This neighborhood’s goal was to create a “College Town” environment in an area directly across from the University of Rochester while meeting needs of neighborhood residents and tourists. Brooks Landing includes a hotel, a series of storefronts, and a boardwalk along the Genesee River with boat docking facilities. Improvements to the biking walking trail, and amenities such as benches, and historical markers have all been a part of transforming this area of the 19th Ward.
When choosing this neighborhood keep in mind its close proximity to campus, that rent is economical, and it is a perfect blend of urban sophistication and suburban comfort. The University is within walking distance with convenient access to the Pedestrian Bridge. On a bicycle nearly every location in this area is within a twenty-minute ride to campus. 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 should be only three to five minutes.