Introduction to East Rochester, New York
East Rochester, New York, in Monroe county, is 7 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 72 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,650 people in East Rochester.
East Rochester History
Originally known as the Village of Despatch, East Rochester was incorporated as a community in 1897. It was purposely planned surrounding the New York Central Railroad mainline, as this land was used as housing for the employees of the Merchants Despatch Corporation and the Aeolian Piano Corporation. It was named East Rochester in order to showcase its proximity to the city, and it was officially incorporated as a village in 1906.
East Rochester and nearby Attractions
- Powder Mills Park
- Rochester Public Market
- Ganondagan State Historic Site
- Seneca Park Zoo
- Arcadia Historical Museum
- Black Creek Park
Things To Do In East Rochester
Local museums include the Arcadia Historical Museum, the Big Springs Historical Society Museum and the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, while the Avon Inn, the Stone-Tolan House and the Ganondagan State Historic Site are some of the nearby historical sites. The Oatka Creek Park, Black Creek Park, Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park and Durand-Eastman Park are all located nearby. The Ellwanger Garden, Seneca Park Zoo and the Rochester Public Market are all accessible from East Rochester as well.
East Rochester Transportation
Greater Rochester International Airport is nearby.
East Rochester Higher Education
Colleges near East Rochester include Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Finger Lakes Community College, the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College.