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246 Apartments for rent in Rochester, NY

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4 Units Available
933 the U
933 University Ave
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
1 Bedroom
$1,995
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
1259 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Brand new, pet-friendly luxury apartments centrally located near everything from the George Eastman Museum to Highland Park. Amenities include a yoga and fitness center, controlled-access buildings, a dog washing station and in-home laundry.
Verified
11 Units Available
Gateway Landing on the Canal
155 Canal Landing Blvd
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,190
976 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
1373 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,745
1451 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Spacious homes just north of Rochester, close to I-39 and Route 104. One-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments come with carpets, ceiling fans and granite counters. Elevator, bike storage, BBQ and grill, and courtyard.
Verified
10 Units Available
Newcastle
176 Kingsberry Dr
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$930
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
958 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Traditional brick architecture highlight this apartment home community in Rochester's Greece neighborhood. Townhomes have private garages. Easy access to I-390 and near major employers like Kodak and the University of Rochester.
Verified
8 Units Available
Greenwood Cove Apartments
50 Fairwood Dr
Rochester, NY
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,205
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,365
1032 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Pet-friendly apartment community featuring biking trails, gazebos and a fitness center. Apartment homes boast in-home laundry, intercom entry and walk-in closets. Near major employers like the University of Rochester and Wegmans.
Verified
5 Units Available
Ethan Pointe Apartments
2299 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,442
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,960
1431 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Residents live in community with pool, fitness center and elevator. Units feature patio or balcony, ice maker and stainless steel appliances. Located in Henrietta, close to shopping, dining and entertainment.
Verified
2 Units Available
Parkway Manor Apartments
32 Portland Pkwy
Rochester, NY
Studio
$1,010
395 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,035
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Pet-friendly apartment community with off-street parking, eat-in kitchens, on-site laundry and extra storage. In Rochester near Irondequoit. Across from Rochester General Hospital with easy access to interstates 390, 490 and 590.
Verified
6 Units Available
Elmwood Terrace
95 Elmwood Ter
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$940
907 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1324 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,730
1427 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
Elmwood Terrace Apartments and Townhomes combine city comforts with the peace and quiet of a country-like setting.
Verified
3 Units Available
Dixon Manor Apartments
2362 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$900
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,145
725 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
In the Finger Lakes Wine Country, near museums, parks and the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Apartment homes range from a studio to two-bedroom apartments, with upgraded kitchens, off-street parking and storage space.
Verified
3 Units Available
Lake Vista Apartments
30 Lake Vista Ct
Rochester, NY | Charlotte
1 Bedroom
$955
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 01:42 PM
This pet-friendly property offers one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents have access to the onsite pool, sundeck and community center. Select units have breakfast bars and hardwood flooring. Convenient to Northgate Plaza.
Verified
18 Units Available
Bennington Hills
340 Bennington Hills Ct
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,150
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,267
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 19 at 12:06 PM
Bennington Hills Apartments is located in West Henrietta New York. Our unique apartment homes feature "New England Style" decor.
Verified
6 Units Available
Greystone Apartments & Townhomes
177 Greystone Ln
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$956
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,205
1137 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,661
1200 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 03:20 PM
Are you looking for a great deal in Brighton, NY? Look no further than Greystone Apartments and Townhomes! We thought of everything you need for comfortable apartment living all in a convenient location.
Verified
10 Units Available
Greece Commons
100 Andover St
Rochester, NY
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$875
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$969
859 sqft
Last updated January 18 at 03:20 PM
Welcome to the comforts of home in a great suburban location in the town of Greece! You have stumbled upon Greece Commons! Our quaint community provides a pleasant atmosphere and plenty of green space while keeping residents close to the necessities.
1 Unit Available
610 East Avenue
610 East Avenue
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
1 Bedroom
$920
694 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 02:21 PM
Spacious one bedroom apartment on East Avenue with OFF STREET PARKING! Bright open kitchen with hardwoods throughout unit. Heat included in rent. Appliances include: microwave, disposal, dishwasher, refrigerator and oven.
1 Unit Available
359 Alexander Street
359 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$995
1000 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 01:50 PM
Multiple units available. These units were recently renovated with new flooring, paint and kitchen cabinets. Your steps from the very popular East Ave and Alexander Area. As mentioned above, the heat is included.
1 Unit Available
1314 Park Avenue
1314 Park Avenue
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1200 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 12:17 PM
Unit type: Apartment; Number of bedrooms: 2; Number of bathrooms: 1; Square footage: 1200; Parking: 1 Car Outdoor Parking; Monthly rent: $1300.00; IMRID25355
1 Unit Available
217 Magee Ave Up
217 Magee Avenue
Rochester, NY | Maplewood
1 Bedroom
$675
700 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 12:15 PM
Nicely renovated upstairs unit. Very spacious throughout. Kitchen and bath are new. Laundry hook ups in basement. Off street parking. Tenant responsible for gas and electric.
1 Unit Available
337 University Avenue - 1A
337 University Avenue
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$2,570
1316 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 12:15 PM
Apartment 1A features a large 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom + Study floor plan, a private deck to the community micropark, concrete floors, dimmable LED lighting, industrial chic design, a chef's kitchen complete with a bar area and wine fridge, southern
1 Unit Available
26 Menlo Place
26 Menlo Place
Rochester, NY | Highland
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1496 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
Great Mt. Hope Area Townhome! - Adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome ready for a new tenant. Great layout, large rooms. Finished basement.
1 Unit Available
4 Durgin Street, Rochester, NY, USA UP
4 Durgin Street
Rochester, NY | Upper Falls
2 Bedrooms
$775
950 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
Spacious-Beautiful-UP STAIRS-- 2 Bedroom Apartment - Property Id: 474995 We do not accept applications online, nor do we charge a $45 application fee. We accept applications at showing only. The fee is $15.
1 Unit Available
53 Carthage St.
53 Carthage Street
Rochester, NY | Group 14621
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1423 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
53 Carthage St. Available 03/01/21 Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath Single Family Home! - Beautiful single family home located off Conkey Ave, with 3 cozy bedrooms, a spacious full bath and a half bath.
1 Unit Available
235 Glide St
235 Glide Street
Rochester, NY | United Neighbors Together
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1020 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
Fully update Single Family House, with Fenced in yard! - This fully renovated home has a completely updated kitchen and bath as well as refinished floors and a full basement with laundry hook-ups. Decorative trim and re-finished floors thru-out.
1 Unit Available
132 Anthony St.
132 Anthony Street
Rochester, NY | 19th Ward
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1260 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
132 Anthony St. Available 02/01/21 3 Bedroom Single Family Home! - Single family home for rent located at 132 Anthony St, located off Post Ave. **Available for a target move in of 2/1/21 *date subject to change** ONE YEAR lease initially required.
1 Unit Available
60 Cimarron Drive
60 Cimarron Drive
Rochester, NY | Strong
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
900 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
3-Bedroom Single-Family Ranch - Close to UofR/Strong! - Check out this charming 3-bedroom ranch home that's close to everything and ready for move in.
1 Unit Available
120 Strong St.
120 Strong Street
Rochester, NY | Group 14621
6 Bedrooms
$1,500
1964 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:06 AM
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City Guide

