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93 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
$1,575
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
1261 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 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.
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4 Units Available
Westview Commons Apartments
350 Westview Commons Blvd
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1230 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
Close to BOCES 2 Alternative High School and Walt Disney Elementary School. Recently renovated apartments feature a private balcony or patio, walk-in closets and updated appliances. On-site pool, playground, basketball court, gym and clubhouse.
Verified
10 Units Available
Greenwood Cove Apartments
50 Fairwood Dr
Rochester, NY
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,370
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1032 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 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.
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11 Units Available
Ethan Pointe Apartments
2299 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,295
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,045
1431 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 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.
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2 Units Available
King's Court Manor Apartments
2 Kings Court Way
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$985
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1100 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
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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5 Units Available
Greystone Apartments & Townhomes
177 Greystone Ln
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,041
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
1186 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 12:42 PM
Sophisticated apartment homes have been thoughtfully designed to cater to every lifestyle.
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10 Units Available
Greece Commons
100 Andover St
Rochester, NY
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$773
684 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$964
859 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:42 PM
Live in style and comfort in our spacious studio or one and two bedroom apartment homes. Greece Commons offers the perfect blend of spacious interiors and fine appointments that will impress those with even the most refined tastes.
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13 Units Available
Bennington Hills
340 Bennington Hills Ct
Rochester, NY
1 Bedroom
$1,139
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 12:32 PM
Please note that while this community has many amazing amenities to offer, due to the COVID-19 virus and recommendations from the CDC and other health organizations, at this time all amenities are currently closed.
1 Unit Available
52 Gregory Street
52 Gregory Street
Rochester, NY | South Wedge
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
1736 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Beautiful, clean, spacious, 2nd floor two bedroom apartment, FULLY furnished in a 1900's colonial home. The master bedroom includes AC and a brand new Casper queen bed with a custom walk in closet.
1 Unit Available
91 Shepard Street
91 Shepard Street
Rochester, NY | Upper Monroe
3 Bedrooms
$1,410
1325 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Nice newly painted 3 Bedroom 1 bath upper available. Large kitchen w/new floor, butler pantry. Formal dining room w/ ceiling fan. Large living room w/ decorative fireplace. Hardwood floors through out. Awesome screened in balcony.
1 Unit Available
1108 Lake Avenue
1108 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY | Maplewood
1 Bedroom
$900
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Adorable & affordable 1 bd apartment available for rent for the first time in 12 years! Complete with cute porch, living rm, kitchen bath and bedroom. Convenient location! Come make this beautiful apartment yours!
1 Unit Available
8 Renwood Street
8 Renwood Street
Rochester, NY | Group 14621
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$900
1733 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Super clean second floor apartment in heart of 14621, no smoking, no pets, no appliances included but SUPER CLEAN a truly amazing second floor apartment 3 bedrooms with an office, large living room with big eat in kitchen and walk in pantry, formal
1 Unit Available
94 Averill Avenue
94 Averill Avenue
Rochester, NY | South Wedge
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Nice 2 bedroom loft apartment w/ private entrance. Galley kitchen w/ dishwasher, off-street parking, coin-op laundry,storage. Some carpet and some hardwood floors. High ceiling and large windows. No pets and non smokers please. $1300 plus utilities.
1 Unit Available
82 Oriole Street
82 Oriole Street
Rochester, NY | Edgerton
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
1760 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
LARGE 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH COLONIAL WITH FULL BASEMENT AND OFF STREET PARKING. NEAR BUS LINE.
1 Unit Available
107 Comfort Street
107 Comfort Street
Rochester, NY | South Wedge
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1100 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Spectacular 2 bedroom/ 1 FULL bath - in sought after South Wedge neighborhood. This townhouse has an updated kitchen with dishwasher. updated full bath. Off street parking. Washer and dryer in the basement. Attic storage. Shared front porch.
1 Unit Available
1222 Park Avenue
1222 Park Avenue
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1414 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Great Victorian freshly painted with Pottery Barn colors*Hardwood floors on first floor*Office or Den on first floor could be another bedroom*Living room with Electric fireplace*huge Dining room*White Kitchen with new dishwasher & stove*Enclosed
1 Unit Available
291 Plymouth Avenue South
291 South Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY | Corn Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,150
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
This 1880 historic brick mansion, nestled in the heart of Corn Hill just moments from downtown, was renovated from top to bottom. This space invites you in with lots of natural light, new windows, ash flooring, and quartz countertops.
1 Unit Available
26 Jersey Street
26 Jersey Street
Rochester, NY | Culver-Winton-Main
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
858 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
This single family home is located right in the heart of Winton Village where food, drink, and entertainment are walking distance away; Merchants Wood Fire, Lucca Kitchen, The Winfield, and Lucky’s Restaurant.
1 Unit Available
26 Vick Park B Park
26 Vick Park B
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
2000 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Luxury 2BR/2 Full Bath second floor apartment in the heart of East Ave/Park Ave area. Beauty of the past with indulgences of today. High End Everything! Master BR w/ double sink en suite bath.
1 Unit Available
161 Royleston Road
161 Royleston Road
Rochester, NY | Culver-Winton-Main
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1040 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Rare opportunity to rent a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath side-by-side double in the heart of North Winton Village. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and more. Freshly painted throughout, new carpet and vinyl and refinished hardwood floors.
1 Unit Available
36 Vick Park B
36 Vick Park B
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
800 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Nice two bedroom lower with updated Eat in Kitchen. Second bedroom is on the small side so it would make for a great office. Hardwood floors through out.
1 Unit Available
266 Gregory Street
266 Gregory Street
Rochester, NY | South Wedge
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1798 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Awesome totally remodeled 4 bedroom 4 bath house! With new kitchen ALL NEW Central AIR! 2 spots off street parking, HUGE front porch, hardwoods through out, updated bathrooms!!! 1st Floor laundry! 1 mile away from University of Rochester walk
1 Unit Available
32 Strathallan Park Avenue
32 Strathallan Park
Rochester, NY | East Avenue
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1800 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Fabulous remodeled third floor apartment! 1800 SF! Three bedrooms - two of them are absolutely huge! Master bath, walk-in closet! Remodeled kitchen with all appliances and new counter tops (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher).
1 Unit Available
1 Capron Street
1 Capron Street
Rochester, NY | Central Business District
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1492 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 02:09 PM
Extraordinary city living in the gorgeously renovated Capron Building just a glance from Geva.

Median Rent in Rochester

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Rochester is $795, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $986.
Studio
$673
1 Bed
$795
2 Beds
$986
3+ Beds
$1,235
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How much is rent in Rochester?
In Rochester, the median rent is $673 for a studio, $795 for a 1-bedroom, $986 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,235 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Rochester, check out our monthly Rochester Rent Report.
How much is rent in Rochester?
In Rochester, the median rent is $673 for a studio, $795 for a 1-bedroom, $986 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,235 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Rochester, check out our monthly Rochester Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Rochester?
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While some Rochester properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Rochester properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Rochester?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Rochester. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Monroe Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Rochester?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Rochester. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Monroe Community College.
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...
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 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...
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.