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The South Wedge Neighborhood

The South Wedge is a fresh yet familial, eclectic, creatively evolving neighborhood that's a vibrant mix of young professionals, progressives, and working class households.  Bisected by bustling South Avenue and its mix of shops, eateries, coffee houses, and services. From the Wedge you can easily access downtown and the Genesee River; within the neighborhood you can take in an intimate concert at the German House; sample one of hundreds of beers at the Tap and Mallet; schmooze with neighbors at Boulder Coffee, Equal Grounds, or the Women's Coffee Connection; indulge in a cheesecake at Cheesy Eddie's or vegan goodies at Eco Bella Bakery. At the South Wedge Farmers Market you can buy local and organic to your heart's content and catch up with the neighbors. The neighborhood also features a staffed neighborhood organization, the South Wedge Planning Committee, and a creative, active business association. Public art abounds.

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For Every Day, for All Seasons

The Park Ave. Neighborhood

When urban planners who are disillusioned by the sterility of suburban sprawl fantasize about the ideal neighborhood, they often paint a picture of a place that looks and functions exactly like the Park Avenue neighborhood of today. Restaurants with sidewalk seating that bustles in the summer line the avenue; and specialty shops and small business of every description are interspersed within. The upscale shopper will love the mod furniture, fine art, French antiques, designer jewelry and hand-dipped chocolates. Fulltime residents enjoy having the necessities of life close at hand. There's a bank, a pharmacy, bakeries, salons, florist, beverage purveyors, coffee shops, veterinarian, mailing/copy shop, to name a few establishments. Also along the avenue, as well as down all the side streets, handsome dwellings off all shapes and sizes—single-family homes, beautiful brick apartment buildings, and more--lie a short stroll from the goods and services. Park Avenue also features pocket parks, graceful flower-filled medians, and spectacular street trees and their impressive canopies, that sooth the eye and spirit regardless of the season. The City's Francis Parker Elementary School on Barrington Street is an idyllic neighborhood school, eminently walkable, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and huge windows.

From sprawling Tudor mansions to modest Princess Anne cottages, from stately apartment buildings to elaborate Queen Anne homesteads, nearly every block of the neighborhood holds historic treasures.

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Live Lively in Monroe Village

The Pearl-Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood

The Pearl-Meigs-Monroe neighborhood includes Harper-Wilmer, Linwood-Priem, Lock 66, Park-Meigs, Pearl-Meigs-Monroe and Wadsworth Square.

Monroe Avenue is surely one of the most interesting streets in Rochester, with its eclectic mix of stores, restaurants, service businesses, bars, pubs, clubs, cultural centers, fine schools, and institutions such as the well-loved, well-used Monroe branches of the YMCA and Public Library. Residents enjoy the combination of traditional tree-lined streets and easy walking distance to the colorful bustle and variety of Monroe Avenue. The neighborhood now has a weekly farmers Market in summer and fall; and the dedication of the neighborhood is exemplified in the presence of "sub" groups within the neighborhood, such as the Lock 66 association, named in honor of the days when the Erie Canal ran right through this part of the city. Wadsworth Square is a small, quaint historic enclave off Monroe that includes both grand and more modest (but handsome and historic!) houses; a cooperative grocery; and a cozy park and playground. The neighborhood's School Without Walls and School #15 are nationally known for their forward-thinking approaches to public education.

Honestly, there is just too much variety in this neighborhood to do it justice on this web page. Be sure to see www.monroeavenue.com to immerse yourself further in this unique section of Rochester.

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