Rochester
Whether you’re relocating to Rochester to educate that big brain of yours at U Rochester, climbing the company ladder with Kodak, or simply searching for the abominable snowman who’s said to reside here during the bitterly cold and snowy winter months, Rochester has a warm abode for you somewhere, and we’re here to help you find it. Rochester is a young, small city of 200,000 located in upstate New York (yes, there are OTHER cities in this state), where your dollar will stretch quite a bit fu...
Whether you’re relocating to Rochester to educate that big brain of yours at U Rochester, climbing the company ladder with Kodak, or simply searching for the abominable snowman who’s said to reside here during the bitterly cold and snowy winter months, Rochester has a warm abode for you somewhere, and we’re here to help you find it. Rochester is a young, small city of 200,000 located in upstate New York (yes, there are OTHER cities in this state), where your dollar will stretch quite a bit fu...
Pack Your Fancy Pants

If you like living in mansions (and who doesn’t?), the Park Avenue district is for you. This sought- after historical area is where all the old money lived and, thankfully, left their digs. The great thing about it, for you at least, is that Rochester has an affinity for converting old, large houses into a handful of smaller apartment units. So you actually CAN live in a mansion starting at a measly $700/1BR – if that’s how you roll (Note: Butler service is not included.). That same $700 can also get you a studio apartment in a five story high-rise, the other popular rental housing option here, and both will put you in close proximity to museums, galleries, boutiques and other shi-shi nightlife options. If you’re an upwardly mobile professional, the Park Ave area is the first place you should look.

