Have you ever been mesmerized by a city that you had to go back over and over again or decided to stay there forever? You have, haven’t you?! It happens to almost everyone, as it happened to Ken Lucianin too.
Every city is beautiful in its own way, but Ken Lucianin has his favorite- Rochester, New York. So, here’s what Ken Lucianin has to say about the breathtaking Rochester.
For those who don’t know, Rochester is the third most populous city in the state of New York. The famous Genesee River bisects it. Rochester, New York has more than a million people living in the metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. It can be said that Rochester has something for everyone; culture, music, film, food, nature- all combined, makes it very special and one-of-a-kind city.
It is a great blend of history and innovation. You have old and new juxtaposing at almost every corner. Rochester was ranked #3 on Forbs’ 2013 list of best places to raise a family and it is number 19 when it comes to quality of life, according to list from the U.S. News & World Report.
If you love snow, you’ll love Rochester too. If you don’t like it, don’t let this discourage you. The locals have learned to live with the snow and they appreciate spring, summer and fall a lot more.
Also, if you are an outdoor enthusiast then be ready to fall completely in love with this city. In the Greater Rochester Area you can enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, fishing any many, many other fun activities. There are numerous parks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, including the historic Erie Canal. It can be said that Rochester is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the US. So, if you’re up for a good bike ride, do not hesitate!
If you are, however, more into film, photography, music, theater or dance, then again- you’re at the right place. Rochester has great festivals, both music and film, which you wouldn’t want to miss. We’ll just mention Rochester International Jazz Festival and all should be clear. It’s one of the top jazz festivals in the US according to The New York Times. Also, Rochester is home to the famous Eastman Kodak Company and its founder George Eastman, with his famous slogan “you press the button, we do the rest”, brought photography to this city.
This isn’t enough to see how awesome Rochester is?! Fine, continue reading and remember this: after the first women’s rights movement was held in Seneca Falls (around an hour out of Rochester), the second convention was held in Rochester. This is where a new movement was born, led by the famous Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth C. Stanton. Also, Susan was instrumental in getting the first female student accepted to the University of Rochester.
Ultimately, Rochester’s biggest and best asset is its citizens. They are kind, warm, and always friendly. Whatever the reason for this may be, Rochester is truly a friendly and welcoming place. Come, check it out, you won’t be sorry!