The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Rochester, NY For 2024

The richest Rochester neighborhoods are Cobbs Hill and Browncroft for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Rochester has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.31x the national median and household incomes are 1.93x the national median.

But where exactly in Rochester do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Cobbs Hill where the median income is a cool $106,229.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Rochester out of 34 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Rochester for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Cobbs Hill looks to be the richest Rochester neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $678,888. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Rochester.

For more Rochester reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Rochester and the worst neighborhoods in Rochester.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Rochester For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Cobbs Hill $106,229
2 Browncroft $85,448
3 Genesee Valley Park $73,884
4 Ellwanger-Barry $63,772
5 Culver-Winton $62,846
6 Park Avenue $62,473
7 Homestead Heights $61,461
8 Strong $54,846
9 East Avenue $54,360
10 Central Business District $53,569
11 South Wedge $48,928
12 19th Ward $47,842
13 Northland-Lyceum $45,906
14 Highland $44,419
15 Swillburg $44,152
16 Maplewood $43,339
17 Corn Hill $39,924
18 Atlantic-University $38,480
19 Beechwood $37,591
20 Charlotte $37,386
21 Pearl-Meigs-Monroe $35,344
22 Lyell-Otis $30,686
23 Brown Square $25,179
24 Edgerton $22,720
25 Dutchtown $22,697
26 Genesee-Jefferson $22,632
27 Mayor’s Heights $22,113
28 North Marketview Heights $22,091
29 Charles House $20,658
30 Upper Falls $20,382
31 South Marketview Heights $20,220
32 Susan B Anthony $19,618
33 Plymouth-Exchange $19,068
34 Best $18,122

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Rochester For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Rochester.

We ranked every neighborhood in Rochester by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Cobbs Hill, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Rochester.

The richest neighborhoods in Rochester are Cobbs Hill, Browncroft, Genesee Valley Park, Ellwanger-Barry, Culver-Winton, Park Avenue, Homestead Heights, Strong, East Avenue, and Central Business District.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Best.

The poorest neighborhoods in Rochester are Best, Plymouth-Exchange, Susan B Anthony, South Marketview Heights, and Upper Falls.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Rochester.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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