Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Rochester, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Rochester neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Rochester are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Rochester for 2018:
- Park Avenue
- Cobbs Hill
- East Avenue
- Homestead Heights
- Corn Hill
Read on to see how we determined the places around Rochester that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Rochester for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Rochester, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 30 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Rochester.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Park Avenue.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Rochester has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Park Avenue
Median Income: $52,651
Median Home Value: $196,564
2. Cobbs Hill
Median Income: $83,224
Median Home Value: $183,550
3. East Avenue
Median Income: $45,774
Median Home Value: $176,290
Median Income: $53,176
Median Home Value: $100,075
Median Income: $58,158
Median Home Value: $133,050
Median Income: $46,788
Median Home Value: $132,200
7. Homestead Heights
Median Income: $47,811
Median Home Value: $77,350
8. Corn Hill
Median Income: $37,588
Median Home Value: $136,233
Median Income: $51,814
Median Home Value: $159,400
Median Income: $40,186
Median Home Value: $119,980
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Rochester
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Rochester where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Rochester:
- Charles House
- Central Business District
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Rochester
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