Rochester NY is a beautiful city located on the south shore of Lake Ontario in Western New York State. Bisected by the Genesee River, the Rochester area is made up of distinctive neighborhoods that offer the grace and charm of distinguished older homes and tree lined streets as well as several serene, leafy suburbs that ring the city center. If you're looking for apartments in Rochester, you're in luck; Rochester has apartments on offer to suit any taste and lifestyle.

Do you prefer urban living in the city center? Two of the downtown sectors have recently completed construction on residential complexes that offer housing to those who spend most of their time at the office. The historic Corn Hill district, located on the west bank of the Genesee River, is home to a new residential/retail complex that provides housing and amenities to urban professionals. The High Falls district, just north of the inner downtown ring, is developing into a small neighborhood, if you will, of apartments and loft buildings that are attracting small start-up businesses. Wouldn't it be nice to walk to work on a cold and snowy Rochester morning and not have to fight the traffic?

Do you like city living with a more residential feel? Rochester simply overflows with gracious older homes, many of them large enough to be divided into sizeable apartments suitable for singles, couples or young families. The Park/Monroe/East/University Avenue district, located due east of downtown Rochester, offers hundreds of wonderful apartments in a rich cultural area that is home to the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Memorial Art Gallery and the Strasenburgh Planetarium. A drive through the area reveals smaller art galleries, clubs, restaurants and cafes scattered here and there along the main streets. Monroe Avenue itself is vibrant with cafes, small shops and clubs.

If you prefer a suburban setting, you can choose from numerous apartment complexes in the greater Rochester NY area. Many are located in tree-filled, park-like settings not far from schools, churches, libraries and bus lines. These complexes typically offer one- and two-bedroom apartments sizeable enough for a young family. Complex-wide community centers, playgrounds, tennis courts and swimming pools give residents a place to gather and play.

As you can see, you will not lack for good choices if you are currently researching potential apartments in Rochester. There is something for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, which is testimony to the diversity of the area. Give it a look.