Rochester’s Celebrate City Living features neighborhoods
By: Mary Chao
With their three children grown and on their own, Jim Mayer and Irene Allen decided it was time for a change.
Almost four years ago, the couple sold their 2,400 square-foot, ranch-style home in Brighton and began searching for a new place to start a new chapter of their lives as empty nesters. They found their perfect locale at Erie Harbor on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester near the Genesee River, renting a 2,000 square-foot, three bedroom apartment.
“This is an amazing location and area,” said Mayer, 56. “We love the South Wedge, walking to restaurants and walking to downtown.”
Erie Harbor is one of the communities that will be featured in a new program being launched by the City of Rochester. Celebrate City Living will replace City Living Sundays and will be a year-round communitywide program to promote living in the city.
City Living Sunday focused on home ownership, but the new Celebrate City Living will feature an array of rentals, home ownership options as well as highlighting neighborhood activities.
Erie Harbor, which is owned and managed by Conifer Realty, will be one of the rental areas showcasing what the community has to offer. There are 131 units at Erie Harbor, ranging from $1,100 a month for a one bedroom to $2,300 a month for a three-bedroom unit with three stories of living, similar to what Mayer and Allen are renting, said Katie Simmons, regional leasing specialist at Conifer.