Pack Your Fancy Pants
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If you like living in mansions (and who doesn’t?), the Park Avenue district is for you. This sought- after historical area is where all the old money lived and, thankfully, left their digs. The great thing about it, for you at least, is that Rochester has an affinity for converting old, large houses into a handful of smaller apartment units. So you actually CAN live in a mansion starting at a measly $700/1BR – if that’s how you roll (Note: Butler service is not included.). That same $700 can also get you a studio apartment in a five story high-rise, the other popular rental housing option here, and both will put you in close proximity to museums, galleries, boutiques and other shi-shi nightlife options. If you’re an upwardly mobile professional, the Park Ave area is the first place you should look.

Don’t Forget Your Skinny Jeans

If you like to hit the books hard and the bars harder, however, South Wedge is probably more your style. Thisy area is the up and coming spot for Rochester. Hip and edgy, South Wedge is located just south of downtown and offers less expensive accommodations than Park Ave, but a plethora of amenities. The city newspaper runs a “Best Of” contest every year and South Wedge won all of them last year. And by “all”, I mean all. Best bars, best neighborhood, best coffee, best salons…apparently South Wedge is the best. There are fewer studio options here, but plenty of converted houses (sorry, no mansions) and 1-2BR options, typically starting at around $500. If you want to double up on the roomies and don’t need a lot of space, room shares can be had for as little as $350. South Wedge is understandably popular with university students, and living here will put you around a 10-minute walk to campus or an even shorter bike or bus ride. South Wedge is also home to the city’s famous Public Market – “Farmer’s” market is bad form - that serves as a community meeting ground and all-around shopper’s paradise. In short, for South Wedge, cool people only need apply.

Don’t Forget Your Skinny Jeans
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If you like to hit the books hard and the bars harder, however, South Wedge is probably more your style. Thisy area is the up and coming spot for Rochester. Hip and edgy, South Wedge is located just south of downtown and offers less expensive accommodations than Park Ave, but a plethora of amenities. The city newspaper runs a “Best Of” contest every year and South Wedge won all of them last year. And by “all”, I mean all. Best bars, best neighborhood, best coffee, best salons…apparently South Wedge is the best. There are fewer studio options here, but plenty of converted houses (sorry, no mansions) and 1-2BR options, typically starting at around $500. If you want to double up on the roomies and don’t need a lot of space, room shares can be had for as little as $350. South Wedge is understandably popular with university students, and living here will put you around a 10-minute walk to campus or an even shorter bike or bus ride. South Wedge is also home to the city’s famous Public Market – “Farmer’s” market is bad form - that serves as a community meeting ground and all-around shopper’s paradise. In short, for South Wedge, cool people only need apply.

Excuse me, is that Armani?

Rochester’s residential streets aren’t for everyone, and for those people, there’s the East End. Rochester’s downtown living area retains a more urban feel with lofts and penthouses in high-rises; and if you just relocated from Manhattan, or simply enjoy a walking city, this area is for you. Arts and Entertainment options abound here, so you can walk to your fancy corporate job in the morning and enjoy a four star meal and violin concerto at the Eastman Theater on the way home. Apartment prices vary tremendously depending on what you’re looking for, and while converted homes and apartment complexes are still available here, that fancy penthouse can set you back as much as $1500 a month. But you can’t put a price on culture, right?

Excuse me, is that Armani?
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Rochester’s residential streets aren’t for everyone, and for those people, there’s the East End. Rochester’s downtown living area retains a more urban feel with lofts and penthouses in high-rises; and if you just relocated from Manhattan, or simply enjoy a walking city, this area is for you. Arts and Entertainment options abound here, so you can walk to your fancy corporate job in the morning and enjoy a four star meal and violin concerto at the Eastman Theater on the way home. Apartment prices vary tremendously depending on what you’re looking for, and while converted homes and apartment complexes are still available here, that fancy penthouse can set you back as much as $1500 a month. But you can’t put a price on culture, right?

Mom Jeans and Polyester Trousers

Homes are extremely reasonable here, and this picturesque suburban living can be yours for around $1000/3br home. For the retirement-minded, Rochester proper offers a number of seniors-only apartment buildings near the river with community activities and a multitude of options to keep your ticker, well, ticking.

Mom Jeans and Polyester Trousers
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Homes are extremely reasonable here, and this picturesque suburban living can be yours for around $1000/3br home. For the retirement-minded, Rochester proper offers a number of seniors-only apartment buildings near the river with community activities and a multitude of options to keep your ticker, well, ticking.

It’s HOW cold?!?

