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Old 02-24-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Most of the apartments in the Park Ave. area are houses reconfigured to apartments, not apartment complexes, although I do know of one on Berkeley St, but not the name unfortunately. The best way to find something is probably craigslist or democratandchronicle.com, and possibly cross-referencing with zillow.com to get a decent idea of how it looks on the outside at least.
Thanks for the info; it seemed like the apartments were once houses.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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Hi!

I agree with the other posters about the apartment situation and the ice. I would also caution you about the drive from the Park Ave area to Ontario. It may not look far, but in the winter, the drive is along some of the snowiest areas because of Lake Ontario. I doubt you want to live out near Ontario, but I want you to be aware of the winter drive. By the way, we moved in August from Rochester to SC and don't miss the winter! We do miss our friends, though!! Enjoy Rochester, it is really a good place to live.
Thanks for the advice, as I am concerned about my commute during the winter months.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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moving to Rochester area...HELP

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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movingdown, Where would you suggest I move to, since the Park Avenue to Ontario commute is bad during the winter months?
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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movingdown, Where would you suggest I move to, since the Park Avenue to Ontario commute is bad during the winter months?
Ah, that is the big decision you have to make. Living on Park Ave./East End/Corn Hill is the best place for someone in their twenties. You will probably be bored in the suburbs. If you are a big boat/water person, you could look at the Irondequoit/Webster area, which would make a little better commute and good access to the city. Living around Ontario will give you nothing to do if you like a social life, but the commute will be cake. Unfortunately, I cannot think of much of a compromise since the only younger places in the suburbs are south of the city around the colleges.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Ah, that is the big decision you have to make. Living on Park Ave./East End/Corn Hill is the best place for someone in their twenties. You will probably be bored in the suburbs. If you are a big boat/water person, you could look at the Irondequoit/Webster area, which would make a little better commute and good access to the city. Living around Ontario will give you nothing to do if you like a social life, but the commute will be cake. Unfortunately, I cannot think of much of a compromise since the only younger places in the suburbs are south of the city around the colleges.
Thanks alot. I was looking into tthe Corn Hill area, since the apartment prices were reasonable.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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movingdown, Where would you suggest I move to, since the Park Avenue to Ontario commute is bad during the winter months?
Sorry, I have not been on here in a few days!

I am afraid I agree with Rochacha's reply to you. Perhaps you need to settle into the Park Avenue area (Corn Hill would be a bit further from Ontario), get to know Rochester and its surrounding suburbs and see how your commute is. I would hate for you to land in a suburb first and be unhappy with life in Rochester. Give it a year and decide at that point if you need to make another move.

Good luck!
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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Default Stick to Suburbs

Personally, I would stick to living in the Suburbs. City is not that great, as crime in Rochester is the highest per capita. As a fellow teacher, I would recommend subbing as it gives you a taste of where you may want to be employed. Brighton and Pittsford are great choices as both are very close to the city (though they may be costly). They also have small town charm, like what you would find in the Hamptons. Village of Pittsford totally reminds me of the Hamptons, with small shops, cozy restaurants and you can even walk to canal and feed the ducks If you really have your heart set on City Living, then I would definitely recommend the Park Avenue area. Cute, trendy and happening kind of place . You can walk to restaurants, shopping, etc. Don't expect anything like Boston though.

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