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City Neighborhoods, Housing & More


A City of Neighborhoods

With pictures and maps for guidance, visit Rochester's neighborhoods. We boast the best of urban living: porches for sitting, sidewalks for walking to local shopping and schools and outstanding architecture.

Houses for Sale

For an up-to-date view of houses for sale in Rochester, visit Rochester City Living, an easy-to-navigate website where you can search for the house of your dreams by neighborhood, price, number of bedrooms and other attributes.

5 Good Reasons to Choose Rochester

Charm. Community. Culture. Convenience. Affordability. We challenge you to find another city with Rochester's quality of life that is more affordable.

Deciding to Buy

Several factors must be considered when making a decision to buy a house. Become an informed consumer and learn more about the home-buying process. Or, find places to rent.

Our Historic Places

Rochester's historic neighborhoods offer something for every taste and budget. Find out the facts about National Register districts and local preservation districts in the City of Rochester. Explore books, prints, gifts and more on Rochester, or consider taking one of these tours. And, visit the Landmark Society, one of the country's oldest and largest preservation organizations.

City Housing Programs

The City of Rochester funds several programs to assist people who would like to buy a house. For real bargains in city property, check out the periodic City Real Estate Auction/Sales.