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.