Located in Monroe County, New York, Rochester is a beautiful city with great surroundings. Rochester is known by a number of nicknames including ‘The World Image Center’ and of course ‘The Flower City’, due to its impressive growth as well as hosting the annual Lilac Festival in the city. Expats living in Rochester will be able to enjoy sights such as National Museum of Play at The Strong, which is known for being the second largest children’s museum in the US, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, as well as the city’s many parks and outdoor spaces. Expats living in Rochester will of course also be able to take in the city’s thriving nightlife, as well as the arts at the Geva Theater Center and the Eastman Theater. Rochester is home to a number of festivals and has many shopping areas as well as bars and restaurants for expatriates in Rochester to enjoy.
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Rochester is often cited as being one of the most livable cities in the US, with the low cost of living, low unemployment rates and affordable house prices being some of the reasons which make Rochester a desirable place to live. Rochester has many transport links, including an airport, connections to New York’s main highways, as well as rail services, whilst there are also bus services within the city itself. Rochester is known as being a great city to raise a family, and the schools are highly recommended, ideal for any expatriate moving to Rochester with their family, whilst the University of Rochester is the city’s most prominent university. Expats relocating to Rochester could benefit from joining InterNations, the largest global online expat network. Members of our ever growing online community may be able to answer questions about moving to a new city, as well as relocating to New York State and help any newly arrived expats in Rochester to find information regarding housing, schools, transport and more.
There are a number of opportunities for expats working in Rochester in areas such as business and finance, with a number of high profile companies being based in the area including Eastman Kodak, Xerox and others. The city is well-known for being an important imaging center, with the University of Rochester featuring a number of imaging programs, providing opportunities to work in this area as well as other areas of education and research. Rochester is home to a number of restaurants as well as shopping centers such as Village Gate Square, and there are a various opportunities to work in these areas as well as others such as healthcare and public services. For more detailed information on finding work as an expatriate in Rochester, expats would benefit from joining InterNations in order to connect and network with fellow expatriates who may have information and advice about finding work in a new city, as well as more general information on settling into the city.