Welcome to Rochester!
Acknowledging that life is not all work and no play, our residents frequently get together outside of the hospital for fun and relaxation. Right next to the hospital is College Town, which provides an easy after-work dinner or drink. Our social committee plans monthly activities inviting all of our trainees to participate in. We have attended AHL hockey and Triple A baseball games, went apple picking and pumpkin carving on the shores of Lake Ontario with a bonfire blazing, monthly movie & pizza nights, potluck dinners and random happy hours. The greater Rochester area boast a wide-variety of activities – enough for everyone to fall in love with Rochester!
Did you know that Rochester was ranked number one among metropolitan areas having the best quality of life in the nation and ranked as the 6th best place to live in America?
Are you a sports fan? We are rated the best minor league sports city in the United States. Some of our professional sports teams include the Red Wings (baseball), Amerks (hockey), Knighthawks (lacrosse), Rhinos (soccer), RazorSharks (basketball) and WNY Flash (women's soccer) with Rochester's own Olympic medalist, Abby Wambach. Rochester is a regular stop for the LPGA and nationwide golf circuits, having hosted the U.S. Open, the Ryder Cup, and the PGA Championship.
Do you have a family or just love to play like a kid? Rochester is host to an array of museums, including the acclaimed Strong National Museum of Play, Seneca Park Zoo, Sea Breeze Water and Amusement Park which offer family friendly activities.
If you love the outdoors, you will love Rochester! The scenic Erie Canal winds across Rochester, with trails for hiking and biking. To the north of Rochester is Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes (and their ubiquitous wine tours!) are within a two hour drive. Letchworth State Park, renowned as the Grand Canyon of the East, is close by, as are ski resorts and water parks.
Do you just want to hang out and have fun? The local night life, both cultural and contemporary is rich and varied; festivals are a must for the avid Rochesterian, with numerous regional and street festivals, all kicked off by the Lilac Festival in early May.
These are just some reasons why enterprises like Child Magazine, Sperling's Best Places and Places Rated Almanac and others call Rochester one of the most livable cities in the nation. There truly is a reason for every season in Rochester.