This neighborhood has many tree-lined streets filled with one and two family homes and a scattering of small apartment complexes. Most of the homes were built 1880-1940 and were originally intended for the working professionals of Rochester: the doctors, lawyers, dentists and the like. As such, most homes have maintained their architectural heritage. The 19th Ward prides itself on its racial, ethnic and economic diversity; and houses university professors, students, families, and city officials alike. Genesee Valley Park is a popular green space and touches the neighborhood’s southern edge. This neighborhood created a “College Town” environment directly across from the University of Rochester to meet the needs of the neighborhood residents and tourists. Brooks Landing includes a hotel, a series of storefronts, and a boardwalk along the Genesee River with boat docking facilities.
When choosing this neighborhood keep in mind its close proximity to R.I.T and U of R, that rent is economical, and the area is residential. The U of R is within walking distance with convenient access to the Pedestrian , Elmwood , and Ford Street Bridges. On a bicycle nearly every location in this area is within a thirty-minute ride to campus by means of either Elmwood Avenue or the Pedestrian Bridges. The U of R Gold Line Shuttle Bus also has 18 stops located throughout the neighborhood and provides free transportation to the UR and URMC destinations and is cycle-friendly. If traveling by car your commute to either University should be only ten to fifteen minutes.