Strong – White Coat Village
The Strong neighborhood, aka White Coat District, or The White Coat Village, is considered by many to be very safe and gets its first name from the hospital that is located within the neighborhood itself. Strong is bordered by the Erie Canal to the south and the Genesee River to the west. Genesee Valley Park contains access to numerous nature trails, bike trails, the Genesee Riverway Trail, the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, and the Genesee Greenway Trail. Being located next to Strong Hospital keeps this white coat district area is in constant high demand among strong medical students.
When choosing the White Coat District for housing keep in mind its close proximity to campus, the hospital, and that it contains the perfect blend of urban sophistication and suburban comfort. The University is within walking distance and on a bicycle nearly every location in this area is within a 10-minute ride to campus. The U of R Blue Line Shuttle Bus also has stops located throughout the neighborhood and provides free transportation to the UR and Strong-URMC destinations and is cycle-friendly. If traveling by car your commute should be only five to seven minutes.