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The Upper Monroe Neighborhood
The Upper Monroe neighborhood provides both bustle and the serenity of peaceful, tree-lined streets and their beautiful older homes—and these extremes are just a couple minutes' walk from one another. Combine with the beauty of Pinnacle Hill and the beauty and recreational opportunities in Cobbs Hill Park, and you can see why Upper Monroe is a favorite neighborhood for many Rochesterians. While the neighborhood affords a lot of choice and livability within its borders, its proximity to downtown, Monroe and Park Avenues, and even the shopping and services of adjacent first-ring suburb Brighton makes Upper Monroe an even more complete urban neighborhood. The active Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association works diligently year-round, and also sponsors annual events such as the Native Plant Sale.
In 1840, C.F Crosman founded the Crosman Seed House at 901 Monroe Avenue. By 1890 it was one of the largest seed houses in the world encompassing over 1,200 acres. Until it was sold in 1925, the Crosman Seed Company defined the Upper Monroe Neighborhood. However, its legacy still lives today in the pride that Upper Monroe homeowners take in their yards and gardens and the affinity that residents feel toward their parks and open spaces.
To read more about the stores, restaurants and establishments that define Monroe Avenue as one of Rochestrer's most popular cultural areas, click here.
And click the links below to find Upper Monroe on a city map and to take some virtual walks around the neighborhood!
Walk 1: Start at 174 Crosman Terrace
Walk 2: Start at Monroe Ave/Werner Park
Walk 3: Start at 56 Culver Road