Our Secret: 60 Homes for the Price of 1


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You really want to know why we love Rochester so much? It's simple - because it affords us a quality lifestyle at a great price. That may be an over-simplification of it, because there really are a ton of reasons: the people are nice, the surrounding area is beautiful, easy access to major parts of the country and Canada, we love how the snow looks against our skin, etc.

But seriously, in a recent report from CityLabs by Richard Florida, one map shows how much further your dollar goes (or does not) around the country. In simple terms, the report takes one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, SoHo in Manhattan, and estimates how many homes a person could buy in various cities for the same purchase of 1 loft in Soho.

In Rochester, generally speaking, we could essentially buy 10-60 homes for the price of one apartment in SoHo. Quite the deal if you ask me.

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So how much will this view from Chase Tower cost when it is complete and accepting new residents? One thing is for certain, it will be a lot LESS than an alley view in SoHo.

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Interesting side note: is there really a East/West divide that runs straight down the middle of our city? Look very closely at the map above and find Rochester...this may just be proof of it.

Jason2Jason is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. Don't get me wrong, NYC living is definitely well worth the price! But can you afford it? That's the question...why not try to buy 60 homes here, become a mini real-estate mogul, and then you can afford that SoHo lifestyle? I am not the first to think of this...Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.

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Working for Rochester @ Chase Tower


the Rochesteriat Quite a few months back, we were invited to take a sneak peek at a production in the works by some of our most creative friends at the Rochester Young Professionals. If you don't know anything about RYP, or if you have some skewed perception that it is simply a social hook-up place for a clicky group of friends, you might want to take notice - the group is making some big things happen to keep us all informed on downtown's recent development.

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Under the Board leadership of Brad Flower, the Creative Direction of Makeway's Greg Cunneyworth (above right), with the help of the ever-amazing photography of Stephen S. Reardon and a coordinated ad campaign (you may have seen the full-page spread in last week's CITY Newspaper) - a new 3-part series of events is about to commence called "Working for Rochester". Did you know that some of the biggest projects happening in downtown are being aggressively lead by Young Professionals?


Working for Rochester is billed as a Community Partner Event Series, and the first one takes place this Wednesday, July 1st, at the Chase Tower. Hosted by Gallina Development Corp., YP developers Lauren Gallina and Patrick Dutton along with RYP Board members will talk about downtown's growth, construction plans for the Chase Tower, and answer questions on how YOU can be a part of the renaissance going on.

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This event will offer attendees a first-hand look inside the beautiful Chase Tower, offer a chance to network with some key players in our city's revival, and of course, give you a chance to take in the incredible views.


Come check out how the creative community in Rochester is transforming our city - it's much more than just an outer application of cover-up. More importantly, come with an open mind and learn how YOU can get involved. With light fare, a cash-bar, samples from Three Heads Brewing and Black Button Distilling, incredible views, a chance to network and tour the space before it's even built out, there is a lot to gain from this first event of a 3-part series. Remember, use the #Work4Roc to join in on the discussion.

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Event Details: July 1st @ Chase Tower, 6-8:30pm Facebook Event Page

Jason2I encourage every Young Professional to get involved in at least one YP group. As a former Board member of RYP, I know how valuable the relationships are that you make when you take the time to get involved. Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.