Cobbs Hill Neighborhood


Sign.JPGSign welcoming visitors on South Winton. P1000836.JPGHomes along Nunda Blvd.

Centered on Cobbs Hill Park in the Southeast Quadrant.
North: Interstate 490 and train tracks
South: Highland Avenue
East: Brighton
West: Cobbs Hill Park
Neighborhood Association
Cobbs Hill Neighborhood Association
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The Cobbs Hill Neighborhood refers to the area around Cobbs Hill Park and Washington Grove. It is primarily residential and similar in character to nearby Brighton with its eclectic collection of homes built primarily in the 1920s and '30s. Among the neighborhood's tree-lined streets, Nunda Boulevard is especially famous. Designed by renown landscape architect Alling DeForest, Nunda is divided by a wide grassy mall and lined with quaint, well-tended homes. Here you will also find an entrance to the Gardens of First Unitarian Church.

Norris Drive, running along I-490, contains a small number of offices and retail spaces.

Though the neighborhood is quiet and feels almost rural in places, it is conveniently located within easy walking and biking distance of Park Avenue, the East Avenue Historic District, Upper Monroe, Home Acres, and the Twelve Corners shopping center.


Dusk.JPGSpringtime dusk.

Amenities are found mostly in two places: Norris Drive, which runs along 490 (divided by a sound wall), and Rockwood Street, an odd, semi-industrial outcropping cut off from the rest of the neighborhood by the Can of Worms. The latter is bounded by South Winton, train tracks, East Avenue, and the border with Brighton, and really only accessible by crossing East.



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