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 21.6 minutes.
Notable Rankings About Living in Rochester, NY:
|Median Housing Sale Price
|Homes Affordable for Median Income
|Source: NAHB Housing Opportunity Index, Q1 2019
|Percent of Congested Daily Travel, 2014 (Peak Time)
|Mean travel time to work, 2017 (minutes)
|Sources: Texas Transportation Institute; US Census Bureau: 2017 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
|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.