Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rochester NY Facts

You will find Rochester NY in Monroe County. It is the second largest economy in the state of New York and second only to New York City. It is the center of Monroe County which also includes Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Ontario and Wayne counties and it is the third largest city in New York. It is famously called The World's Image Center or the Flower City. Having 36 neighborhoods with each having their own characteristics and unique from each other, it is also known as the city of neighborhoods. There is the residential tree lined avenues of Maplewood if you love the serenity of nature. Now if you are more of the eclectic type, you will love South Wedge Business district. Then there is Browncroft if gracious homes are what you are looking for.

It is the 6th Most Livable Cities among the 379 metropolitan areas according to the Places Rated Almanac. In 2007, it was given the top rank for quality of life and 6th for best metropolitan public schools nationwide by the Expansion Management Magazine. Because of its available to all wide range of resources Rochester NY is considered to be one of the best places to live in. The city has everything one will need, whether for a single person or for a family, from the most beautiful architecture, parks business center and cultural centers.

The city has around 3500 people in different jobs when it comes to city employment. The city boasts of having competitive pay, opportunities for advancement and comprehensive benefits for its employees. The city is also very supportive of its local large and small businesses. Assistance to businesses in the city as well as for those who want to relocate to the city is provided by its Economic Development Department.

Rochester NY also offers wide range of entertainment and recreational opportunities. There are always celebrations and concerts that are for free. It is also the home of the Garth Fagan Dance Troupe which performs around the city for various celebrations. There is also the Rochester City Ballet and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for those who love the arts. Since the city takes a deep pride in its history, you will find the history of Rochester in its architecture and in its museums. Of course there are other works of art showcased in other museums, such as the unique collections of the George Eastman House and the dolls at the Chili Doll Hospital and Victorian Doll Museum. And for those who love sports, there are the usual indoor and outdoor sports. There are also cycling, mountain climbing and running clubs. Of course boating on Lake Ontario, the Fingers Lake, the Genesee River and the Erie Canal are something you can always enjoy.

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