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Old 05-13-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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If you could move anywhere in Rochester, where would it be and why? Please try to give suggestions in all price ranges, not only the obvious most expensive neighborhoods...After all, there are nice places in almost every part of the city! Thanks much!
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Are you referring to JUST the city of Rochester, or the region in general? Your answers will vary greatly depending on which "Rochester" you are referring to.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Just the city of Rochester.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Aah..well then my answer would be just about anywhwere in the Southeast area of the city...Park Avenue, Highland, Elwanger-Berry, Browncroft, Cobbs Hill, North Winton...all very nice and liveable neighborhoods. Mostly pre WWII houses with tons of charecter and a true neighborhood feel. I'd also like living in Charlotte up near the lake. Corn Hill has some great old houses and in the immediate area it's very nice and considered one of the most sought after city neighborhoods...but once you get outside of that somewhat small neighborhood; you are really not in a good area.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU ARE FROM AND WHAT EXACTLY IT IS THAT YOU ARE USED TO
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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I'minformed2:Thanks much for the info! Would you please let me know about the following zip codes?: 14607,14608,14609,14610,14620. I'm not very familiar with the city, so I don't really know the neighborhoods by name, I just think it is a great place to live!
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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of those zipcodes you posted, the nicest would be 14607 (Park Avenue, Monroe Ave areas) 14610 (Cobbs Hill and Browncroft areas) and 14620 (Highland, Swillburg, Ellwanger-Berry). 14610 east of Culver road is also nice, but north and west of there it gets iffy. I would avoid 14608 outside of the small but very nice Corn Hill neighborhood If you'd like to see detailed descriptions with pictures of the Rochester neighborhoods you could go to RochesterCityLiving : Home Search its really helpfull.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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I have one more question: in case we wanted to make a modest investment, say, about 50k, what would you recommend? This would be a home for us to lease, (not our home, per say) and hopefully get an extra monthly income. We know it is going to be something modest, but we don't know whether to get a very small apt in a better area or a larger house in an area that is not top-rated... we just don't want to have troublemakers as tenants (nobody wants it), but our concern is the neighborhood safety. Thank you very much for your help!
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I have one more question: in case we wanted to make a modest investment, say, about 50k, what would you recommend? This would be a home for us to lease, (not our home, per say) and hopefully get an extra monthly income. We know it is going to be something modest, but we don't know whether to get a very small apt in a better area or a larger house in an area that is not top-rated... we just don't want to have troublemakers as tenants (nobody wants it), but our concern is the neighborhood safety. Thank you very much for your help!

50k is not a lot for a home outside of the "trouble areas" in Rochester. If you are finding property in that price range you are looking in the wrong parts of town- you will have troublemakers as tenants and safetly will be an issue. I don't suggest buying a home in that price range...
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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What is the minimum price range for a good (but modest) investment that you would suggest and where exactly (zip codes) in Rochester?
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