E, Home Buyer in East Rochester, NY

I'm thinking of buying a house in the East Rochester area at the age of 25. I went to college in Rochester

Asked by E, East Rochester, NY Tue Apr 15, 2008

and have rented now for two years in the park ave area so i'm familar with the city and some of the suburbs. I have heard a lot of negative about East Rochester but it is mainly people saying oh i would never live in East Rochester. Does anyone have any reasons why? I know the school district isnt the greatest in the area but i'd love any other reasons why or why not someone would consider buying in East Rochester. Thanks in advance

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We are thinking of buying in East Rochester and would be interested to know if you did ever purchase a property. If yes, how do you find it and would you recommend it? If you decided not to buy would appreciate if you share your reasons for not doing so. Thanks P
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 7, 2014
The only people I have heard say they would "never" live in East Rochester are those who are into the drug scene and who are afraid of the unusually high police presence.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 6, 2010
Why wouldn't you live in East Rochester? It's a village within the Town of Pittsford, has a downtown area with restaurants, has a cute park, and has a great homey feel. Some of the houses around the village are smaller, but that makes them more affordable. The village, town and school taxes are bundled together, but that happens in the village of Pittsford as well. As far as the school district, I haven't heard it is bad, I know it is smaller than the surrounding school districts and perhaps doesn't offer as many programs. I am happy to send along a school district report card if you care to investigate this further. If you would like to take a look at some of the houses in East Rochester you can contact me at 585 978 0087 or roxannekuliner@kw.com.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 1, 2009
You can definitely get more house for your buck in East Rochester than you can in other eastside suburbs. As George mentioned, the taxes can be relatively high, but otherwise it is a close knit community that is too often overlooked or scoffed at by locals because it isn't as "high end" as nearby Fairport or Pittsford. Personally, it's an area that I encourage my buyers to consider for a great deal in the suburbs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 5, 2008
East Rochester is a pleasant eastside Village/Town with generally lower priced homes. The schools are well thought of by many and centrally located. Some people dislike the lack of school bus service and the taxes are relatively high due to the village amenities. Many of the condos represent good value.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hi E,

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There will always be someone seomewhere who will claim they will"never" do something. You do what's right for you. Go buy your house.

Regards, C.
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