|Southeast Quadrant, just east of the Public Market|
|North - Bay Street|
|South - East Main Street|
|East - Culver Road|
|West - North Goodman Street|
|Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition|
|Beechwood Community Arts Council|
Beechwood is a residential neighborhood in Rochester. It is generally working-class to the west but becomes more middle-class as you get closer to Culver Road and Culver-Merchants/North Winton Village. Originally farmland, many of the homes in Beechwood were built in the 1920s and reflect the architectural trends of the period, especially the American_Foursquare. The neighborhood was initially home to German immigrants and German-Americans, as can still be seen in the Swan Market, a local institution.
Today, Beechwood is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Rochester and is one of the city's Targeted Investment Areas. Its affordability, high percentage of homeowners, and proximity to other great neighborhoods have made it increasingly popular with young families. The Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts, the Museum of Kids Art, a community center, and a public library offer many opportunities and activities for children and have played a vital role in Beechwood's continuing development. One of their ongoing projects is Dazzleville, an expansion of the Dazzle School's community outreach and the creation of a mini "art walk" with decorative benches and other public beautification.1
The Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition is extremely active. According to one resident, thirty people attending a meeting is considered a low turnout. The offices for the NorthEast Area Development are also located here.
Many of Beechwood's amenities are on East Main Street, Webster Avenue, and Culver Road, which overlaps with the Culver-Merchants neighborhood. The Public Market (technically located in Marketview Heights) is off East Main within easy walking/biking distance.
Food and Drink
First Rochester Spanish Church (1137 Culver)
Neighborhood profile from Celebrate City Living
Neighborhood profile on the City of Rochester website
Neighborhood profile on Property Source
Neighborhood profile on Rochester City Living
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