Rochester's Remarkable, Reachable Real Estate
Check out our recent ad, which we think says it all about Rochester's housing stock.
Throughout the City of Rochester, you'll find homes full of character and charm. We have one of the largest collections of fine 19th- and early 20th- century homes in the Northeast. And as remarkable as the housing stock itself is the fact that much of it is remarkably affordable, even for people of middle and lower incomes.
Rochester offers a lot of house--quantity AND quality--for the money. Based upon recent data, the median home sales price in Greater Rochester is about 60% of the national median price, with prices in the city of Rochester even more affordable. In addition,over 75% of area homes are affordable to a family earning the median income, compared to 50% nationwide, demonstrating that in Rochester, your real estate dollar goes farther. According to a 2009 Business Week article, Rochester is the third most affordable home ownership market in the U.S.!
Plus, Rochester's housing market has weathered the current real estate storm remarkably well, earning kudos in national publications for its resiliency. And according to CNNMoney.com, Rochester is one of the best "housing recovery bets" in the country!
Plus plus: because our commutes are much shorter than the national average, savings in transportation costs can be applied instead to housing--making real estate even more affordable, and quality of life even better in a couple of important ways, in Rochester!
So the American dream of owning a house is one that is well within reach for many in the City of Rochester. You can extensively search city listings on this site; if renting is your plan right now, visit the excellent RentRochester.com site.