Rochester, NY

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My wife and I lived in New York City for four years and have spent the last 3 very connected to the city (Stamford, CT). We both have job offers in Rochester and are strongly considering the move. I…Continue

Started by Amol Shrikhande. Last reply by Amol Shrikhande Oct 23, 2009.

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Comment by Maggie on September 17, 2009 at 9:58am
Still living in New York, but seriously considering a move to the Rochester area. If there's anyone else who has made the move, I'd be interested in hearing how the transition was!
Comment by Mari Brown on September 17, 2009 at 11:56am
Maggie - I've got a great person to connect you with, but she has not joined the site yet. I'll try to get her to join today!
Comment by Alexa Scott-Flaherty on September 22, 2009 at 12:41pm
Maggie, I moved here right before Christmas. I am very happy here. My husband and I have made a lot of really great new friends and we have enjoyed slowing our life down. We bought a house and there is more than enough to do... You'll miss stuff about NYC (of course) but there is a great lifestyle here too... it depends what you want...
Comment by Bird Beak on September 26, 2009 at 6:29pm

Mark's Pizza with sausage and hot peppers, hot wings (not pictured) and blue cheese (photos)
Comment by Bird Beak on September 26, 2009 at 6:31pm

Continue to dream of buying the place, fixing it up, starting not-for-profit.
Comment by Bird Beak on September 26, 2009 at 6:33pm

209 Dartmouth St., Rochester, NY 14607
Comment by Alexis Croucher on September 26, 2009 at 7:04pm
Maggie I moved to Rochester on December 31st. i have to say there's a lot to love about it. The best advice I can give is to say, it's not new york and the good thing is, it doesn't try to be. I've made a ton of new friends and tried some new stuff (including roller derby, i play on the local team and it is more fun than i ever thought i could have) that I had never even thought of in New York and well, it's just totally different and for me that makes sense. i'd be down with chatting more about it anytime you like. lex
Comment by Maggie on September 27, 2009 at 3:41pm
Thanks both for your comments! I am from Buffalo, NY, so am familiar with the upstate area, and my fiance (from Long Island) went to SUNY Geneseo. We recently went up to visit my sister and her husband, who live in a small town jut about 20 minutes from Rochester, and found ourselves extremely jealous of the fact that they own a house, have a huge yard with two dogs, and the slower pace of their lives. We've been in New York for almost five years now and are getting a little burned out by the day to day grind -- not to mention the fact that we can't afford to buy a house or apartment and feel like we're just throwing money away on the NYC lifestyle (at a time when we should be saving!). As of now, we have to stay in the NYC area for at least the next 10 months due to my fiance's job situation, but I think we're pretty serious about making a move after that. It's great to hear that both of you are happy with your choices to move there! Hope to keep in touch!
Comment by Judy Peer on October 17, 2009 at 8:23pm
I think it is very possible that NYC doesn't need so many young creative people and Rochester needs more. Plus it's really easy (relatively) to live here. There are birds. There are trees. There are houses you might be able to afford. There is hardly any traffic. The night sky is often navy blue instead of black.
Comment by Mari Brown on October 20, 2009 at 5:46pm
"the night sky is often navy blue instead of black." i LOVE that.


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