One of our city’s most notable gems is the University of Rochester (U of R). The school is one of the nation’s top private universities. According to its Wikipedia page, “The University of Rochester, across all of its schools and campuses, enrolls approximately 5,600 undergraduates and 4,600 graduate students. Its 158 buildings house over 200 academic majors. Additionally, Rochester (along with its affiliated Strong Health System) is the largest employer in the Greater Rochester area and the sixth largest employer in New York.”
In other words, nearly every Rochesterian knows someone who works at the University or studies there. And all of us reap the benefits of this amazing place…whether we are enjoying music by Eastman musicians, witnessing innovative research or accessing the best healthcare.
In 2013, University officials along with local government leaders and members of the Mount Hope community, gathered to dedicate College Town. College Town is a 100 million dollar commercial/residential district surrounding the University. College Town has grown since 2013 and is now brimming with businesses, restaurants, bars and residential space (my favorite addition was Costco!!).
It’s a great time to live near the U of R! I have a few listings coming up in the neighborhood and more on the way! If you are interested or are relocating to the area, please give me a call!