Well Ashley, I will answer your question about what I think of the area. There are many parts to Rochester, there is the inner city, and then there are the suburbs. Each area varies.. Some parts are just damn dangerous, and then there are parts that are not so much. You must be selective of the areas that you pick or choose to live in. And by no means does color reflect this. People are people and some are just crazy regardless of color. The buses here run fairly well unless you live in Webster, which will have you waiting for hours as the bus service sucks. If you have a car then you are in good shape. I personally am from New York City, but I can say overall I like Rochester, it has alot of cultural diversity. Hope I answered your question.