Admire the beauty of your hometown of Rochester, NY and the diversity of its many communities.
Thirty nine distinct neighborhoods, plus nine downtown districts all coexist in this vibrant, hand lettered patchwork.
Its minimalist design focuses all the attention on our neighborhoods.
In fact, the only geographic features shown are Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay, Genesee Valley Park and the River twisting through the center.
The Erie Canal cuts through Genesee Valley Park at the bottom, and defines much of Rochester's border to the south/west.
This is truly a 'living map' of our city. Rochester is a reflection of its neighborhoods both the people who settled them, and those who live there now. They have changed over timesome more than othersand they will continue to change. That is a beautiful thing.
For a closer look at this map
rollover the image to the left.