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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Education
-Cost of housing

Cons

-Employment declines
-Clouds and rain
-Snow


What Bert Has To Say About Rochester Metro Area


Rochester is an important industrial and research center and Great Lakes shipping port. Commercial and industrial activity has a strong science and technology presence, led by the Eastman Kodak Company but also including Xerox, Bausch & Lomb and even GM’s hydrogen power research labs. The scientific and industrial legacy has strengthened a set of excellent arts, cultural and educational assets including the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Scientists, aspiring scientists and science buffs feel quite at home in the area.



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Quick Facts About Rochester


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Rochester is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have Increased by 0.61 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 17.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Rochester's population is 209,802 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.43 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Rochester is $66,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.66 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Rochester public schools spend $26,442 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Rochester.

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I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Loved it! (B ut I don't miss thge climate!) Marv... (read more)
Rochester was such a wonderful city in ages.
I am a Rochester native who was born and grew up in Rochester (now I live in Washington, DC and have been in the process of moving back to Honolulu, HI). Rochester used... (read more)
Rochester was such a wonderful city in ages.
I am a Rochester native who was born and grew up in Rochester (now I live in Washington, DC and have been in the process of moving back to Honolulu, HI). Rochester used... (read more)
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