The Strong-Mount Hope neighborhood is close to Strong Memorial Hospital and Monroe Community Hospital and is popular with University of Rochester staff, faculty and students. The area is sometimes called the “white coat neighborhood” because of the many medical professionals who live here. There are many shops, stores, restaurants and bars in this neighborhood, which is about halfway between downtown Rochester and the bustling Jefferson Road shopping area in Henrietta. The neighborhood organization is quite active. The historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, the first municipal rural cemetery in the country, is here.
A major development project, called College Town, is planned for the area. Highland Park, home of the annual Lilac Festival, is nearby, as is Genesee Valley Park. The area is bounded by Elmwood Avenue, Highland Avenue, South Avenue and the Erie Canal.
Local Museums & Landmarks
Mt. Hope Cemetery is the final resting spot of many well-known Rochesterians, including Frederick Douglass and John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb (founders of the optical company that bears their names). The University of Rochester and its riverfront campus are nearby.