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Last updated April 19 2019 at 3:42 AM
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The Linc
183 East Main Street
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
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1 Bedroom
$1,185
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
Unique apartments within an historic building. Right in the heart of downtown Rochester. Homes feature stainless steel appliances, elegant tile backsplash and large windows. Community amenities include a pet grooming station and rooftop terrace.
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Ellison Heights
1 Shady Run Ln
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$1,400
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
Stylish apartments with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy use of the fitness center and pool when free. Close to shopping and dining at Panorama Plaza. Minutes from I-490.
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Imperial North
4672 Dewey Ave
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
Studio
$603
1 Bedroom
$681
2 Bedrooms
$933
Luxurious units include garbage disposal, central air conditioning and dining room. Community features sun deck, swing set, tennis court and pool. Close to downtown Rochester and restaurants such as Famous Dave's or Benucci's.
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Tower280
280 E Broad St
Rochester, NY
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1 Bedroom
$1,759
2 Bedrooms
$2,740
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Newcastle Apartments
176 Kingsberry Dr Apt B
Rochester, NY
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2 Bedrooms
$929
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.
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Greenwood Cove Apartments
50 Fairwood Dr
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
$1,718
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.
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Wedgewood West
2001 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
Studio
$725
1 Bedroom
$898
2 Bedrooms
$929
Conveniently situated in Henrietta close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Luxurious apartments feature patio or balcony, built-in microwave and new cabinets. Community offers residents carports, playground and emergency maintenance.
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Glenbrook Manor
40 Hazelhurst Dr
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
Studio
$672
1 Bedroom
$820
2 Bedrooms
$890
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East Ridge Manor
2389 E Ridge Rd
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$805
2 Bedrooms
$922
Minutes from Route 104 and I-590. Recently renovated community with lots of storage, wall-to-wall carpeting, and large picture window. On-site amenities include 24-hour emergency service, security and a grill area.
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Kings Court
2 Kings Court Way
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$859
2 Bedrooms
$891
Residents have bay windows, dining rooms and additional storage in this property's homes. There's an onsite bus stop and laundry facilities located in each building. East Ridge Road provides shopping, dining and entertainment options.
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Bennington Hills
340 Bennington Hills Ct
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 06:58am
1 Bedroom
$1,086
2 Bedrooms
$1,249
3 Bedrooms
$1,582
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Gateway Landing on the Canal
155 Canal Landing Blvd
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$1,107
2 Bedrooms
$1,943
3 Bedrooms
$1,896
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.
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Parkway Manor
32 Portland Pkwy
Rochester, NY
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1 Bedroom
$772
2 Bedrooms
$1,131
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.
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Fairview at Town Center
7 Town Circle
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:11am
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2 Bedrooms
$1,952
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Recently updated apartments have ice makers, programmable thermostats and walk-in closets. On-site fitness center includes cardio machines and free weights. Within walking distance of Veterans Memorial Park.
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Lake Vista
30 Lake Vista Ct
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$831
2 Bedrooms
$1,032
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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.
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Henrietta Highlands
41 High Manor Dr
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$887
2 Bedrooms
$959
Close to downtown Rochester. Modern apartments in a country-like setting with ample open green space and easy access to walking trails. Kitchens with electric ranges, dishwashers, oak cabinets and pantries.
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Elmwood Terrace
95 Elmwood Ter
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$906
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
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Dixon Manor
2362 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY
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1 Bedroom
$720
2 Bedrooms
$981
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.
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The Venue
2500 East Ave
Rochester, NY
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$1,150
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2 Bedrooms
$1,550
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933 the U
933 University Ave
Rochester, NY
Updated April 19 at 03:10am
1 Bedroom
$1,710
2 Bedrooms
$2,510
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.
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35 Rosemount St.
35 Rosemount Street
Rochester, NY
Updated April 18 at 11:02am
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
84 Woodlawn Street
84 Woodlawn Street
Rochester, NY
Updated April 18 at 11:02am
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
213 Stutson St
213 Stutson Street
Rochester, NY
Updated April 18 at 11:02am
4 Bedrooms
$1,425
1323 Genesee Street
1323 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY
Updated April 18 at 11:02am
3 Bedrooms
$1,800

Average Rent in Rochester

Last updated April 19 2019 at 3:42 AM
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Rochester is $770, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $954.
Studio
$651
1 Bed
$770
2 Beds
$954
3+ Beds
$1,195
City GuideRochester
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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

April 2019 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2019 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rochester rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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April 2019 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2019 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rochester rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Rochester rents declined moderately over the past month

Rochester rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in December of last year. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

    Rochester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Rochester, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Rochester is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.9% increase in Rochester.
    • While Rochester's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Minneapolis saw a decrease of 0.1%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rochester than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, which is more than three times the price in Rochester.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    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

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