The Greater Rochester, NY region balances vibrant, big city culture and amenities with a small town’s connectivity, comfort, and ease. Put together; they create pathways to prosperity for all.
Why Moving to Rochester, NY is the Real Deal
More Affordable Housing Than National Average
You’ll feel right at home in the Greater Rochester, NY region. With median home sale prices averaging $195,000, Rochester is a great place to settle down and raise a family. Learn more about our residential real estate.
In Public Education in the United States
Some of the best high schools in the country can be found here in Rochester, NY. With 10 of our local high schools ranking in the top 10% in the United States, your family will receive an education that’s second to none.
Place to Live in the Northeast Post-COVID
Business Insider ranks Rochester, NY as the #1 Northeast city to live in after the coronavirus, and the fifteenth-best city to move to in the US on their overall list. Population density, housing affordability, cost of living, commute times, and percentage of residents over 25 with at least a bachelor’s degree were factored into this ranking.
Have it All in the Greater Rochester, NY Region
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Picture a city with miles of lakeshore, a riverfront sprinkled with waterfalls, and a historic canal that flows through the heart of small-town Americana. Now, imagine that same city surrounded by world-class wine country, glacier-carved lakes, and one of the largest collections of cobblestone homes in the United States. Rochester, NY is a history-rich Erie Canal boomtown complimented by sources like Kiplinger, Fortune, and CNN Money on everything from being insanely brainy to having an incomparable commute. Residents in the Greater Rochester, NY region get to experience the best of both worlds: the culture of a big city with all the comforts of a small town.
Rochester, NY was not only named Kiplinger’s Best City in the U.S. for Commuters, it was also named CNN Money’s 2nd least stressed out city, which is in part because of the short commutes and low cost of living.
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Why people love living in the Greater Rochester, NY region
Once people get here and their families get used to short commute times, low home prices, the fact that we have all kinds of recreational sporting activities, the quality of schools, they don’t want to leave.
CEO and Chairman, Sweetwater Energy
You know your business.
We know Greater Rochester.
Let’s team up.
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Rochester has a great work base. They’re loyal. They’re smart. They’re well educated and they want to succeed.
Executive Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak
We keep and maintain and are investing specifically in Rochester because that is where the talent is. We don’t succeed without the right talent.
Vice President and General Manager, Corning Incorporated
Rochester has the manufacturing capability, testing capability, and intellectual horsepower.
Past Chairman, NY BEST
Rochester has a deep talent pool around all of the things that we need to do to commercialize advanced materials for the energy economy.
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Ionomr
The decision to expand locally was a relatively easy one for CooperVision. The Rochester area has provided so many of the elements necessary for a successful operation.
This region has some of the top universities in the Northeast as well as community colleges and business support from the local and state leadership levels to achieve any amount of growth the business would need.
Vice President, Operations, Communications Systems / L3Harris Technologies
Rochester is home to some of the finest optics companies in the nation, almost all of which OptiPro does business with.
We have a long history of people skilled in aerospace technology and precision optical assembly. We take advantage of the industrial base in the Rochester area. We also take advantage of the skill sets developed by our local technical institutions like MCC, RIT, or the University of Rochester.”
Cryogenic Optical Test Director for James Webb Space Telescope, L3 Harris
We have inherited an exceptional quality of life thanks to an impressive cluster of cultural organizations, unparalleled natural resources, and a resilient and welcoming spirit of community.
President, Rochester Insititute of Technology
Once people get here and their families get used to short commute times, low home prices, the fact we have all kinds of recreational sporting activities, the quality of schools, they don’t want to leave.
CEO and Chairman, Sweetwater Energy
Rochester has provided ID Signsystems with the ability to grow and develop by tapping into the region’s large pool of design-focused talent, technicians, engineers and sign makers.
President, ID Signsystems
Our network of local universities, colleges, and optics companies has created a workforce pipeline that is unmatched anywhere in the United States.
GRE’s direction and guidance proved to be well worth our investment. Their passion to make the business environment in the Rochester area greater is very apparent.
There is unlimited, untapped technical talent in the area and I hope we start a wave of other companies moving to Rochester.
Rochester has a long history of being a hub for telecommunications. There is a rich ecosystem of talent and services to support business growth.
Founder and CEO, Wire3
Rochester is the perfect size city to get business done. I’m always one connection away from anything I’m looking for.
President, Kink BMX
The work we’ve done and the momentum we’ve generated as a business has been possible in large part because of the talent, knowledge and industriousness of our people in Rochester, NY.
CEO, Brand Networks
We have access to talent graduating from our businesses and technical institutions capable of perpetuating our success for years to come.
President & CEO, Simcona Electronics
The Rochester region provided convenient access to both railroads and major highways, as well as proximity to Barilla’s customer base in the Northeast.
Vice President of Supply Chain, Barilla America
Rochester has an excellent pool of qualified professionals with the right work ethic.
Health Services President and General Manager, Maximus
The country is starting to recognize Rochester as a technical city outside of just software. We have optics and manufacturing that’s exceeding most of the baselines around the country.
Rochester has the resources optics companies need to transform their concepts into reality.
Dr. Duncan T. Moore
Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Optical Engineering
Rochester has a great base of intellectual capital in the science and technology fields at local businesses and universities.
Daniel J. Burns
Regional President, M&T Bank Corporation
We’ve developed vaccines to prevent cervical cancer right here in Rochester.
Vice President and COO, University of Rochester Medical Center
Among many great options, none could match Rochester in terms of talent, local supplier networks, and opportunities to partner with top-tier research institutions.
CEO, Plug Power