In case you weren’t aware, upstate New York gets cold. Very cold. Your heating bill can easily climb into the stratosphere during the winter months, but some apartment offerings include heat, which will obviously make a huge difference in your monthly costs. When apartment shopping, be absolutely sure if heat is or is not included in your monthly bill. You can also ask RG&E for the recorded average heating costs associated with any place you’re considering, too. As for other major caveats, renting in Rochester is honestly pretty straightforward. Typical standards apply here, so you’ll probably need references, verification of employment or a background check and potentially a $25 application fee. Leases for the academic year are sometimes available owing to the university population, but otherwise the standard one year leasing applies.

It’s HOW cold?!?
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In case you weren’t aware, upstate New York gets cold. Very cold. Your heating bill can easily climb into the stratosphere during the winter months, but some apartment offerings include heat, which will obviously make a huge difference in your monthly costs. When apartment shopping, be absolutely sure if heat is or is not included in your monthly bill. You can also ask RG&E for the recorded average heating costs associated with any place you’re considering, too. As for other major caveats, renting in Rochester is honestly pretty straightforward. Typical standards apply here, so you’ll probably need references, verification of employment or a background check and potentially a $25 application fee. Leases for the academic year are sometimes available owing to the university population, but otherwise the standard one year leasing applies.

Stop. Go.

Rochester, like much of the rest of upstate NY, is a picturesque place, and its proximity to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal and of course the beautiful Genesee River that bisects the city makes enjoying the outdoors easy. Small parks dot the rest of the city and bikes are welcome here. Bus routes are also thorough and a good option for commuting downtown or to the university, but in general, cars are the go-to option. Parking isn’t a huge problem, but it’s a good idea to verify if it’s available in your apartment search, especially if you’re leaning towards high-rise living.

Stop. Go.
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Rochester, like much of the rest of upstate NY, is a picturesque place, and its proximity to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal and of course the beautiful Genesee River that bisects the city makes enjoying the outdoors easy. Small parks dot the rest of the city and bikes are welcome here. Bus routes are also thorough and a good option for commuting downtown or to the university, but in general, cars are the go-to option. Parking isn’t a huge problem, but it’s a good idea to verify if it’s available in your apartment search, especially if you’re leaning towards high-rise living.

There You Have it.

Rochester offers a lot of things for a lot of different people, and almost always at an incredibly reasonable price. Whether you need a high-rise penthouse to make your friends jealous or a funky studio in a converted Victorian home to go with your hipster pocket square, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your style. So pack your respective pants and get out there!

There You Have it.
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Rochester offers a lot of things for a lot of different people, and almost always at an incredibly reasonable price. Whether you need a high-rise penthouse to make your friends jealous or a funky studio in a converted Victorian home to go with your hipster pocket square, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your style. So pack your respective pants and get out there!

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City Guide

Rochester
Whether you’re relocating to Rochester to educate that big brain of yours at U Rochester, climbing the company ladder with Kodak, or simply searching for the abominable snowman who’s said to reside here during the bitterly cold and snowy winter months, Rochester has a warm abode for you somewhere, and we’re here to help you find it. Rochester is a young, small city of 200,000 located in upstate New York (yes, there are OTHER cities in this state), where your dollar will stretch quite a bit fu...
Whether you’re relocating to Rochester to educate that big brain of yours at U Rochester, climbing the company ladder with Kodak, or simply searching for the abominable snowman who’s said to reside here during the bitterly cold and snowy winter months, Rochester has a warm abode for you somewhere, and we’re here to help you find it. Rochester is a young, small city of 200,000 located in upstate New York (yes, there are OTHER cities in this state), where your dollar will stretch quite a bit fu...
Pack Your Fancy Pants

If you like living in mansions (and who doesn’t?), the Park Avenue district is for you. This sought- after historical area is where all the old money lived and, thankfully, left their digs. The great thing about it, for you at least, is that Rochester has an affinity for converting old, large houses into a handful of smaller apartment units. So you actually CAN live in a mansion starting at a measly $700/1BR – if that’s how you roll (Note: Butler service is not included.). That same $700 can also get you a studio apartment in a five story high-rise, the other popular rental housing option here, and both will put you in close proximity to museums, galleries, boutiques and other shi-shi nightlife options. If you’re an upwardly mobile professional, the Park Ave area is the first place you should look.

