Quality of Life
The Greater Rochester, NY region has an exceptional quality of life, measured by a variety of factors including access to cultural amenities, affordable health care, recreational activities, cost of living, excellent schools, weather, and an environment in which to raise a healthy and educated family. Our community also has the arts, culture, sports and nightlife of a big city, but the ease and comfort of a small town.
In addition to a beautiful, varied landscape, an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, Rochester is one of the least-congested cities in the U.S., with an average commute of just 21 minutes.
Notable Rankings About Life in Rochester, NY:
|Median Housing Sale Price
|Homes Affordable for Median Income
|Source: NAHB Housing Opportunity Index, Q4 2015
|Percent of Congested Daily Travel, 2014 (Peak Time)
|Mean travel time to work, 2014 (minutes)
|Sources: Texas Transportation Institute; US Census Bureau: 2014 American Community Survey
|Annual Precipitation (inches)
|Daily Average Temperature - January (Degrees Fahrenheit)
|Daily Average Temperature - July (Degrees Fahrenheit)
|Source: National Climatic Data Center, 1981-2010 Climate Normals
Recent map from Popular Science article shows Rochester, NY is a low risk for natural disasters.