Friday, March 31, 2017

Breakfast in Rochester

I recently asked my buddies on Facebook where to go for the best breakfast in Rochester.  The recommendations came in fast and furious and so I decided to check out some of the recommendations.  

This morning I headed just a few block from where I live to the South Wedge Diner, located at 880 S. Clinton Ave.  It was a rainy, dreary day in Rochester and a warm breakfast just seemed a good way to break the mood.  There was a nice sized crowd there (although many had left by the time I took the photo) but the place is big enough that it didn't feel crowded or noisy.  And lots of windows let in natural light, even though it was dreary outside.

Friends had suggested their omelets and so I went for it!  I had a spinach, tomato & cheddar cheese omelet and it was outstanding.    

South Wedge diner opens at 7 am seven days a week but on Sunday's their menu is limited to breakfast food.  If today's meal was typical, I'll be back.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Student Housing in the White Coat Neighborhood

Last week it was 70 degrees out and today there is more than 2 feet of snow on the ground.  That is typical March in Rochester, NY.  And while the weather is not predictable, one thing you can count on..... a new crop of smart, young doctors canvassing the Rochester area looking for a place to live while they complete their residency at the Strong Medical Center.

Many of them end up in the Rochester's White Coat Village, which is named for the many medical professionals that choose to live there to be close enough to walk to the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Besides being close to the hospital, this neighborhood is bordered to the south by the Erie Canal that features a great walking and biking path and is less than a mile to City Gate, a brand new shopping and dining center.  To the west, there is the Genesee River that boast the River Walk Trail that offers a biking and walking trail to the north through downtown Rochester, past several gorgeous waterfalls and ends up at Lake Ontario.  Across the River is the Genesee Waterways Center that offers canoe and kayak rentals.  

Just north of the neighborhood is College Town, a mixed use district with loft apartments, fine dining, puts and shopping.  During the summer months, College Town provides free live concerts and outdoor movies.

Also close by are two beautiful parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.  To the west, Genesee Valley Park has two golf courses, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and picnic shelters.  Highland Park, located to the east, is home to more than 1,200 lilac bushes, plus Warner Castle with a sunken garden and Lamberton Conservatory.  

With so much to do, it is no wonder that the White Coat Neighborhood is a very popular place to live.  There is great demand on the local real estate market.  For more information about living in the White Coat Village, contact Mary Shelsby with ReMax Realty Group at 585-414-5513.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Happy New Year Rochester

What Attracts Me to Rochester

I came to Rochester in 1988 for a job, but there are many things that keep me here:

R for Redwings, Rhinos, Amerks, Razor Sharks, Knighthawks, Flash and the Raiders. We love our sports!

O for Olmsted designed parks, such as Highland Park, Genesee Valley Park, Seneca Park, Maplewood Park, plus the smaller Jones Square and Brown Square.

C for Cultural Activities including the RPO, Broadway Theater League, GEVA Theater, Garth Fagan, the Memorial Art Gallery as well as top-class art festivals throughout the summer.

H for Housing Stock. Rochester features beautiful homes and is one of the most affordable cities in North America.

E for Easy Commutes. You can get from one end of town to the other in 15 minutes flat. Literally!

S for Summer. Nowhere else has more comfortable summers than Rochester. July, the warmest month, has an average high of 81 comfortable degrees.

T for Tourist Attractions second to none, such as Strong Museum of Play, George Eastman House, Xerox Jazz Festival, ArtWalk, Genesee Country Village and the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.

E for the Erie Canal, the Genesee River, Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay and the beautiful Finger Lakes. All beautiful waterways that weave through our region.

R for Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, plus several first rate smaller colleges such as St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College and Roberts Weslyen College all contributing to the area being recognized as an international center of higher education.