Pack Your Fancy Pants
+

If you like living in mansions (and who doesn’t?), the Park Avenue district is for you. This sought- after historical area is where all the old money lived and, thankfully, left their digs. The great thing about it, for you at least, is that Rochester has an affinity for converting old, large houses into a handful of smaller apartment units. So you actually CAN live in a mansion starting at a measly $700/1BR – if that’s how you roll (Note: Butler service is not included.). That same $700 can also get you a studio apartment in a five story high-rise, the other popular rental housing option here, and both will put you in close proximity to museums, galleries, boutiques and other shi-shi nightlife options. If you’re an upwardly mobile professional, the Park Ave area is the first place you should look.

Don’t Forget Your Skinny Jeans

If you like to hit the books hard and the bars harder, however, South Wedge is probably more your style. Thisy area is the up and coming spot for Rochester. Hip and edgy, South Wedge is located just south of downtown and offers less expensive accommodations than Park Ave, but a plethora of amenities. The city newspaper runs a “Best Of” contest every year and South Wedge won all of them last year. And by “all”, I mean all. Best bars, best neighborhood, best coffee, best salons…apparently South Wedge is the best. There are fewer studio options here, but plenty of converted houses (sorry, no mansions) and 1-2BR options, typically starting at around $500. If you want to double up on the roomies and don’t need a lot of space, room shares can be had for as little as $350. South Wedge is understandably popular with university students, and living here will put you around a 10-minute walk to campus or an even shorter bike or bus ride. South Wedge is also home to the city’s famous Public Market – “Farmer’s” market is bad form - that serves as a community meeting ground and all-around shopper’s paradise. In short, for South Wedge, cool people only need apply.

Don’t Forget Your Skinny Jeans
+

If you like to hit the books hard and the bars harder, however, South Wedge is probably more your style. Thisy area is the up and coming spot for Rochester. Hip and edgy, South Wedge is located just south of downtown and offers less expensive accommodations than Park Ave, but a plethora of amenities. The city newspaper runs a “Best Of” contest every year and South Wedge won all of them last year. And by “all”, I mean all. Best bars, best neighborhood, best coffee, best salons…apparently South Wedge is the best. There are fewer studio options here, but plenty of converted houses (sorry, no mansions) and 1-2BR options, typically starting at around $500. If you want to double up on the roomies and don’t need a lot of space, room shares can be had for as little as $350. South Wedge is understandably popular with university students, and living here will put you around a 10-minute walk to campus or an even shorter bike or bus ride. South Wedge is also home to the city’s famous Public Market – “Farmer’s” market is bad form - that serves as a community meeting ground and all-around shopper’s paradise. In short, for South Wedge, cool people only need apply.

Excuse me, is that Armani?

Rochester’s residential streets aren’t for everyone, and for those people, there’s the East End. Rochester’s downtown living area retains a more urban feel with lofts and penthouses in high-rises; and if you just relocated from Manhattan, or simply enjoy a walking city, this area is for you. Arts and Entertainment options abound here, so you can walk to your fancy corporate job in the morning and enjoy a four star meal and violin concerto at the Eastman Theater on the way home. Apartment prices vary tremendously depending on what you’re looking for, and while converted homes and apartment complexes are still available here, that fancy penthouse can set you back as much as $1500 a month. But you can’t put a price on culture, right?

Excuse me, is that Armani?
+

Rochester’s residential streets aren’t for everyone, and for those people, there’s the East End. Rochester’s downtown living area retains a more urban feel with lofts and penthouses in high-rises; and if you just relocated from Manhattan, or simply enjoy a walking city, this area is for you. Arts and Entertainment options abound here, so you can walk to your fancy corporate job in the morning and enjoy a four star meal and violin concerto at the Eastman Theater on the way home. Apartment prices vary tremendously depending on what you’re looking for, and while converted homes and apartment complexes are still available here, that fancy penthouse can set you back as much as $1500 a month. But you can’t put a price on culture, right?

Mom Jeans and Polyester Trousers

Homes are extremely reasonable here, and this picturesque suburban living can be yours for around $1000/3br home. For the retirement-minded, Rochester proper offers a number of seniors-only apartment buildings near the river with community activities and a multitude of options to keep your ticker, well, ticking.

Mom Jeans and Polyester Trousers
+

Homes are extremely reasonable here, and this picturesque suburban living can be yours for around $1000/3br home. For the retirement-minded, Rochester proper offers a number of seniors-only apartment buildings near the river with community activities and a multitude of options to keep your ticker, well, ticking.

It’s HOW cold?!?

