Clinton Avenue


Clinton Avenue is a major north-south route in extending north from Brighton, through the city's east side, and into Irondequoit. The intersection with East Main Street divides Clinton Avenue into North and South Clinton. The two sections are very, very different in terms of character.

North Clinton Avenue

Connects downtown Rochester to the suburb of Irondequoit
North - Rogers Parkway
South - East Main Street
Approx. 3.5 miles

North Clinton Avenue is the northern continuation of Clinton Avenue. It is divided from South Clinton Avenue by East Main Street. Traveling north, it passes through the following city neighborhoods:

Long Acre Road forms the border with Irondequoit. North Clinton continues for another eight blocks before terminating at Rogers Parkway.

Located on North Clinton

Traveling north.

City of Rochester - Downtown

Intersects with Andrews Street, Central Avenue and the Inner Loop. Also part of the unfortunate Main St. East/North Clinton Avenue Retail District.

City of Rochester - Northeast

This section begins at the Inner Loop.

Upper Falls Boulevard marks the beginning of La Avenida, Rochester's Hispanic (mostly Puerto Rican) district, which stretches about 0.7 miles to Avenue D. It continues into the Group 14621 neighborhood, which has its southern border at Clifford.

Don Samuel Torres Park is bordered by North Clinton, Oakman St, and Siebert Place.

La Avenida officially ends here.

The historic [WWW]St. Michael's Church is on the corner of North Clinton and Evergreen St.

Major intersections are Upper Falls Boulevard, Clifford Avenue, Norton Street, the Keeler Street Expressway, and Ridge Road East.


This portion is almost entirely residential, with the exception of a few scattered businesses, mostly on corners.

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South Clinton Avenue

P1000587.JPGBorder between Highland Park and Swillburg. (Summer 2012)

Connects the Town of Brighton to downtown Rochester
North - East Main Street in downtown Rochester
South - Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road
Neighborhood Association
[WWW]South Clinton Merchants Association
Approx. 5.3 miles

South Clinton Avenue is the southern portion of Clinton Avenue. It is a major north-south route for vehicle traffic going between Brighton and downtown Rochester. Its northern origin is East Main Street, which divides it from North Clinton Avenue. For about two blocks, the road is in fact called Clinton Square. South Clinton formally begins at the intersection with Court Street, where the numbering system also restarts.

Crossing over I-490, South Clinton then enters the South Wedge, followed by the Highland Park Neighborhood south of Gregory Street. From South Goodman to Field Street, it forms an active commercial border between Highland Park and Swillburg. This particular portion may be considered Rochester's center for international food, especially Southeast Asian. Although not officially designated as an "Asia Town" district, it is the closest thing in Rochester and probably all of Upstate NY. Here you will find the restaurants Hong Kong House, India House, Ming's Noodles and White Swans Asia Caffe, along with Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant and the small shops African Food Center, Shangrila Grocery, India House Food & Imports, Ocean Garden, and Vinh-Hao Music & Video and Banh Mi Cafe.

Climbing the side of Pinnacle Hill, South Clinton continues into the suburb of Brighton, where it runs past apartment complexes, light commercial, and many professional offices. Medical practices predominate, especially around the intersection with Westfall Road, due to the proximity of the primary campus of the University of Rochester Medical Center. South Clinton finally terminates at the Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road.

In Brighton there is also access to the Erie Canal Trail

Located along South Clinton Avenue

In approximate order, traveling southeast from downtown Rochester into Brighton.

City of Rochester - Downtown

Important intersections are (traveling south) East Main Street, Broad Street, Court Street, and Woodbury Boulevard, the Inner Loop, and I-490. The Metropolitan is on the corner of Clinton Square and East Main.

City of Rochester - Southeast

Important intersections are Alexander Street, Gregory Street, Meigs Street, South Goodman, and Highland Avenue, which marks the border with Brighton. Boulder Coffee Co. is on the corner of South Clinton and Alexander.


The Clintwood Apartments are located off South Clinton on Clintwood Court. South Clinton also forms the western border of The Reserve.

Important intersections are Elmwood Avenue, Westfall Road, and the Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road. There is a 7-Eleven and a Walgreens on the corner of South Clinton and Elmwood.

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