Outdoor enjoyment, recreational opportunities, and the arts are equally well developed throughout the region. The magnificent George Eastman House houses the International Museum of Photography & Film, while the Memorial Art Gallery explores 5,000 years of world art. The five-screen Little Theater is regarded among the nation’s finest “art house” movie venues and Geva Theater is the most attended regional theater in Upstate New York. The list of unique venues, star-studded talent, museums, and art centers goes on and on. Festivals and events keep the calendar filled with reasons to celebrate, including Rochester MusicFest, Corn Hill Arts Festival, High Falls Film Festival, the Lilac Festival, and the Monroe County Fair.

Little wonder that Monroe County communities ranked among the nation’s healthiest and least stressful. Monroe County preserves 12,000 acres of parkland and Rochester offers 3,500 acres of urban parks and recreation. The Finger Lakes Region boasts 25 state parks and 132 state forests and wildlife management areas. Every imaginable sport and activity can be enjoyed against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty around the four seasons. With its affordable housing, attractive neighborhoods, and friendly communities, Monroe County and Greater Rochester truly deserve every recognition and “best of” designation they receive.

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