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Simply put, Rochester is a delightfully medium-sized "big city," with many of the benefits and few of the disadvantages of an urban center. It boasts more money managers per capita than any American metropolis except New York City. It offers some of the most appealing and affordable housing in the country—not to mention an extensive and highly regarded parks system, and five nationally ranked high schools.


As a community, Rochester consistently performs among the very best in charitable giving, community investment, low unemployment, violent and property crime rates, recreation, education, housing, health care, and other quality-of-life measures.  Whether you’re single or married with children, Rochester is an ideal “home” – providing what you need, as well as what you like, as you fulfill your residency or fellowship requirements at URMC.