MARAC Rochester: The Park Avenue Neighborhood

The Park Ave. Neighborhood
Spring in Rochester, NY comes alive with fragrant flowers on this fun-to-stroll, tree-lined street with distinctive architecture, “pocket” parks, diverse businesses and a full array of restaurants tucked into this residential neighborhood.  Most homes were built between 1890 and 1930 and exhibit incredibly diverse architecture, including various Victorian styles, the American Foursquare, the bungalow, neo-Classical, Italianate, and even the odd Art Deco or Mediterranean. The historic Edward E. Boynton house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908 is located between East and Park Avenues. It is part of the East Avenue Historic District.
Overall, its great location, vintage charm, trendy dining scene, walkability, and all-around cool factor won Park Avenue the “Best Neighborhood” award in City Newspaper‘s Best of Rochester 2013 poll.
Rochester landmarks within easy walking distance include the George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Village Gate. The Public Market is only about two miles away. The Rochester Public Library has a branch close by on Monroe Avenue, with the Monroe Family YMCA right next door. The newly re-built East Avenue Wegmans is a quick bike ride; or take the convenient #1 bus line that runs up and down Park.
  • For a complete list of restaurants and retail shops, visit:
  • For a bit of history on the Park Ave. area, visit:
  • For events happening during MARAC, visit:


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