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A Local Perspective

Rochester is a small city on the shores of Lake Ontario. Only New York and Buffalo are larger cities in the state. One of its large claims to fame is low real estate prices compared to the rest of the state, making it appealing to many people who might not have the financial ability to buy a home in some of the other centers.

Rochester actually has an exceedingly good reputation in terms of how livable the city is. It is highly educated, has low unemployment, and is affordable. Somehow, Rochester has managed to find solutions to so many of the problems that plague other American cities. Although there are many major industries in Rochester, optical science and imaging is among the most important. The University of Rochester is the largest employer in the city, and one of its most important bodies is the Institute of Optics.

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Finding a Rochester Apartment

When to search

Yet another urban problem Rochester has overcome involves the availability of rental apartments. Rochester actually has almost double the vacancies of the average American city. This means that as long as you leave yourself a reasonable six weeks to look, you should have no problem finding an apartment.

Searching for an apartment in Rochester can be tough. That's why we scour the web to get all best listings around town. And our team of local experts verify the quality and accuracy of those listings to make sure that you have the best prices, images and information available. So unlike searching for an apartment on Craigslist, you can be sure that Rentable’s Rochester apartment listings are safe, trustworthy and accurate.

How to Search

Finding an apartment can be hard, especially when there are so many choices. With our filters, you can narrow your search by price, floorplan, and amenities. Looking for an apartment building with a fitness center, swimming pool, and easy access to a dog park? We've got you covered.

Staying in the know

Rochester landlords are proud of the fact that their city is recognized as such an excellent place to live. Many feel like they want to do their part to keep it that way, so it is normal to have a significant amount of background inquiries during the process of applying for an apartment. Landlords will want to know your employment and education status, as well as your past rental history.

Life in Rochester


If you need to commute to the suburbs, a car is essential in Rochester. However, the core of the city is very easy to get around by foot for bike. You can also use the bus system to get around, but it is a much slower way to travel. For those who are driving, the "Outer Loop" and "Inner Loop" are a well designed pair of freeways designed to provide easy transportation around the city.

Where to play

There are three waterfalls in the Genesee River Gorge that are very scenic. Hiking Highland Park is also popular with those who enjoy being out of doors. For many years, the largest company in the city was Kodak, and George Eastman House commemorates that founder of that company. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is the former home of the famous activist that has been turned into a museum. There is also a huge festival circuit in Rochester, and you will find events running from May all the way through to October.