Top 11 Amenities in Park Avenue Neighborhood, Rochester, NY
Park Avenue is one of Rochester's best-known neighborhoods for strolling and shopping in an urban environment. And it is where this agent has lived for the last 17 years.
Traveling east from Meigs to Culver you’ll find an eclectic mix of residential and commercial properties, including restaurants, bars, retail, and salons. The commercial density is greatest from the intersection of Edgerton Street to Culver. From Culver to Colby, you'll find the ABC Streets (Audubon, Beverly, Calumet,...) Neighborhood, which is quiet and residential.
The Park Avenue Summer Art Festival is one of the city's largest art festivals. It takes place every year during the first weekend of August. Another popular event is the Park Avenue Holiday Open House, held the first Thursday of each December. This is a great time to explore the many places to eat, drink, shop, or get a new hairstyle on the Avenue.
Park Avenue is a very nice neighborhood with tons of curb appeal. Most homes were built between 1890 and 1930 and exhibit incredibly diverse architecture, including various Victorian styles, the American Foursquare, the bungalow, neo-Classical, Italianate, and even the odd Art Deco or Mediterranean.
Park Avenue is conveniently located within easy walking and biking distance of other Rochester hotspots. North is the East Avenue Historic District and the Neighborhood of the Arts. A few blocks south is the Monroe Village portion of Monroe Avenue, another active area of the city for restaurants and shops. West of Park Ave is the happening nightlife of the East End, while the South Wedge is about a five-minute bike ride. Parts of Park Ave, Monroe Village, and the East End are considered to form the Park-Meigs Neighborhood.
Rochester landmarks within easy walking distance include the George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Village Gate. The Public Market is less than a mile away. The Rochester Public Library has a branch close by on Monroe Avenue, with the Monroe Family YMCA right next door. The East Avenue Wegmans is a quick bike ride.
Overall, its great location, vintage charm, trendy dining scene, walkability, and all-around cool factor won Park Avenue the "Best Neighborhood" award in City Newspaper's Best of Rochester 2013 poll.