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Old 03-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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I'll be moving to the Rochester area this summer for grad school at Nazareth College. My husband and I have one car, and would like not to buy another. We are coming from the biggest US city without public transportation and have been able to manage commuting, school, and all the rest with one car. I am wondering what the public transportation is like in Rochester and the surrounding areas. Also, how many people walk or bike to go places? How do people usually get around in the winter/snow?

I'm not sure yet where we will live, but I'd like to live near enough to the school and in a neighborhood that I can walk in. Somewhere that has cafes, grocery/market, bars, shops, art, yoga, "hipster kid" stuff if you will.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Well, Nazareth is actually in Pittsford, a wealthy suburb with a small village area that describes the neighborhood you would like to a T (walkable shops, restaurants, probably yoga); but it is a town made up of mostly middle aged folks and their kids. Yoga classes will probably be plentiful in Pittsford, but they will be mostly filled with stay at home moms and probably not many grad-school aged people. Pittsford Village is very close, perhaps walkable, to Nazareth though. I don't know what the prospects of finding a rental in Pittsford Village would be as it is mostly grand old tutor houses from the 1800's, perhaps some of them have upstairs rental units?
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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I'll be moving to the Rochester area this summer for grad school at Nazareth College. My husband and I have one car, and would like not to buy another. We are coming from the biggest US city without public transportation and have been able to manage commuting, school, and all the rest with one car. I am wondering what the public transportation is like in Rochester and the surrounding areas. Also, how many people walk or bike to go places? How do people usually get around in the winter/snow?

I'm not sure yet where we will live, but I'd like to live near enough to the school and in a neighborhood that I can walk in. Somewhere that has cafes, grocery/market, bars, shops, art, yoga, "hipster kid" stuff if you will.
Somewhere in the vicinity of Monroe/Park would fit the bill. Closer to Monroe would get you to within walking distance of the bus line, in fact it should be a direct shot to the campus from there. Lots of folks like the Monroe/N. Goodman area, and further down Monroe towards I-490, Culver, and the Town of Brighton.
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