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.