Education / Graduate Education / PhD Programs / Statistics / Faculty & Students / Student Perspectives / Life in Rochester Life in Rochester What is it like to live in Rochester, New York? "Rochester is close to so many things for outdoor adventurers! There are miles of biking and running along the Erie Canal and several parks for hiking. The Finger Lakes are just a short drive away, and you can get to the Adirondack Mountains very easily." "It is a living-cost-friendly place, which is also within reasonable distance to major cities like New York City, Boston, Toronto, etc." "Rochester has a lot of festivals. The Lilac Festival is one of best events in Rochester. There are also many concerts and shows downtown." "I'm enjoying all of the unique places to eat around Rochester." "My favorite things about Rochester are the natural wonders! There are many places for hiking, camping, and swimming." "Rochester is a great place to live and, since its small, the price of living isn't super high!" "Rochester has a lot to offer: From the Memorial Art Gallery to world renowned performers at the Eastman School of Music and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; from wonderful parks surrounding this area to an indoor butterfly garden…The area is special." "I really like the fresh air and wonderful summer." "It is so beautiful here and there are many things to do outside. There are many places to go hiking, kayaking, biking, visit festivals, etc." "My favorite things about Rochester are Bristol Mountain where you can ski during winter, Mendon Ponds Park where you can enjoy starry skies during summer, the beautiful Lake Ontario and Genesee River, and the IMAX movie theater." "We usually have a cool Summer and colorful Fall. When the snow starts falling and everywhere becomes white, the view is gorgeous." "It's a good city for young professionals and the craft beer scene supports it!" "One of my favorite things about living in Rochester is being able to explore all of the festivals that are held throughout the year." "My favorite things about Rochester are the Strong Museum of Play and all the breweries." "Fall in Rochester is absolutely beautiful." "Rochester is home to Wegmans, the best grocery store in the world!" "Summer in Rochester is great. There are a lot of nearby hiking places, nice and friendly people, and a lot of events on campus with free food." "I do enjoy the peaceful and easy life in Rochester. Life is so convenient here, not far away from the airport, not far away from grocery stores, and also not far away from some Asian food restaurants and movie theaters. Even the world famous Niagara Falls is just around 90 miles away."