Below are some of my favorite Rochester links:

For Parents: Rochester Kids Out & About is a website listing all the latest events, activities, classes, camps, and resources for kids, teens, and families. Sign up for their free weekly e-newsletter to be informed of all the latest things happening around town.

For explorers: Day Tripping ROC! A huge collection of day trips ideas to explore everything within Rochester, Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region. There are also maps highlighting everything from farms and markets to maple sugaring to waterfalls to sledding hills and even the best ice cream.

For those who, like me, thoroughly enjoy food and beverages, these are some of my favorite websites and bloggers to follow: Sir Rocha Says (droolworthy food and drink blog); Rochester A List (latest news in restaurants, events, fashion/beauty/spa, golf); The Rochesteriat (urban city guide to food, culture and events inside the city border); Food About Town (blog and podcast highlighting local food and drink).

For the latest information about the greater Rochester area – things to do, current events, hotels, restaurants and other statistics and details, go to Visit

For everything about the living in the City of Rochester, including neighborhood guides and descriptions, housing for rent and for sale, resources for homeowners and renters, go to Celebrate City Living.

If you are looking to rent a house or apartment in the Greater Rochester area, including short term and furnished options, you can search the database on Rent, submit applications, and sign up for email alerts that match your criteria.

If you are looking to buy a house in the Greater Rochester area, you can search listings on, a service of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors.

The “Resident” tab on the Monroe County website has an extensive list of links that should help you find whatever it is you’re looking for, including resources for seniors, children, pets, voting, housing, health care, sports, arts, schools, etc.