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Old 12-25-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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Hi, I am a real estate investor, and wanted to get the opinions on people who live in Rochester, NY.

1) How is the job market? Is it easy for people to get jobs given the economic downturn?

2) What kind of jobs are there in Rochester?

4) What is the demographic like, (older people, young, white, asian, etc. )?

5) Do you like living in Rochester?

6) Anything else you want to comment on?
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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1. You will have to look up current job statistics to get an accurate answer.

2. Manufacturing, services, medical related jobs (both service and manufacturing).

3. You forgot three.

4. Will have to look it up again. Personally I see a good mix of blacks and whites of different ages each.

5. Yes, the east side is a great place to live. There is a good mix of restaurants, shopping, bars, colleges and parks. The city is close to the lake.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Hi, I am a real estate investor, and wanted to get the opinions on people who live in Rochester, NY.

1) How is the job market? Is it easy for people to get jobs given the economic downturn?

2) What kind of jobs are there in Rochester?

4) What is the demographic like, (older people, young, white, asian, etc. )?

5) Do you like living in Rochester?

6) Anything else you want to comment on?
1. Just like the rest of the country; not too good

2. Manufacturing is large but shrinking, health and education is strong and growing and probably outnumbering manufacturing in jobs in the region now

4. All of the above. The city is mostly younger college students/grads and empty-nesters. The city is pretty diverse (about 48% White, 38% black, 12% Hispanic, 2% other) while the suburbs are all overwhelmingly white (the most diverse probably being Brighton or Henrietta). The suburbs are mostly young families and elderly retirees.

5. I love living in Rochester; just moved back last year after 13 years away and love how great it feels to be back "home"

6. Rochester isn't for everyone but then again no place is; our winter weather is harsh and our property taxes are high. On the other hand our late spring, summer, and early fall weather is beautiful and the cost of living overall is pretty low. It is what you make of it and it all depends on how YOU feel living here.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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1. Just like the rest of the country; not too good

2. Manufacturing is large but shrinking, health and education is strong and growing and probably outnumbering manufacturing in jobs in the region now

4. All of the above. The city is mostly younger college students/grads and empty-nesters. The city is pretty diverse (about 48% White, 38% black, 12% Hispanic, 2% other) while the suburbs are all overwhelmingly white (the most diverse probably being Brighton or Henrietta). The suburbs are mostly young families and elderly retirees.

5. I love living in Rochester; just moved back last year after 13 years away and love how great it feels to be back "home"

6. Rochester isn't for everyone but then again no place is; our winter weather is harsh and our property taxes are high. On the other hand our late spring, summer, and early fall weather is beautiful and the cost of living overall is pretty low. It is what you make of it and it all depends on how YOU feel living here.
Actually, Gates, Chili, Irondequoit and Greece are pretty diverse suburbs too. In comparison to the suburbs of the other major cities of NY State, except NYC, Rochester has pretty diverse suburbs or suburban school districts. Here are the demographics of the school districts in each of those towns:https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...0401060000.pdf

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...0501060000.pdf

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...0801060000.pdf

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...0803060000.pdf

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...2001040000.pdf

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc...1501060000.pdf

and the rest of the county:https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb/County.do?year=2007&county=Monroe (broken link)
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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1. You will have to look up current job statistics to get an accurate answer.

2. Manufacturing, services, medical related jobs (both service and manufacturing).

3. You forgot three.

4. Will have to look it up again. Personally I see a good mix of blacks and whites of different ages each.

5. Yes, the east side is a great place to live. There is a good mix of restaurants, shopping, bars, colleges and parks. The city is close to the lake.

Thanks for the reply
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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thanks for the reply
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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1. Just like the rest of the country; not too good

2. Manufacturing is large but shrinking, health and education is strong and growing and probably outnumbering manufacturing in jobs in the region now

4. All of the above. The city is mostly younger college students/grads and empty-nesters. The city is pretty diverse (about 48% White, 38% black, 12% Hispanic, 2% other) while the suburbs are all overwhelmingly white (the most diverse probably being Brighton or Henrietta). The suburbs are mostly young families and elderly retirees.

5. I love living in Rochester; just moved back last year after 13 years away and love how great it feels to be back "home"

6. Rochester isn't for everyone but then again no place is; our winter weather is harsh and our property taxes are high. On the other hand our late spring, summer, and early fall weather is beautiful and the cost of living overall is pretty low. It is what you make of it and it all depends on how YOU feel living here.

do you think the job growth in the health industry is canceling out the decline in manufacturing? In other words, those losing their jobs, are they being replaced?
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