Reasons to Move to Rochester

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Rachacha. The ROC. The Flour City. The Flower City. The Festival City. Known by many names, Rochester is also synonymous with beauty, welcoming residents, amazing eats and affordable living. Considering a move to Rochester in the near future? Perhaps the following with help your decision along.


Let’s start with food, because who doesn’t love food. If you move to Rochester, we promise you’ll never go hungry! Yeah, we have all the chains, but if you’re a fan of breaking free from the regular spots, we invite you to feast on what we’ve coined as the “Garbage Plate.” It’s possible you’ve seen this plate of yum on popular television shows like Man Vs. Food. It’s far from fine-dining, so if that’s what you’re looking for, we suggest any of the following: Dinosaur BBQ,TRATA, Black & Blue, or Next Door.


Sports and food go hand-in-hand, so if you’re also a sports fan, you’ll love living in Rochester. Rochester is home to many professional sports teams including the Knighthawks and Western New York Flash (home of World Champion soccer player – Abby Wambach!). The City is also home to minor league teams such as the Rochester Americans, Red Wings, and others. So if your idea of a perfect weekend includes attending a ballgame, you can see many pro teams at very affordable rates in Rochester. And of course, Rochester is only about an hour and a half drive from Buffalo, home of the Bills and Sabres.


If sports aren’t your thing – never fear. Rochester is nationally recognized for several festivals that occur throughout the year. That’s how we get one of our nicknames: the Festival City. We have the International Jazz Festival, Lilac Festival, Park Ave Festival, and Corn Hill Arts Festival, just to name a few. There really is something for everyone, and a ton to do for families, including year-round attractions like the National Museum of Play and the Genesee Country Village and Museum.


And of course you must think about where to live. Homes in Rochester are among the most affordable in the US. At Faber Homes, we are priced to compete with three bedroom, two and a half bath homes starting as low as $139,900 – in many cases, less than $90 per square foot – for a brand new, customized home.


We hope this helps with your decision to make Rochester your home! We build brand new, customized homes in many neighborhoods throughout Monroe County – so scan through our website, check out some of our models, and get in contact with a sales agent today to discuss your home needs and dreams.