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Corn Hill

Entertainment & the Arts > Entertainment Districts > Corn Hill

Corn Hill is Rochester's oldest residential neighborhood and is on the western bank of the Genesee River not far from the business district. Wandering through Corn Hill's neighborhood of beautifully restored homes reveals buildings dating to the 1850s. An urban renaissance in the 1960s and '70s brought many homes back to their original splendor, and a second rejuvenation in the 1980s resulted in extensive townhome development. Corn Hill is a diverse community of about 2,000 residents. The neighborhood association has restored much of the character of the area with parks, gazebos and walkways. What once was a small neighborhood festival has evolved into the annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, held every July, which attracts hundreds of artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Corn Hill Landing, a shopping and housing development, is on the river. Visitors can board the Mary Jemison, a classic wooden vessel, for a ride on the river and the Erie Canal.


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