wedge or even swillburg or the highland area may be a little better.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I thought that Brighton had some walkable neighborhoods close to the city of Rochester?
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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I thought that Brighton had some walkable neighborhoods close to the city of Rochester?
Definitely, off Elmwood, and close to Highland Park.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Consider the Elwanger Barry neighborhood in the city of Rochester just north of Highland Park. The best streets are Rockingham, Crawford, Mulberry and Linden. Great family area with front porches and sidewalks.

Also, I would not discount Brighton entirely. The neighborhoods around the twelve corners area have sidewalks and are really nice for walking.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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Find a better city to work and live in.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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I would definitely recommend "Upper Monroe".
It's on the border of Brighton and the city and right next to Cobbs Hill Park.
Safe, quiet, walkable and beautiful.

Streets:
- Alliance Ave
- Avondale Park
- Crosman Terrace
- Roosevelt Street
- Pinnacle Rd
- Rosedale Street
- etc

Zip Code = 14620



Neighborhood website:

Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association | UMNA
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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The Brighton area is very family friendly with highly regarded schools, very safe, offers lots of amenities (restaurants, shops), has nice houses with lots of character on tree lined streets (many with sidewalkds), and is very close to other fun areas to walk around in (i.e., Park Ave area - OK for families, but more multifamily homes and younger people). It is also very convenient to the RIT area - just go down Winton Road and down Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road and you'll be right at RIT; or you can easily also take the expressway.

I would highly recommend the Brighton area for what you are looking for. I don't think you would be disappointed and would really like it!
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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Well it looks like its been a few weeks since the OP has visited this thread to read all of the suggestions, but I'd definitely have to agree that she shouldn't right off Brighton. Brighton offers excellent nationally ranked schools, very safe, walkable, charming neighborhoods with many older houses with character, and is right next to RIT (at least the western portions of the town are). Much of Brighton is essentially an extension of the desirable areas of the City; but with better schools and more families vs not great schools and mostly college students/recent grads/wealthy empty nesters. If the OP is looking to rent it is true that Brighton is mostly owner-occupied homes but I'm sure there are at least a few rentals to be found. The Park Ave area of the city would have a lot of rentals, but most would be in multi-family units.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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Would Swillburg be a possibility?
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