Living in Rochester
Encompassing the Genesee River and six waterfalls, the City of Rochester is an urban center for 1 million people with vibrant and easygoing suburbs. The city’s hotspots include the Memorial Art Gallery, Kodak Hall, three professional sports venues, the National Museum of Play, and the George Eastman Photography Museum.
Rochester fostered the motion picture film industry, abolition, and the women’s rights movement. Residents have easy access to Lake Ontario beaches, Erie Canal recreation, and a vast greenbelt of gardens, parks, and summer festivals. The city is home to the country's premier Supermarket (Wegmans), many popular sports teams (Red Wings baseball, Amerks hockey, Rhinos soccer), art (The Memorial Art Gallery) and music (Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Annual Jazz Festival), as well as professional local and national programs on stage (GEVA Theatre).
At a Glance