In case you weren’t aware, upstate New York gets cold. Very cold. Your heating bill can easily climb into the stratosphere during the winter months, but some apartment offerings include heat, which will obviously make a huge difference in your monthly costs. When apartment shopping, be absolutely sure if heat is or is not included in your monthly bill. You can also ask RG&E for the recorded average heating costs associated with any place you’re considering, too. As for other major caveats, renting in Rochester is honestly pretty straightforward. Typical standards apply here, so you’ll probably need references, verification of employment or a background check and potentially a $25 application fee. Leases for the academic year are sometimes available owing to the university population, but otherwise the standard one year leasing applies.

It’s HOW cold?!?
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In case you weren’t aware, upstate New York gets cold. Very cold. Your heating bill can easily climb into the stratosphere during the winter months, but some apartment offerings include heat, which will obviously make a huge difference in your monthly costs. When apartment shopping, be absolutely sure if heat is or is not included in your monthly bill. You can also ask RG&E for the recorded average heating costs associated with any place you’re considering, too. As for other major caveats, renting in Rochester is honestly pretty straightforward. Typical standards apply here, so you’ll probably need references, verification of employment or a background check and potentially a $25 application fee. Leases for the academic year are sometimes available owing to the university population, but otherwise the standard one year leasing applies.

Stop. Go.

Rochester, like much of the rest of upstate NY, is a picturesque place, and its proximity to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal and of course the beautiful Genesee River that bisects the city makes enjoying the outdoors easy. Small parks dot the rest of the city and bikes are welcome here. Bus routes are also thorough and a good option for commuting downtown or to the university, but in general, cars are the go-to option. Parking isn’t a huge problem, but it’s a good idea to verify if it’s available in your apartment search, especially if you’re leaning towards high-rise living.

Stop. Go.
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Rochester, like much of the rest of upstate NY, is a picturesque place, and its proximity to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal and of course the beautiful Genesee River that bisects the city makes enjoying the outdoors easy. Small parks dot the rest of the city and bikes are welcome here. Bus routes are also thorough and a good option for commuting downtown or to the university, but in general, cars are the go-to option. Parking isn’t a huge problem, but it’s a good idea to verify if it’s available in your apartment search, especially if you’re leaning towards high-rise living.

There You Have it.

Rochester offers a lot of things for a lot of different people, and almost always at an incredibly reasonable price. Whether you need a high-rise penthouse to make your friends jealous or a funky studio in a converted Victorian home to go with your hipster pocket square, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your style. So pack your respective pants and get out there!

There You Have it.
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Rochester offers a lot of things for a lot of different people, and almost always at an incredibly reasonable price. Whether you need a high-rise penthouse to make your friends jealous or a funky studio in a converted Victorian home to go with your hipster pocket square, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your style. So pack your respective pants and get out there!

Rochester Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how Rochester ranks on:

B
Overall satisfaction
C
Safety and crime rate
C
Jobs and career opportunities
B-
Recreational activities
B
Affordability
B
Quality of schools
C+
Social Life
B
Commute time
C
Public transit
B
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Rochester’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Rochester renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "As with other cities in New York, weather and state and local taxes are a source of dissatisfaction for Rochester renters."

Key Findings in Rochester include the following:

  • Rochester renters gave their city a B overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Rochester were commute time, quality of local schools, pet-friendliness and affordability, which all received B grades.
  • The areas of concern to Rochester renters are weather and state and local taxes, which both received scores of F.
  • Rochester millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
  • Rochester did relatively well compared to other cities in New York like Buffalo (F), Syracuse (F) and New York City (C+).
  • Rochester did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.
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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Rochester’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Rochester renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

View full Rochester Renter Survey

Here’s how Rochester ranks on:

B
Overall satisfaction
C
Safety and crime rate
C
Jobs and career opportunities
B-
Recreational activities
B
Affordability
B
Quality of schools
C+
Social Life
B
Commute time
C
Public transit
B
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Rochester’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Rochester renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "As with other cities in New York, weather and state and local taxes are a source of dissatisfaction for Rochester renters."

Key Findings in Rochester include the following:

  • Rochester renters gave their city a B overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Rochester were commute time, quality of local schools, pet-friendliness and affordability, which all received B grades.
  • The areas of concern to Rochester renters are weather and state and local taxes, which both received scores of F.
  • Rochester millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
  • Rochester did relatively well compared to other cities in New York like Buffalo (F), Syracuse (F) and New York City (C+).
  • Rochester did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.