East Rochester is home to some fine Italian restaurants. It is for this reason that some locals call it Rochester's "Little Italy." Grab a pie (pizza, that is) in this quaint taste of Italy.
The coterminous town and village has a population of about 6,587, it was previously called the Village of Despatch. It lies southeast of the City of Rochester in Monroe County. East Rochester is bordered by Pittsford to the west and Perinton to the east. The southern part is demarcated by the New York State Route 31F. The area is usually cloudy and snowy due to its proximity to Lake Ontario, the locals call this phenomenon the ''Lake Effect."
Moving to East Rochester
East Rochester, is well known for being a renter's paradise, and the area is walkable. Properties are typically small and closely knit. Unlike adjacent towns such as Penfield, East Rochester and Fairport, East Rochester brandishes distinctive village settings.
The village's median house value stands below average and so does its mean monthly house rentals value. However, monthly homeowner costs (with mortgage) are on the end of somewhat undesirable; whereas those without mortgage hover around the mid-range. It is relatively easy to find attainable apartments for rent.
East Rochester Neighborhoods
Suburban areas on the southern side of Commercial Street are known for their upmarket properties and welcoming community atmosphere. Although these sections of East Rochester are not as plush as in Pittsford, you'll find many exquisite homes. Architectural styles in the area range from Tudor revival designs, Victorians to bungalows with stunning woodwork.
Residents of East Rochester enjoy friendly communities, beautiful parks, and a great variety of restaurants. Some of the well-known restaurants include Perlo's, Good Smoke BBQ, Rubino's, Bistro 135, New Yorkers Pancake & Grill, Northside Inn and Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar.
Garfield: This beautiful neighborhood features large two-story homes. The area is quiet and walkable. It is within walking distance of top restaurant establishments such as New Yorkers Pancake & Grill and Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar. The same applies to the Edmund Lyon Park.
Magnolia: This tree-lined area is perfect for both families and singles. It's filled with two-story American Foursquare and Victorian-style homes. Residents of this neighborhood enjoy easy access to two municipal recreational parks: Northside Park and Spring Lake Park.
Top Apartment Communities
East Rochester boasts some quality apartment complexes whose amenities are designed to satisfy different tastes or preferences.
Woodland Estates: This upmarket apartment community is located within walking distance from Eastview Mall on Gleason Circle. It offers 960-square-footapart two-bedroom apartments for rent known as Model 2A for reasonable amounts per month. Amenities include air conditioning, dishwasher, large storage space, picnic area, parking lot and communal playground. The properties were developed using an open floor plan and comprise generous living/dining room space. Woodland Estates is set on wooded surroundings and offers residents two private entrances (front and back).
Concrest Park: This apartment complex in East Rochester is located off West Commercial Street, it was developed in the 1920s by Kate Gleason. The apartments were built using concrete. The residents of Concrest Park make use of winding one-way roads and private parking as well as lush community playgrounds. There are a wide variety of one-bedroom apartments for rent.
Living in East Rochester
The Local History Room collects historical data about East Rochester. It stores over 5,000 photos, yearbooks, family biographies and newspaper snippets in a database. Residents can access this information at various locations.
The village is served by regular bus and train services and the average travel time is lower when compared to the New York average. The majority of residents prefer using private transport, and some travel around town as part of a carpool. A small percentage of locals actually telecommute.
A dual track rail line runs through the village from east to west. The CSX Transportation Rochester Subdivision line splits the area into two. At least three major highways flow into the vicinity of East Rochester, these include NY State Route 940U (West Commercial Street), State Route 153 (Washington Street) and NY 31F (Fairport Road).
The East Rochester public library is a well-stocked facility offering reference services, computer assistance and over 40,000 print materials. It also features a fully equipped computers section with Internet access. Members of the public are allowed to use the library's printing and copying services.